Tropical Depression 20W, # 1
Published: October 1, 2012
6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, Japan time: Pacific Storm Tracker has its eye on a new tropical depression that spawned Sunday northeast of Guam and is forecast to make a zigzag walk northwest through the Northern Marianas Islands, then curve northeast around the Iwo chain and remain well off Japan’s east coast.
While it doesn’t look to be a threat (yet), the forecast track has varied by almost 100 miles west in the last six hours. Local forecast at Yokosuka Naval Base calls for winds to start picking up, 30-mph gusts Wednesday morning. As always, PST’s got your back, Kanto peeps.