Tropical Storm 12W (Haikui), # 9: TCCOR Storm Watch issued.
Published: August 5, 2012
11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, Japan time: Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness Storm Watch was issued for Okinawa at 10:30 p.m.
That said, please remain vigilant and don't get complacent. All weather officials' eyes remain trained on Tropical Storm Haikui, which remains in the area and continues to buffet Okinawa with 25- to 30-mph winds and 35-mph gusts.
Maximum wind speeds at Naha International Airport were 43 mph sustained and with 57-mph gusts. More than 2 inches of rain had fallen between 6:52 p.m. Saturday and Sunday evening, with more expected.
Unless Haikui reverses course and heads back to Okinawa, PST signs off for now.