Chan-Hom Now a Typhoon; Latest Track Has It Passing North of Guam

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Chan-Hom to Pass Through Marianas Saturday Night

Guam – Chan-Hom is now a typhoon. The tropical storm intensified overnight as was forecast by the National Weather Service.

 

 

 According to the 7am public advisory from NWS typhoon Chan-Hom has maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and it is currently on a track that would take it North of the island of Guam. However NWS forecasters warn that this forecast track could easily change as it already has over the past few days. NWS forecasters have told PNC that exact track and intensity of Chan-Hom is difficult to predict because of other systems in the area that have all been interacting with Chan-Hom.

 Governor Calvo placed Guam in Condition of Readiness 3 (COR3) yesterday (Thurs). A typhoon watch also remains in effect for Guam Rota Tinian and Saipan which means that any one of these islands could possibly feel typhoon strength winds within 48 hours.

 Chan-Hom is moving West at 3 miles per hour which is a signifigant decrease from it’s previous speed of 23 miles per hour. It Is expected to continue Westward through today (Fri.). It is also expected to make a sharp turn Northwest tonight on a track that would bring it through the Marianas Saturday night.

 

 

READ NWS 7AM PUBLIC ADVISORY BELOW:

 

000 WTPQ31 PGUM 022107 TCPPQ1  BULLETIN TYPHOON CHAN-HOM (09W) ADVISORY NUMBER 10  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU WP092015  700 AM CHST FRI JUL 3 2015  ...TYPHOON CHAN-HOM SLOWS DOWN SOUTHEAST OF GUAM...  CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY -------------------------- NONE  WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- A TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR GUAM...ROTA...TINIAN AND  SAIPAN AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS. TYPHOON CONDITIONS...INCLUDING  WINDS OF 74 MPH OR MORE...ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 HOURS.  SUMMARY OF 700 AM CHST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...10.2N 148.1E  ABOUT 320 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GUAM ABOUT 335 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ROTA AND ABOUT 375 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF SAIPAN AND  ABOUT 370 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF TINIAN  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST...270 DEGREES AT 3 MPH  DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- AT 700 AM CHST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TYPHOON CHAN-HOM WAS  LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 10.2 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 148.1 DEGREES  EAST. CHAN-HOM IS MOVING WEST AT 3 MPH. CHAN-HOM IS EXPECTED TO  SLOWLY TURN NORTHWESTWARD THROUGH THE DAY WITH A SLIGHT INCREASE IN  FORWARD SPEED. THIS TRACK WOULD BRING CHAN-HOM THROUGH THE MARIANAS  EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND REMAINS NEAR 75 MPH. TROPICAL STORM WINDS  EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 110 MILES FROM THE CENTER. TYPHOON CHAN-HOM IS  EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTENSIFYING OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.  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.   $$  KLEESCHULTE