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Tropical Storm Kulap (17W) Moves Closer to Japan

27.2N 135.9E

September 8th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Kulap (17W) - September 8th, 2011

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Track of TS 17W - September 8th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 17W

Tropical Storm Kulap (17W), located approximately 365 nautical miles southeast of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, has tracked northwestward at 12 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 12 feet.

The current forecast track from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center takes Kulap right over Kadena Air Base this weekend, moving north of Taiwan and making a final landfall south of Shanghai, China next week.

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