Skip to comments.Super Typhoon Neoguri to pass near Japanese island of Okinawa (Category 5)
Posted on 07/07/2014 12:05:05 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A large super typhoon is gathering force as it barrels along a path that is expected to take it close to the Japanese island of Okinawa.
By the time it nears Okinawa early Tuesday, Super Typhoon Neoguri is likely to be generating winds as strong as a Category 5 hurricane, meteorologists say.
"This is a beast," said CNN International Meteorologist Tom Sater.
Okinawa, where multiple U.S. military facilities are situated, regularly finds itself in the path of big typhoons. Many of the buildings on the island are designed to weather the powerful winds that come roaring in off the Western Pacific.
Based on current predictions, Neoguri is expected to pass to the west of Okinawa, sparing the island its full fury.
"It'll brush Okinawa -- maybe Category 1, Category 2 winds," Sater said. "But they're ready for that."(continued)
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Close call for us in the Philippines, but no effects here.
Here is a good weather site that I watch each day:
Direct hit for us on Wednesday here in Kyushu . Category 3 or 4 .
Yes...Batten down the hatches.
Here is another good site for tracking typhoons:
It is the home page for the other link that I posted.
Lots of Midshipmen out that way for their Youngster cruise. What a way to get broken in.
Am hunkered down here in Sasebo, Japan on a business trip. Can’t wait to ride this one out!
Glad we never get typhoons here.
I remember the big typhoon of 1958. Yokohama didn’t get a direct hit but it was close.
Well , mileage-wise you are not far from me here in Kumamoto , where I live . Looks like this phoon is going to kick some arse .
You should take a vacation to Hokkaido!
Time will tell who gets the bullseye here in Japan! It's been a few years since I last rode out a phoon!
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