Okinawa 1988-1991

Okinawa 1988-1991

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Typhoon Saomai puts Okinawa at TCCOR 3

Winds expected to reach 121 mph as storm hits island.

Typhoon Saomai put Okinawa in its crosshairs as Typhoon Alley remained congested on Monday, with Saomai and two other tropical storms rumbling through the northwest Pacific.

A Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 3 was issued at noon Monday for Okinawa in advance of Saomai, the eighth of 10 storms of the Pacific Rim’s tropical cyclone season. It continued strengthening and tracking northwest toward a possible Wednesday afternoon visit.

“This is a serious threat, definitely,” said Master Sgt. Brian McDonald, noncommissioned officer in charge of Kadena Air Base’s 18th Wing Weather Flight. “We could have some problems if we get the force of winds that we’re expecting.”
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