Typhoon Kompasu to strike Okinawa
Graphic courtesy of Japanese Meteorological Agency
Typhoon Kompasu Aimed for Okinawa(AccuWeather)
Typhoon Kompasu will strike Okinawa directly with winds of hurricane strength and torrential rain early Tuesday, EDT.
As of Monday morning, EDT, the center of Typhoon Kompasu was located about 250 miles southeast of Naha, Okinawa. The highest sustained winds were approaching 85 mph, with movement toward the northwest at 8 mph.
Further strengthening is forecast before the center of Kompasu passes directly over, or at least near, the main island of Okinawa.
Wind gusts of more than 75 mph, or minimal hurricane strength, will cause damage.
Torrential rainfall of 4 to 8 inches will create a threat of flooding.
Beyond Okinawa, Kompasu will veer northward east of Shanghai, China, maybe even brushing the coast.
Ultimate landfall later in the week will be somewhere on the west coast of the Korean Peninsula.