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Super Typhoon Bopha [Pablo] - Final Summary (Update 15)

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Published on Dec 9, 2012

All statistics in the video correct as of December 9, 2012
After 16 days, many of which were hell for the Philippines, Bopha (Pablo) is finally no longer with us. The storm began near the Micronesian islands, and subsequently went on to become a super typhoon whilst bearing down on Palau. Mercifully, the storm jogged to the south as it passed Koror. The typhoon wasn't as kind on the Philippines, however. Initially expected to strike Visayas as a Category 3 storm, Bopha drove further south and struck Mindanao (Davao Oriental) as a Category 5 storm with winds of 160mph. The storm emerged on the other side of Mindanao as a Category 2 storm, and briefly made landfall on the island of Negros and then Palawan as a Category 1 typhoon. Bopha then moved north and appeared to be near the end of its life, until some unexpected rapid intensification occurred, bringing the storm back to a Category 3 typhoon with winds of 125mph in the South China Sea. It looked like a bad situation for Luzon, but thankfully the storm weakened as quickly as it strengthened, and stayed offshore as it degenerated into a remnant low.
Feedback about how well I covered this storm is welcome.

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