Kanto Plain bases can expect a gusty, rainy weekend

A tropical cyclone formation alert has been issued on 91W Invest, a developing disturbance about 750 miles south-southwest of Yokosuka Naval Base. NAVAL METEOROLOGY & OCEANOGRAPHY COMMAND
A tropical cyclone formation alert has been issued on 91W Invest, a developing disturbance about 750 miles south-southwest of Yokosuka Naval Base. NAVAL METEOROLOGY & OCEANOGRAPHY COMMAND

Kanto Plain bases can expect a gusty, rainy weekend

by David Krigbaum
Stars and Stripes

12:45 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Japan time: Kanto Plain bases can expect a gusty, rainy visitor this weekend, though there's no danger at this point of destructive winds, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center's first warnining on Tropical Depression 07W.

At 9 a.m., as yet unnamed 07W was 633 miles south of Yokosuka Naval Base, headed north at 13 mph with 29-mph sustained winds and 40-mph gusts.

If 07W continues on its present heading, 07W is forecast to peak at 35-mph sustained winds and 46-mph gusts, remaining a tropical depression throughout its journey north. It's due to make landfall in the Nagoya area southwest of Tokyo at mid-afternoon Saturday.

It's then forecast to cruise northeast through the Kanto Plain, making a near-direct hit on Yokota and passing 17 miles northwest of Naval Air Facility Atsugi and Camp Zama and 36 miles northwest of Yokosuka at about 8 a.m. Sunday. No warnings or tropical cyclone conditions of readiness are in effect at this point.

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