Tropical Storm Prapiroon to threaten South Korea

TS Prapiroon Satellite image via JTWC

Tropical Storm Prapiroon, located over the western North Pacific has been deepening and moving towards the northwest at abut 5 knots.  Prapiroon currently has max winds of about 45 knots and is forecast to reach typhoon strength during the next 36 hours.

The forecast track shows Prapiroon turning more towards the north passing west of Okinawa about 0600 UTC on the 1st then making landfall over South Korea between 0600UTC and 1200UTC on the 2nd.

Forecast Track via JTWC

About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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