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----------200 AM ChST Thu Oct 26 2017
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY --------------------------- None.
WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------------- None.
SUMMARY OF 100 AM CHST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ------------------------------------------------ Location...16.9N 133.9E
About  760 miles west-northwest of Guam About  775 miles west-northwest of Rota About  790 miles west-northwest of Tinian About  795 miles west of Saipan About  615 miles northwest of Ulithi About  585 miles north-northwest of Yap
Maximum sustained winds...50 mph Present movement...North-northwest...330 degrees at 17 mph.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 100 AM ChST...1500 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Saola was located near latitude 16.9 degrees North and longitude 133.9 degrees East...moving north-northwest at 17 mph. Tropical Storm Saola is expected to maintain this direction with a decrease in forward speed through tonight, then curve toward the north Friday, then toward northeast passing just south of Japan over the weekend.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to 50 mph. Little change in intensity is expected through tonight, but then Saola is forecast to intensify slowly over the next few days, possibly becoming a typhoon Saturday before weakening Sunday or Monday.
Tropical storm force winds extend out to 230 miles in the eastern semicircle, and up to 165 miles in the western semicircle.
NEXT ADVISORY ------------- The next scheduled advisory will be issued by the National Weather Service at 800 AM.
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