Tropical Depression 16W, # 1
Published: August 20, 2012
12:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, Japan time: Too early to say definitively, as most tropical cyclones go, but initial forecast track shows Tropical Depression 16W possibly headed in Okinawa’s direction, this weekend or perhaps Monday, Kadena Air Base 18th Wing Weather Flight officials said.
Long-range forecast shows winds picking up Friday, 25 to 30 mph sustained with gusts up to 40 mph. At 9 a.m. Saturday, 16W is forecast by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center to be 385 miles southeast of Okinawa headed west-northwest.
PST will keep a sharp eyeball on it.