Tropical Storm 15W (Tembin), # 5: Cutting across Korea
Published: August 29, 2012
8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, Korea time: Tembin remains a severe tropical storm as its course has shifted even farther east, now forecast to make landfall Thursday afternoon just south of Kunsan Air Base, then cutting across the Korean peninsula before exiting south of Kangnung into the Sea of Japan (or East Sea).
Joint Typhoon Warning Center advisories say Tembin still will be packing 46-mph sustained winds and 58-mph gusts as it crashes ashore 20 miles south of Kunsan about 5 p.m. Thursday. It should lose some of its strength as it interacts with land, but will still make for a wet, windy day at Daegu, Osan Air Base/Camp Humphreys and Yongsan Garrison.