Typhoon Mitag: Area IV All Clear

Typhoon Mitag: Area IV All Clear

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

12:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, Korea time: Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness All Clear has been directed for Daegu/Area IV at 11 a.m., Kunsan Air Base at 11:35 a.m. and Chinhae Naval Base at 12:40 p.m., according to spokesmen and official Facebook pages for all three regions.

At 9 a.m., Tropical Storm Mitag was 143 miles east of Yongsan Garrison and had accelerated, moving northeast at 27 mph, packing 46-mph sustained winds and 58-mph gusts. Mitag has ended its visit to the Korean peninsula and moved offshore into the Sea of Japan (East Sea).

Mitag has begun conversion to a sub-tropical low, but will still maintain gale-force strength, 52-mph sustained winds and 63-mph gusts as it crosses the Sea of Japan and make secondary landfall over north-central Honshu, passing 85 miles south of Misawa Air Base at 6 p.m. Friday.

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