Tropical Storm 22W (Prapiroon), # 10: Gusty, blustery evening in store
Published: October 17, 2012
10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Japan time: It might seem like much more, but Okinawa remains only in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 3 and will experience sustained 40-mph winds and 58-mph gusts through the night into tomorrow morning.
The rumor mill is spinning wildly on Facebook that Japanese authorities have declared TCCOR 1-C (caution) off base. A reminder that while the Japanese might issue their own declarations, American personnel are subject to U.S. Forces Japan instructions regarding TCCORs. And we remain in TCCOR 3 as of this evening.
Kadena Air Base’s 18th Wing Weather Flight’s extended forecast calls for winds to decrease to 30-mph sustained and 40-mph gusts by Thursday afternoon and evening.
Yokosuka Naval Base should be well out of harm’s way as Prapiroon (or what’s left of it) rumbles 285 miles south. The Kanto Plain should get outer bands and rain showers but little more.