Here we go again for the Phillipines another developing typhoon heading they're way. Tropical storm 24W is passing south of Guam and is becoming better organized with time. I see JTWC is really aggressive is intensifying the system to a 135kt supertyphoon just before landfall. There is a solid and a zonal ridge setup across the region for the next week and beyond. It is not at all unusual for November and December storms in the northwest pacific to reach category-5 status. Historically there has been many cat-4's into January. The only time that the northwest pacific climatologically slow is February and March. Although there was a cat-4 in early March 2002 named Mitag which recurved east of the Phillipines.