Typhoon Haiyan

A huge storm has hit the Philippines, and is now heading for Vietnam...

This storm: super-typhoon Haiyan has broken records, with devastating winds and storm surges. Happily, the speed at which the storm passed through seems to have reduced the amount of rainfall in any particular area. The track of the storm also bypassed some of the major cities such as the capital: Manila.

News of the storm in 'The Guardian'...
An image gallery 

What has been particularly interesting for me have been some of the images, showing the storm from space, like a puncture wound in the Earth's atmosphere.

Images from NOAA

Those investigating tropical cyclones / extreme weather and similar processes would do well to explore some of these links and stories while they are 'live'.
For example, are storms like this becoming stronger and more frequent ?