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Super Typhoon Juan ( The Typhoon Formally Known as Megi outside of the Philippines) has shunned its wanna be status and is now a super typhoon.

Living in the Philippines with a Super Typhoon

This puts it in a rare class in the Philippines.  My research turned up less than 10 super typhoons in the Philippines.   Sensational and exciting, yes it is but then one quickly remembers deadly.

The storm is expect to give Manila only a glancing blow.   The storm is projected to smash into northern tip of the Philippines.

juan or megi projected path

Projected Path of Super Typhoon Megi (Juan)

Since this storm is historical in nature, I thought it warranted a new post rather than adding to the article already on Cebu Experience.   While the storm is not a major event for those living in Cebu it will be catastrophic for those living in the northern Philippines.

The Philippines gives storms a name that only they use.  So while the typhoon is known as Megi by most of the world, in the Philippines it is named Juan.

As you can see from the graphic, the storm has made its turn toward the Philippines and is now travelling west.  Tropical Storm Risk is showing the following probabilities for the Philippines:
Red Alert Country(s) or Province(s)


The Philippines:
Probability for CAT 1 or above is 75% in about 24 hours
Probability for TS is 95% in about 24 hours

Red Alert City(s) and Town(s):
Soliven (17.0 N, 122.4 E)
Probability for CAT 1 or above is 60% in about 36 hours
Probability for TS is 90% in about 24 hours
Vigan (17.5 N, 120.5 E)
Probability for CAT 1 or above is 50% in about 36 hours
Probability for TS is 80% in about 36 hours
Laoag (18.2 N, 120.7 E)
Probability for CAT 1 or above is 45% in about 36 hours
Probability for TS is 80% in about 36 hours

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