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----------500 AM ChST Tue Oct 23 2018
...TROPICAL STORM YUTU NEAR TYPHOON INTENSITY...
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY -------------------------- None.
WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- Typhoon watches remain effect for Tinian and Saipan. A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Rota.
Residents of Guam, Alamagan, Pagan and Agrihan should continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Yutu.
SUMMARY OF 400 AM ChST...1800 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- Location...10.9N 152.7E
About 240 miles north-northeast of Chuuk About 550 miles east-southeast of Saipan and Rota About 555 miles east-southeast of Tinian About 565 miles east-southeast of Guam
Maximum sustained winds...65 mph Present movement...WNW...290 degrees at 16 mph
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 400 AM ChST...1800 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Yutu was located near Latitude 10.9 degrees North and Longitude 152.7 degrees East. Yutu is moving west-northwest at 16 mph and is expected to continue its west-northwest to northwest motion through Thursday, bringing Yutu near or just north of Saipan late Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to 65 mph. Yutu will become a typhoon later today, and is expected to continue intensifying through Thursday.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles southwest of the center, and up to 150 miles elsewhere.
NEXT ADVISORY ------------- The next scheduled advisory will be issued by the National Weather Service at 800 AM this morning, followed by an intermediate advisory at 11 AM.
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Middlebrooke
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