TCPPQ3 17:31:34.6456

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----------800 AM ChST Thu Oct 26 2017
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY --------------------------- None.
WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------------- None.
SUMMARY OF 700 AM CHST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ------------------------------------------------ Location...17.6N 133.1E
About  825 miles west-northwest of Guam About  840 miles west-northwest of Rota About  850 miles west-northwest of Tinian and Saipan About  685 miles northwest of Ulithi About  650 miles north-northwest of Yap
Maximum sustained winds...60 mph Present movement...Northwest...310 degrees at 13 mph.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 700 AM ChST...2100 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Saola was located near latitude 17.6 degrees North and longitude 133.1 degrees East...moving northwest at 13 mph. Tropical Storm Saola is expected to maintain this general motion through tonight, then curve toward the north by Saturday and the northeast by Sunday. Saola is forecast to pass just south of Japan over the weekend.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to 60 mph. Slow intensification is expected through Friday afternoon, when Saola is forecast to possibly become a typhoon before starting to weaken on Sunday as it begins the process of transitioning from a tropical cyclone to a mid-latitude low.
Tropical storm force winds extend out to 200 miles from the center.
NEXT ADVISORY ------------- The next scheduled advisory will be issued by the National Weather Service at 200 PM ChST this afternoon.
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