Tropical Storm 08W grows; heading near Shanghai
The storm track has this system passing over Okinawa on Tuesday afternoon, most likely as a Category 1 typhoon.
Tropical Storm 08W, #3 (Stars & Stripes)
7:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29: Parameters remain similar to earlier reports. Tropical Storm 08W is forecast to rumble 20 miles south of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, at 4 a.m. Tuesday.
Damaging winds of 58 mph or greater forecast to start around 3 a.m. Tuesday, with sustained 52-mph winds and 75-mph gusts expected between 3 and 6 a.m. Okinawa remains in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 3.
The currect forecast track shows that tropical storm 8 will brush against the China coast at Shanghai as a Category 2 typhoon. It will then curve towards the northeast and head towards North Korea.