The Pacific Ocean only been awaken for a few days and already, we have two major hurricanes and an area of disturbed weather ready to develop at any time now. I am talking about Major Hurricane Blas and Super Typhoon Nepartak (Philippine Name: Butchoy).
First off, Blas. Remains a Major Hurricane. Was a Category 4 Hurricane late last night, but weaken in the overnight to early morning hours. Winds of 125 mph, at Category 3 status. Moving West-Northwest at 12 mph with an Air Pressure of 956 millibars as of the 8:00am Pacific Time Advisory from the National Hurricane Center.
Projected Path shows that Blas will weaken even more as it moves to the West-Northwest Direction, downgrading to a strong Category 2 storm by Thursday morning before downgrading even more to a Tropical Storm on Saturday and a Post-Tropical System by Sunday into Monday. No threat to land, that's good news as the storm begins to weaken. Although, for the Island of Hawaii, high waves cannot be ruled out as Blas comes in as a post-tropical system.
And then comes Nepartak. Super Typhoon Nepartak (Philippine Name: Butchoy), not threating the Philippines, but posing a major threat to Taiwan and China as the storm begins to creeping its way to the Taiwanese island as a strong Category 5 equivalent. Winds of 175 mph with an Air Pressure of 900 millibars, ready to jump down to below 900, as of the 9:00 UTC advisory. So if you live in Taiwan or in China, you might want to start getting prepared for the what could be the absolute worst from the strong tropical system.
Projected Path of Nepartak (Butchoy) shows the storm remains a Category 5 storm in the evening hours, Central Time, but the wind speeds will drop in that very hour before hitting Taiwan as a Category 3 storm, meaning that Taiwan will see their first typhoon strike for 2016. And as Nepartak leaves Taiwan, it will weaken again as it about to hit China later this week, possibly Friday or Saturday, depends on your time zone. So if I were you, living in either Taiwan or in the Southeastern Coast of China, I should start getting prepared.
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