Typhoon 16W (Bolaven), # 5
Published: August 22, 2012
3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, Japan time: Looks like the opening of school might end up waiting a day, if Typhoon Bolaven has anything to say about it.
Joint Typhoon Warning Center and Kadena Air Base 18th Wing Weather Flight forecasts call for Bolaven to rumble 146 miles southwest of Okinawa around 6 a.m. Monday, packing a pretty severe Category II or III-equivalent punch.
For Okinawa, that means damaging winds of 58-mph or greater occurring between 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday, 18th Wing Weather Flight officials said. Expect sustained 58-mph winds and 80-mph gusts between 2 and 4 a.m. Monday.
We remain in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 4, but no need to wonder, worry or wait. Take action. Clean up around house and office and make plans for that commissary, gasoline and ATM run.