Tropical Storm Talas (15W) Heading North Towards Japan
Tropical Storm Talas (15W), located approximately 760 nautical miles south of Tokyo, Japan, has tracked northward at 02 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 28 feet.
The system has been moving due north and is forecast to pass 118 miles west of Iwo Jima as a severe tropical storm, with 69-mph sustained winds and 86-mph gusts at its center.
JTWC’s forecast track shows Talas possibly curving east of Tokyo, which will likely endure Talas’ outer rain and wind bands come Thursday and Friday.