Haiyan is estimated to have winds as strong as 195 miles per hour when it washed ashore last night in the Philippines. To put that in perspective -- the strongest winds out of an Atlantic hurricane at landfall are currently estimated to have come from Hurricane Camille (190 mph) in 1969.
|Picture of Haiyan at landfall last night. CIMSS.|
Haiyan is now working out into the South China Sea, weakened some from its peak yesterday due to land interaction with the Philippines. It still is a pretty strong storm and will remain that way until final landfall in Vietnam in a couple of days.
More: CIMSS blog on some of the satellite imagery of Haiyan as it approached the Philippines yesterday.