Tropical Storm 10W (Saola), # 1
Published: July 28, 2012
11 p.m. Saturday, July 28, Japan time: Tropical storm Saola, which spawned overnight east of the Philippines, at this point doesn’t appear to be much of a threat to Okinawa, forecast to rumble some 425 miles west-southwest of Kadena Air Base around midnight Wednesday.
However, officials with Kadena’s 18th Wing Weather Flight say it’s “too early to say” definitively which way it will head. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center’s forecast track takes Saola 60 miles south of Taipei, Taiwan, at 6 p.m. Thursday, but that dynamic aids used to forecast tropical storms’ movement s at this point are “all over the place,” some pointing Saola just west of Okinawa, others well west of Taiwan.
Kadena's five-day weather forecast calls for winds and rain to pick up on Wednesday, with winds gusting between 35 and 40 mph come afternoon.
Also, a tropical cyclone formation alert was issued for a disturbance forming east of Iwo Jima, which has taken a track directly west. PST will keep an eye on that as well.
FYI, Saola is Vietnamese for “an animal recently found in Vietnam.” Check the bottom of the page contained in the link. You can't make up stuff like that.