Typhoon 16W (Bolaven), # 4
Published: August 21, 2012
11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, Japan time: Bolaven was upgraded to Category 1-equivalent typhoon status overnight Tuesday and is creeping northwest on a forecast track expected to take it 146 miles southwest of Okinawa on Sunday evening.
Kadena Air Base 18th Wing Weather Flight’s extended forecast calls for winds to gradually pick up as the week progresses, with plenty of rainshowers in the mix. Sunday should be really gusty; expect sustained 52-mph winds with gusts up to 69 mph.
For now, Okinawa remains in tropical cyclone condition of readiness 4, but that may change soon. Begin preparing now, with a general cleanup outside the office and home for starters.
PST will keep an eye on things.