The Tropical Storm Warning is still in effect on Rota, Tinian, and Saipan as tropical storm conditions are expected through midnight.
Guam – Tropical Storm Champi (25W) passed north of Saipan, according to the National Weather Service. In its latest Public Advisory, the National Weather Service says that this circulation was seen around 15.7N 144.8E, or about 75 miles northwest of Saipan, as of 4PM (CHST).
Despite Champi passing through the Northern Mariana Islands, the Tropical Storm Warning is still in effect for Rota, Tinian, Saipan, Alamagan, Pagan and Agrihan due to possible tropical storm conditions including damaging winds of 39 MPH or greater until midnight. NWS also comments, “Winds and seas will remain in the tropical storm range tonight for Rota north to Saipan tonight…then subside to sub-storm conditions Saturday,” it its Area Forecast Discussion.
Moving at about 18 MPH, Champi is maintaining its Maximum Sustained Winds at 70 MPH and is forecast to become a typhoon this evening or overnight. Regarding future tracks of this circulation, NWS also writes, “Champi is expected to turn west-northwest this evening with a gradual reduction in forward speed the next couple days.”
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