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Typhoon Sanba Aproaching Okinawa
      #93984 - Thu Sep 13 2012 10:13 AM

On Saturday evening, strong Typhoon Sanba will pass close to Kadena AB, Okinawa, moving north toward Korea. Wind gusts of 100 knots are possible over Okinawa as Sanba passes just to the west of the island.
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Re: Typhoon Sanba Aproaching Okinawa [Re: Ed Dunham]
      #93987 - Fri Sep 14 2012 09:18 AM

Sanba is now a Super Typhoon with sustained winds of 150 knots and a central pressure estimated at 911MB. Wind gusts are currently as high as 180 knots (205mph) but Sanba has peaked and a slow decline in intensity is forecast by JTWC.

140600Z --- NEAR 19.1N 129.8E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS - 005 DEGREES AT 09 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 020 NM
POSITION BASED ON EYE FIXED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 150 KT, GUSTS 180 KT

Sanba is now expected to pass within 10 miles of Kadena AB, Okinawa, Saturday evening (15/23Z) with wind gusts as high as 140 knots (160mph).
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Re: Typhoon Sanba Aproaching Okinawa [Re: Ed Dunham]
      #93988 - Sat Sep 15 2012 01:29 AM

Sanba has weakened and is no longer a Super Typhoon but it is still expected to pass directly over Okinawa at about 16/00Z (8PM Saturday evening EST) with winds of about 100 knots.
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Re: Typhoon Sanba Aproaching Okinawa [Re: Ed Dunham]
      #93992 - Sat Sep 15 2012 07:23 PM

At 15/22Z, Typhoon Sanba was located over northeast Okinawa. Sanba passed just to the east of Kadena AB and at 2305Z Kadena had gusts as high as 78mph. Pressure is now on the rise as Sanba moves away from Okinawa on a northerly heading toward South Korea. Landfall expected near Chinju with winds of 80 knots gusting to 100 knots at 17/00Z (8PM ET on Sunday).

Recent weather reports from Kadena AB:

Time
EDT (UTC) Temperature
F (C) Dew Point
F (C) Pressure
Inches (hPa) Wind
MPH Weather
Latest 6 PM (22) Sep 15 80 (27) 80 (27) 28.61 (968) W 49 light rain; mist
5 PM (21) Sep 15 78 (26) 78 (26) 28.45 (963) NW 51 light rain; mist
4 PM (20) Sep 15 78 (26) 78 (26) 28.42 (962) NNW 49 heavy rain; mist
3 PM (19) Sep 15 78 (26) 78 (26) 28.6 (968) N 43 heavy rain; mist
2 PM (18) Sep 15 78 (26) 78 (26) 28.81 (975) NNE 47 heavy rain; mist
1 PM (17) Sep 15 78 (26) 78 (26) 28.95 (980) NE 53 heavy rain; mist
Noon (16) Sep 15 77 (25) 77 (25) 29.08 (984) NE 47 rain; mist
11 AM (15) Sep 15 78 (26) 78 (26) 29.18 (988) ENE 43 heavy rain; mist
10 AM (14) Sep 15 78 (26) 78 (26) 29.25 (990) NE 40 rain; mist
9 AM (13) Sep 15 78 (26) 78 (26) 29.33 (993) ENE 43 rain; mist
8 AM (12) Sep 15 78 (26) 78 (26) 29.39 (995) ENE 39 light rain; mist

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