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----------500 PM ChST Thu Jul 5 2018
Changes with this advisory -------------------------- Tropical storm warnings for Rota, Tinian and Saipan have been canceled.
Watches and warnings -------------------- The tropical storm warnings for Rota, Tinian, Saipan and the adjacent coastal waters have been canceled. Tropical storm conditions are no longer expected.
Summary of 400 PM CHST...0600 UTC...Information ---------------------------------------------- Location...14.6N 143.5E
About 115 miles northwest of Guam About 120 miles west-northwest of Rota About 145 miles west-southwest of Tinian About 155 miles west-southwest of Saipan About 265 miles southwest of Alamagan About 285 miles south-southwest of Pagan
Maximum sustained winds...70 mph Present movement...northwest...305 degrees at 9 mph
Discussion and outlook ---------------------- At 400 PM CHST...0600 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Maria was located by Doppler radar to be near Latitude 14.6 North and Longitude 143.5 East. Tropical Storm Maria is moving northwest at 9 mph. It is expected to maintain this general direction with a slight decrease in forward speed over the next 24 hours.
Maximum sustained winds remain at 70 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 140 miles north of the center and up to 100 miles south of the center.
Next advisory ------------- The next scheduled advisory will be issued by the National Weather Service at 800 PM this evening.
M. Aydlett
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