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Pacific Hurricane, Typhoon Records Keep Falling With Weeks to Go

  • Typhoon Melor peaked at Category 4 strength in Philippines
  • This year has set a record for world's most powerful systems

It’s been a record year for powerful hurricanes and typhoons in the Pacific Ocean, and they just keep coming.

Typhoon Melor, which peaked at Category 4 strength on the U.S. Saffir-Simpson scale, weakened as it moved through the Philippines, but chances are it will have company before it finally fades away.