I'M DOING this quick post while power was temporarily restored. It's been on and off since the weather started to worsen as Typhoon Milenyo (international name: Xangsane), now with wind gusts of up to 260 kilometer per hours, is poised to strike the city. When we reported for work early this morning, its maximum wind while passing through Northern Samar was only around 130 kph.
According to Mike Padua's popular typhoon tracking website, it is currently battering Albay; its eyewall is expected to be in our neighborhood from 10pm tonight until 8am tomorrow.
This popup storm update from Padua's site says the eyewall
is the ring of rain clouds surrounding the "eye" of a typhoon. It is here where the strongest winds and heaviest rain of a typhoon can be found.The projected storm track above (nicked from the same website) was issued at 5pm today, and shows Milenyo passing through the Camarines Sur mainland tonight on its way to Metro Manila.