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It's one of, if not, the strongest storm ever recorded on the planet. Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines with winds touching 235 miles per hour. Trace looks at how this typhoon differs from hurricanes and what ingredients combined to create such a monster.
This explains the phenomena also known as a cyclone with six conditions required for formation: warm sea surface temperatures, atmospheric instability, high humidity in the lower to middle levels of the troposphere. One of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded called "Haiyan" devastated Southeast Asia, primarily the Philippines, with the loss of 7,500 people on November 3, 2013.
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Tropical cyclones—intense circular storms that originate over tropical oceans—are called typhoons when they occur in the western North Pacific Ocean around the Philippines, Japan, and China