1:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, Japan time: Doesn’t appear as if this one will become monstrous, but the eighth numbered tropical cyclone of the northwest Pacific’s season is close enough to be of concern to Okinawa, Japan’s main southwestern island of Kyushu and Korea’s west coast.p />08W is forecast to pass 150 miles northeast of Okinawa around 3 p.m. Tuesday, packing moderate tropical storm-force winds of 46-mph sustained and 58-mph gusts at its center. At this point, Kadena Air Base 18th Wing Weather Flight officials anticipate 17-mph winds and 29-mph gusts occurring Tuesday afternoon, although those projections could change.PST will keep an eyeball or two on it.

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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.

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