SEVERE WX : Winter Storm Warning - Blizzard Warning View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

These statistics show the power of Super Typhoon Mangkhut

Super Typhoo...

Posted: Sep 16, 2018 9:04 AM
Updated: Sep 16, 2018 9:04 AM

Super Typhoon Mangkhut hit the Philippines with the equivalent strength of a Category 5 hurricane in the early hours of Saturday, September 15.

It's since been downgraded to a typhoon but is still whipping up winds of almost 200 kilometers per hour (125 mph).

Accidents, disasters and safety

Natural disasters

Severe weather

Tropical storms

Typhoon Mangkhut

Typhoons

Weather

Here are some statistics that show Mangkhut's power:

  • Mangkhut was the strongest storm anywhere on the planet in 2018, with wind speeds at one stage of 285 kph (180 mph).
  • Mangkhut made landfall of 165 mph (270 kph), 75 mph (120 kph) stronger than Hurricane Florence that hit North Carolina on the same day.
  • Typhoon-force winds stretched for 270 kilometers (168 miles), the distance between Paris and Brussels.
  • It is the strongest storm to make landfall in the Philippines since Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, and the strongest to make landfall on the Philippines' northern island of Luzon since Super Typhoon Megi in 2010.
  • On Luzon, more than 30 million people were expected to face tropical storm-force winds.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
26° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 13°
Albert Lea
Overcast
25° wxIcon
Hi: 21° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 13°
Austin
28° wxIcon
Hi: 24° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 20°
Charles City
Overcast
27° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: °
Rochester
Overcast
23° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 8°
Winter Storm Warning
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Chris and George at the top of the 10

Image

Snow plow drivers prep for snow

Image

Navigating Mayo Clinic Ambulances in the snow

Image

Snow and 18 Wheelers

Image

When to call 911

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 1/17

Image

Tow truck drivers prepare for snow

Image

Weather impacts on public transportation

Image

First at 4 Snow Storm

Image

Winter Weather can't stop early voters

Community Events