Tropical Storm 15W (Tembin), # 4: Korea-bound?
Published: August 28, 2012
3 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, Korea time: Wind parameters remain the same, except the forecast track continues to bend eastward and pick up forward speed, with Tropical Storm Tembin now projected to veer 15 miles west of Kunsan Air Base at 6 p.m. Thursday, 5 miles west of Osan Air Base and Camp Humphreys at 1 a.m. Friday and 10 miles west of Yongsan Garrison at 3 a.m. Friday, packing sustained 52-mph winds and 63-mph gusts.
9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, Korea time: Tropical Storm Tembin, which has battered southern Taiwan the last week, has shifted track and now is on course for a rendezvous Thursday evening or Friday morning along Korea’s west coast, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center’s latest advisory says.
It will remain a moderate- to severe-tropical storm as it roars through the East China Sea into the Yellow Sea (or West Sea) early Thursday morning. Packing 52-mph winds and 63-mph gusts at its center, Tembin is next forecast to rumble 54 miles west of Kunsan Air Base at 3 p.m. Thursday, 49 miles west of Osan Air Base and Camp Humphreys at 9 p.m. and 40 miles west of Yongsan Garrison at midnight.
Those regions can expect southerly gusts up to 40 mph and plenty of rainshowers, though nothing on the scale that Bolaven dumped on the peninsula on Monday and Tuesday.