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Typhoon Muifa (11W) Moves Towards Shanghai, China – August 5th, 2011

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August 5th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Cyclones

Typhoon Muifa (TY 11W) – August 5th, 2011

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Track of TY 11W - August 5th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TY 11W

Typhoon Muifa (TY 11W), is currently located approximately 55 nautical miles west-southwest of Kadena air base, Japan. The system has tracked northwestward at 05 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 36 feet.

China warned residents and alerted emergency relief centers Friday to prepare for a powerful typhoon that was heading toward its heavily populated eastern coast. Typhoon Muifa is forecast to hit China late Saturday or early Sunday close to Shanghai, a commercial hub with a population of 23 million. Zhejiang’s flood headquarters told authorities in coastal areas to prepare for evacuations.

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