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    70 Inches of Rain: Update on China's Simultaneous Typhoons

    By Jesse Ferrell, Meteorologist/Community Director
    8/08/2012, 5:24:47 AM

    UPDATE: 8/3/2012: The storms made landfall last night, nearly simultaneously, and another Tropical Depression has already formed to the west. Click the image below (from CIMSS Tropical) for a loop of the storms:


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    UPDATE: 8/2/2012: (Original Blog Entry) Both Damrey and Saola will make landfall before tonight (00Z 8/3), hours apart, according to JTWC forecasts, but both will be tropical storms, weakened from their status as typhoons, as the zoom of the CIMSS map this morning shows. Here's the radar from Typhoon Saola last night:


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    Our updated news story about the storms says, "Saola unleashed torrential rain throughout northern and western Taiwan, with three-day amounts topping 70 inches of rain in at least one location." NASA TRMM has vertical cross-sections of both storms:


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    And their MODIS satellite took this wonderful image of both storms yesterday:


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    The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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