Tropical Storm 22W (Prapiroon), # 11 FINAL
Published: October 18, 2012
1:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, Japan time: This should be the last you’ll hear about the Thai God of Rain in this space.
Okinawa took a licking but kept on ticking last night; top winds were 46-mph sustained and 76-mph gusts just before midnight. Some sporadic power outages were reported.
Prapiroon has picked up forward speed (northeast at 14 mph) and is hurtling rapidly on a path that will take it about 300 miles southeast of the Kanto Plain at mid-morning Friday.
Yokosuka Naval Base should get 30-mph sustained winds and 40-mph gusts around mid-morning, and they’ll diminish sharply by afternoon, followed by clear skies. Unless by some miracle Prapiroon balloons back up into something major, PST is signing off for now.