Typhoon 16W (Bolaven), # 17: Okinawa enters TCCOR 1-E.
Published: August 26, 2012
5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, Japan time: Typhoon Bolaven’s back-side wind and rain bands are still causing some fairly strong squalls over Okinawa, to the tune of 58-mph sustained winds and 71-mph gusts. Kadena Air Base 18th Wing Weather Flight officials say they expect this to keep up until around 7 a.m., perhaps longer. Patience. It’s almost over. Strongest sustained winds and gusts were 104 mph and 138 mph around 9:40 p.m. Sunday.
9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, Japan time: It's happening, folks. Sustained winds are now exceeding 58 mph. Kadena Air Base's 18th Wing just declared Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 1-E (emergency) for Okinawa. All outdoor activity is prohibited. Stay indoors until the all-clear is sounded.