Tropical Storm Yagi forecast to hit Okinawa Saturday afternoon
Noon Friday, Aug. 10, Japan/Korea time: Yes, Tropical Storm Yagi is now forecast to rumble just northeast of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, late Saturday afternoon.
But we're not talking lockdown criteria yet; 46-mph sustained winds and 58-mph gusts at this point. Joint Typhoon Warning Center isn't forecasting Yagi to reach destructive-wind status until long after it leaves the Okinawa area, when it clips the east coast of China and bears down on North Korea.
At 9 a.m., Yagi was 376 miles southeast of Kadena, rumbling northwest at 12 mph and holding steady at 46-mph sustained winds and 58-mph gusts at center.
And that's what the forecast calls for, Yagi, holding steady at those wind values as it passes 17 miles northeast of Kadena at 5 p.m. Saturday.
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