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Tropical Storm Talas (15W) Heading North Towards Japan

August 27th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Talas (15W) - August 27th, 2011

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Track of TS 15W - August 27th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 15W

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.

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