Tropical Storm 08W (Khanun) #3
Published: July 17, 2012
6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, Japan time: Tropical Storm Khanun has decided to edge closer to Okinawa, 91 miles north-northeast early this evening.
But while sustained 58-mph winds or greater are not forecast, and thus no accelerated tropical cyclone conditions of readiness, officials at Kadena Air Base’s 18th Wing Weather Flight are posting a high-wind alert for 40-mph gusts for early Tuesday evening.
Khanun is forecast to skedaddle out of the area rapidly toward the north-northwest and skim the West Sea coast of Korea, packing sustained 46-mph winds and 58-mph gusts at its center early Thursday morning. Should be a wet, gusty one for Osan and Kunsan Air Bases.
In case anybody wondered, Khanun is Thai for Jackfruit.