Tropical Storm 12W (Haikui), # 8; Okinawa remains in TCCOR 1
Published: August 4, 2012
6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, Japan time: All wind parameters remain the same except for the timeline, which has been pushed back some. Tropical Storm Haikui has strengthened a bit, and the fiercest winds Okinawa should experience, 40-mph sustained winds and 58-mph gusts, are occurring as I type this, and should last until around 8 p.m. Quite a few rain squalls associated with Haikui as well. Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 1 remains in effect.