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----------730 AM ChST Thu Jul 5 2018
...TROPICAL STORM MARIA STRENGTHENING NORTH OF GUAM...
Changes with this advisory -------------------------- A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for Tinian, Saipan and adjacent coastal waters.
Watches and warnings -------------------- A tropical storm warning is now in effect for Tinian, Saipan and adjacent coastal waters. Tropical storm conditions, including damaging winds of 39 mph or more, are expected later today.
A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Guam, Rota and adjacent waters. Tropical storm conditions, including damaging winds of 39 mph or more, are occurring this morning.
Summary of 700 AM CHST...2100 UTC...Information ---------------------------------------------- Location...13.9N 144.7E
About 30 miles north of Guam About 35 miles west-southwest of Rota About 95 miles southwest of Tinian About 110 miles southwest of Saipan About 345 miles south-southwest of Agrihan
Maximum sustained winds...65 mph Present movement...north-northwest...330 degrees at 10 mph
Discussion and outlook ---------------------- At 700 AM CHST...2100 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Maria was located near Latitude 13.9 North and Longitude 144.7 East. Tropical Storm Maria is moving toward the north-northwest at 10 mph. It is expected to make a slight turn toward the northwest with a slight decrease in forward speed over the next 24 hours.
Maximum sustained winds remain at 65 mph. Tropical Storm Maria is forecast to intensify over the next few days, possibly becoming a typhoon tonight or early Friday.
Tropical Storm force winds extend outward up to 90 miles north of the center and up to 80 miles south of the center.
Next advisory ------------- An intermediate advisory will be issued by the National Weather Service at 1100 AM this morning followed by the next scheduled advisory at 200 PM this afternoon.
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Kleeschulte
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