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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tropical Storm 08W grows; heading near Shanghai

Tropical Storm 08W formed in the Western Pacific yesterday with 40 MPH sustained winds. The storm now has 45 MPG winds and will steadily increase in strenth over the next several days.

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.

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