Video: Storm becomes typhoon, moves toward Marianas; Guam in COR3 now UPDATED 11pm

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Governor Puts Guam in Condition of Readiness 3. High Winds Expected Monday

 

000 WTPQ31 PGUM 041257 TCPPQ1  BULLETIN TYPHOON VONGFONG INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 7A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU WP192014 1100 PM CHST SAT OCT 4 2014  ...TYPHOON VONGFONG STILL HEADING TOWARDS THE MARIANAS...  WATCHES AND WARNINGS --------------------  A TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR GUAM...ROTA...TINIAN ...SAIPAN AND INCLUDING THEIR COASTAL WATERS.  SUMMARY OF 1000 PM CHST...1200 UTC...INFORMATION -----------------------------------------------  LOCATION...11.5N 153.2E  ABOUT  290 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF CHUUK  ABOUT  560 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF TINIAN AND SAIPAN   ABOUT  570 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF ROTA AND   ABOUT  585 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST-NORTHWEST...300 DEGREES AT 16 MPH  DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ----------------------  AT 1000 PM CHST...1200 UTC...THE CENTER OF TYPHOON VONGFONG WAS  LOCATED BY SATELLITE NEAR LATITUDE 11.5 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE  153.2 DEGREES EAST.  VONGFONG IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST AT 16 MPH. THIS GENERAL MOTION IS  EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY. THE FORECAST TRACK WOULD BRING  VONGFONG THROUGH THE SOUTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS AROUND NOON ON MONDAY.   MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO 75 MPH. VONGFONG IS STILL  EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS. TYPHOON FORCE WINDS  EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 20 MILES FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM  FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES FROM THE CENTER.  NEXT ADVISORY -------------  THE NEXT SCHEDULED ADVISORY BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE  ISSUED AT 200 AM CHST SUNDAY MORNING FOLLOWED BY AN INTERMEDIATE  ADVISORY AT 500 AM CHST.  $$  ZIOBRO   

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BULLETIN TYPHOON VONGFONG ADVISORY NUMBER 7 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU WP192014 800 PM CHST SAT OCT 4 2014  ...VONGFONG BECOMES A TYPHOON...  WATCHES AND WARNINGS --------------------  A TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR GUAM...ROTA...TINIAN ...SAIPAN AND INCLUDING THEIR COASTAL WATERS.  SUMMARY OF 700 PM CHST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION -----------------------------------------------  LOCATION...10.7N 153.3E  ABOUT  240 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF CHUUK  ABOUT  595 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF TINIAN AND SAIPAN   ABOUT  595 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF ROTA AND   ABOUT  610 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST-NORTHWEST...300 DEGREES AT 16 MPH  DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ----------------------  AT 700 PM CHST...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF TYPHOON VONGFONG WAS  LOCATED BY SATELLITE NEAR LATITUDE 10.7 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE  153.3 DEGREES EAST.  VONGFONG IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST AT 16 MPH. THIS GENERAL MOTION IS  EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY. THE FORECAST TRACK WOULD BRING  VONGFONG THROUGH THE SOUTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS AROUND NOON ON MONDAY.   MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO 75 MPH. VONGFONG IS STILL  EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS. TYPHOON FORCE WINDS  EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 20 MILES FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM  FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES FROM THE CENTER.  NEXT ADVISORY -------------  AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER  SERVICE AT 1100 PM CHST TONIGHT...FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT SCHEDULED  ADVISORY AT 200 AM CHST SUNDAY MORNING.  $$

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER                 

Release No. 1

October 4, 2014 (12:00 p.m. ChST)

 

Storm could become typhoon, moves toward Marianas; Guam in COR3 now

Residents should take advantage of weekend weather to prepare

 

Good weather today and tomorrow gives us all time to prepare for what is expected-to-be dangerous weather starting tomorrow night. Tropical Storm Vongfong could even be a typhoon by the time it comes closest to us. And, although the current forecast has the storm moving north of us that can change as well.

 

Vongfong is 800 miles east southeast of us, and it’s moving to our area. Because the storm is now within 48 hours of bringing damaging winds and rains, Governor Calvo and Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, Deputy Commander of Joint Region Marianas, declared Guam and Joint Region Marianas in Condition of Readiness 3 (COR3).

 

The military, the government of Guam, and the private sector all have different ways of reacting to COR3. The military has to secure certain assets. Businesses normally operate regular hours during COR3. GovGuam stays open during COR3.

 

The current National Weather Service forecast would bring Vongfong to the vicinity of the Mariana Islands by Sunday evening into Monday morning. Maximum sustained winds have increased to 50mph. The storm could become a typhoon.

 

According to NWS Meteorologist Chip Guard, Guam can expect sunny weather conditions until late Sunday afternoon or early Sunday evening.

 

The Governor is encouraging all Guamanians to take advantage of weekend weather conditions and make some improvements around the house that also will prepare you in case dangerous weather conditions do hit the island:

·      Take care of the yard today or tomorrow, and storing objects in the yard that can fly with heavy wind

·      Gas your car and get fuel for your generators

·      Stock up on non-perishable foods (like can goods) and drinking water

·      Get batteries for flashlights and batter-operated radios. It is important that you have a battery-operated radio

·      Get your shutters ready. You may need to put them up based on more information we will have this afternoon about this potential storm

Keep listening to the radio for information. So far, the radio stations committed to putting out information from Civil Defense are:

K57 AM

Power 98 FM

105 the KAT

For more information contact the Joint Information Center at 475-9600. 478-0208/9/10.