We tend to think that strong things come in big packages but…Typhoon

by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com

Looking to the east in this video from Oct. 11, 2014 notice the North Pacific High. The NPH spans well over 3000 miles from the Oregon Border to pass Hawaii. But its clockwise spinning winds are maxing out at about 25 knots. To the west find Super Typhoon Vongfong. This storm spans several hundred miles buts its counter-clockwise spinning winds are averaging 150 knots with gusts far stronger. This is a huge storm larger than the state of Texas but it is tiny compared to the NPH. But far stronger!