Super Typhoon Maysak Heads for Philippines


This animated GIF shows Maysak tracking across the Pacific Ocean. (NOAA/Satellite)

By Eric Leister – AccuWeather

Super Typhoon Maysak, one of the strongest cyclones in history during the months of January, February and March, slammed several Micronesian islands and is on its way to the Philippines.

Maysak is expected to slowly weaken as it tracks away from Yap and toward the Philippines over the next several days, but will still pose a threat to the islands in its path.

Maysak first developed into a tropical storm on Friday while located across Micronesia, southeast of Guam. The storm has continued strengthening since and will remain a large and dangerous typhoon as it tracks westward toward the Philippines this week.

Maysak slammed the island of Chuuk over the weekend with damaging winds and torrential rainfall as the core of the storm moved directly over the island. More than 250 mm (10 inches)…

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