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Typhoon Meihua is the 9th typhoon to hit China this year. It's scheduled to hit between Saturday and Sunday. Other information will be in the article. I couldn't find one with the Typhoon's category.

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The East China Sea will see waves of 9 to 11 meters high from Saturday noon to Sunday noon, waters off Shanghai and Zhejiang will see waves of 5 to 7 meters high, and waters off Jiangsu and southern Zhejiang Province will also see waves of 3 to 5 meters high, the statement said. Muifa, the ninth typhoon to hit China this year, made landfall in the East China Sea around 22:00 p.m. on Friday, according to the statement.
Will be neat to experience my first typhoon/hurricane since I'm in Shanghai right now.

Edit: Meihua/Muifa is Chinese as this is a report from a chinese TV channel. I believe it translates to plum blossom. I don't know even though I'm Chinese. I can't even read/write Chinese.
Edited by HybridCore - 8/6/11 at 7:49am
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Ouch...

Don't die bro!
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Don't worry. I'm pretty far from the water. Good couple of minutes away from the sea. Highways here are mostly 100km speed limit and people tend to go faster than that so I'll be fine. If anything's going to happen to me, it'll probably be some floods at the least.

Edit: This will be my second typhoon but I'll be closer this time. The first was in Japan when I was in Shinjuku, Tokyo. It was near 200 miles away so I was fine.
Edited by HybridCore - 8/6/11 at 7:47am
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I hope this distracts the world from the credit rating thing. I'm hoping for massive damage. No ill will towards the Chinese, I'm just entering my last year of college and recruiting for jobs begins in September.
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A few days ago... the track was for a strengthening cat 3 directly into shanghai. The forecast though was way off and now we're left with this... a weakening cat 1 expected go well off the coast of Shanghai. Has me curious if the Chinese did something to it: its eye fell apart and it just simply was never able to get its act back together despite great conditions.

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I wonder if they will fire a rocket this time that they actually can blame weather on unlike the one they fired up in the race for the moon.
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A few days ago... the track was for a strengthening cat 3 directly into shanghai. The forecast though was way off and now we're left with this... a weakening cat 1 expected go well off the coast of Shanghai. Has me curious if the Chinese did something to it: its eye fell apart and it just simply was never able to get its act back together despite great conditions.

Hurricanes/Typhoons, whatever you want to call them. They go through eye replacement cycles. So generally, a storm rarely stays that strong for long before it weakens.

It could have also hit wind shear or an area with dry air.

Also, when a tropical storm enters near the coast, it loses quite a bit of the deep warm waters it had to work with. That's why most of these storms weaken before they hit large areas of land.

Hurricane Katrina for example was a Cat 5 as it raged towards Louisiana, then it weakened to a Cat 3 by the time it hit land.

And it seems unlikely that scientists have figured out how to 'weaken' a storm. It's been tried many times and has failed. And weakening a something so powerful from a Cat 3 to a Cat 1 would require so much energy, I doubt we could do something like at the moment or the next 100+ years.
Edited by Tatsuya - 8/6/11 at 11:49am
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I hope this distracts the world from the credit rating thing. I'm hoping for massive damage. No ill will towards the Chinese, I'm just entering my last year of college and recruiting for jobs begins in September.
Haha. I don't mind. I actually don't like the Chinese. I wish I was Japanese.
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