Tropical Depression 08W, # 2
Published: July 16, 2012
6 p.m. Monday, July 16, Japan time: Tropical Depression 08W, as yet unnamed, continues to track rapidly northwest on a path taking it between Japan’s southwestern islands of Kyushu and Okinawa, then curve quickly north-northeast toward the south coast of Korea.
Having formed too far north and too close to land masses to really mount a serious charge, 08W should rake Okinawa with northerly winds and Kyushu with southeasterly winds up to 25 mph Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Still packing a mildly significant tropical storm’s punch, 08W is forecast to ram ashore packing 40-mph sustained winds and 46-mph gusts just east of Mokpo around 5 p.m. Wednesday, making for a wet, windy evening and early Thursday morning.