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----------200 PM ChST Sat Mar 31 2018
...JELAWAT WEST OF THE NORTHERN CNMI AND WEAKENING...
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY -------------------------- A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for Agrihan in the Northern Mariana Islands.
WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for Agrihan in the Northern Mariana Islands.
A Tropical Storm Watch means tropical storm conditions including damaging winds of 39 to 73 mph are possible within the next 36 to 48 hours.
SUMMARY OF 100 PM CHST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- Location...18.6N 141.3E
About 290 miles west of Agrihan About 295 miles west of Pagan About 310 miles west-northwest of Alamagan About 380 miles northwest of Saipan About 425 miles north-northwest of Guam
Maximum sustained winds...120 mph Present movement...northeast...55 degrees...at 14 mph.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 100 PM CHST...0300 UTC...the center of Typhoon Jelawat was located near latitude 18.6 degrees north and longitude 141.3 degrees east...moving northeast at 14 mph. Jelawat is expected to continue on a northeast track through Sunday morning, then gradually turn to a more east track with decreasing forward speed Sunday night through Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to 120 mph. This weakening trend is anticipated to continue the next few days, possibly reducing Jelawat to a tropical storm as early as Sunday.
Typhoon force winds extend outward up to 30 miles east of the center, and up to 25 miles west of the center. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 110 miles south of the center, and up to 90 miles north of the center.
NEXT ADVISORY ------------- An intermediate advisory will be issued by the National Weather Service at 500 PM then follow by the next scheduled advisory at 800 PM this evening.
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Chan
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