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Super typhoon in Pacific and quiet weather here

A high pressure system moving into our region today will keep the long weekend mostly dry, with temperatures in the upper 40°Fs to low 50°Fs. There is a slight chance for a few showers on Saturday night as a weak clipper system passes by, but it is more likely we will just see increased clouds. Monday looks to be a pleasant Veterans Day before a cold front moves in Monday night, ushering in much colder temperatures for the middle of next week.

In the western North Pacific, Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines last night. As of yesterday afternoon, Haiyan had a maximum wind speed of 195 mph and gusts up to 235 mph, making it one of the strongest tropical cyclones (if not the strongest) ever observed.