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    Soulik Onshore in China, Flooding Rain Continues

    By By Brian Edwards, Meteorologist
    July 16, 2013, 3:02:35 AM EDT

    Even though Soulik is weakening over China, life-threatening flooding rain from the once-typhoon remains a serious concern.

    Rainfall amounts associated with Soulik have exceeded 3 feet in parts of Taiwan. AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Anthony Sagliani reported that 37.87 inches of rain fell in Bailan, Taiwan, in less than 24 hours ending at 7 a.m. EDT on Saturday.

    Soulik made landfall near Fuzhou, China, on Saturday evening local time (Saturday morning EDT), and it continues to weaken over land. Nevertheless, Soulik will still be capable of producing damaging winds and flooding rain as it sweeps inland through Sunday.

    The greatest threat for flooding rainfall into the day on Sunday will lie across the provinces of Fujian and Jiangxi where a widespread 5-10 inches of rain is likely with locally higher amounts in the elevated terrain.


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    Moisture from Soulik will then likely get absorbed into a stalled frontal boundary resulting in the threat for flooding rainfall from parts of eastern China into the Korean Peninsula and Japan.

    Parts of the Korean Peninsula received 4-8 inches of rain on Thursday from this frontal boundary and additional heavy rainfall into early next week could lead to devastating flooding.

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