Tropical Storm 15W (Talas), # 1: Tokyo bound?
Published: August 26, 2011
3:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, Japan time: Tropical Storm Talas initially appeared as if it would stay out at sea. Too early to tell, says an official at Kadena Air Base’s 18th Wing Weather Flight, but there’s every chance it might wig-wag toward Tokyo by mid to late next week, possibly making for a wet Labour Day weekend. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, Talas is forecast to be 420 miles south of Yokosuka Naval Base, moving north and packing sustained 104-mph winds and 132-mph gusts at its center.