Even after crossing the Philippines and weakening due to land interaction, the storm is the equivalent of a very strong category 4 hurricane (maximum sustained winds down to 155 mph from 195 mph). The series of images below show the storm from its current state back to its appearance from Wednesday, when it first achieved category 5 status.
(Beneath that, are a few animations of the storm and a Katrina comparison as well)
See the CIMSS satellite blog for some additional, mind-blowing animations of the storm.
What Haiyan would look like off the East Coast
Interactive tracking map (click on layers for different information overlays)