Tropical Depression 04W, # 1
Published: May 31, 2012
Friday, June 1, 11 a.m. Japan time: Okinawa has set seasonal Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 4 just in time to greet the season’s fourth numbered storm, which is forecast to skirt southeast of the island overnight Monday into Tuesday.
Kadena Air Base’s 18th Wing Weather Flight says to expect northeasterly winds of 40 mph gusting as high as 45 as as-yet-unnamed 04W makes it way past about 230 miles southeast of Okinawa around midnight Monday. Not a lot of rain forecast to be associated with the storm, a few showers here and there but “the winds will be strong,” a weather flight official said.