Tropical Storm Prapiroon has finally begun picking up forward speed, moving north-northwest at a good pace and remaining on track to pass just west of Okinawa later Sunday. Remove or secure all outside items. Weather forecast for CFAS calls for southerly sustained winds between 46 and and 52 mph with mph gusts in the late afternoon, shifting to the southwest and gradually diminishing throughout the evening into Wednesday morning. This means YOU, whether on base or off, whether you see Japanese going about their appointed rounds in their vehicles despite the wicked weather. Tuesday, packing mph sustained winds and mph gusts. Sunday’s and Monday’s forecast for Kadena, courtesy of the 18th Wing Weather Flight, calls for rain, showers and scattered thunderstorms, with easterly winds between 40 and 55 mph Sunday morning, shifting to the southeast between 57 and 70 mph Sunday evening and decreasing to 40 to 50 mph Monday morning.

No school for Department of Defense Dependents Schools students. Bring inside or tie down those bicycles to a concrete structure. Get your safe on! Fleet Activities Sasebo remains in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 1; expect an upgrade as soon as sustained winds exceed 40 mph. Remove or secure all outside items. Pregnant women in their third trimester should contact 18th Medical Group or U.

Typhoon 09W (Prapiroon), #40 FINAL: All clear at Sasebo – Pacific – Stripes

Do NOT tape windows; these days, windows of both on- and off-base structures are coated to protect from UV rays and are also designed to withstand sustained destructive winds for extended periods.

At 58 mph sustained, winds are such that it becomes difficult to stand up or walk outside, your car weaves back and forth and could be forced off the road if you attempt to drive, tcco even the most innocuous of objects can become dangerous projectiles. The above information could change, since Tropical Depression 09W is very young and can intensify quickly, becoming even stronger than currently forecasted.


It might happen; it might not. Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni: Praprioon is due watchh pass 74 miles southeast of Pusan and 97 miles southeast of Chinhae Naval Base between 9 and 10 p. On Facebook Yokosuka Naval Base: Lots of wind and especially rain. Pregnant women in wtach third trimester should contact 18th Medical Group or U.

A wind forecast timeline will be provided once available. Destructive winds of 58 mph or greater are possible within 72 hours.

Begin a general cleanup around homes and office. But far enough from Kadena that it might not feel its full fury. No tropical storm warning signal has been issued, nor is one expected to be. Four flights serving Kitakyushu Airport and 18 serving Fukuoka Airport were also canceled.

It does appear as if Okinawa will experience sustained destructive mph winds Sunday afternoon into Monday morning. Destructive winds of 58 mph or greater are possible within tcdor hours.

Do you need bottled water, non-perishable foods, a portable radio, extra batteries, pet food for your furry friends, diapers for the little ones? Now is the time to tccog your way indoors and prepare to stay there for awhile.

Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness – Stripes

Here is the lateset wind-forecast timeline for U. Again, Tropical Storm Prapiroon’s forecast track has edged further west of Okinawa, which could avoid the storm’s inner nastiness, if the Joint Typhoon Warning Center’s latest track holds. All outside activity is prohibited. It is quite early in the life of a new ctcor.


No school for Department of Defense Dependents Schools students. Destructive sustained winds of 58 mph or greater are anticipated within 24 hours.

Models show 90W tracking just west of Okinawa by Sunday. And it might still be a Category 1-equivalent typhoon when it does.

Typhoon season primer, Part I: What do those TCCORs mean?

Once 1-C is declared, time to get indoors and hunker down. Tuesday to 3 a. Sunday Onset of mph sustained winds: At midnight, Prapiroon was miles south-southeast of Kadena Air Base and has started to turn northwest, txcor at 6 mph and has intensified to mph sustained winds and mph gusts.

JTWC reports and model guidance agrees that 90W should become a tropical depression within the next 24 hours. A high-wind warning is in effect for Sasebo Naval Base from 3 a.

Closest tcdor of approach is forecast to be 57 miles west of Kadena at 1 a. For the moment, U. Time to finish storm preparation, if you haven’t done so already. Noon Tuesday, July 3, Japan time: Prapiroon should reach Category 1-equivalent strength as it reaches Okinawa, mph sustained winds and mph gusts at center as it roars past, and maintain severe tropical storm strength as it picks up forward speed, north over Jeju Island, then making landfall over the southwest coast of Korea late Monday evening.