August 3, 2011 – – Super Typhoon Muifa Spares Shanghai: Typhoon Muifa (Chinese for Plum Blossom) is losing strength in the northwest Pacific and will spare Shanghai, China. Apparently, Muifa took its name seriously, as it neared Shanghai, and turned into a “gentle flower!”
Currently, Muifa has sustained winds of 72 MPH, with gusts to 87 MPH and by August 3rd; winds should be 71, with gusts to 86. and gusts should continue to decrease, as the typhoon moves north. By August 7th, winds should have dropped to 60, with gusts to 72 MPH. the 7th, Muifa should be off the eastern coast of China, due east of Shanghai. If it continues tracking north, Shanghai should see winds of no more than 25 to 35 MPH; assuming it is no closer than 400 miles of the mega city. The typhoon should provide Shanghai with some moderate winds, and a lot of water for those Plum Trees!
If meteorological estimates are correct, the storm should continue due north and make “a right” at Seoul, South Korea (see map). A category I typhoon has sustained winds of between 74 and 96 MPH. From August 3rd to the 7th, Muifa should be a very strong Tropical Depression. Goodbye Muifa, we expected more off yah. Seriously, though, this is very good news for Asia!
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