Guam Remains in COR2
According to the latest from the National Weather Service Typhoon Vongfong is currently tracking to pass slightly North of Rota but it can change direction so a typhoon warning remains in effect for Guam Rota Tinian and Saipan. This means that damaging winds are expected within these islands and the surrounding coastal waters within the next 24 hours.
Typhoon Vongfong is located at 13.3 degrees north latitude and 148.1 degrees east longitude. Guam is located at 13.5 degrees North latitude and 144.8 degrees East longitude.
Maximum sustained winds remain at 80 mph. Vongfong is expected to intensify into a major typhoon within the next 24 to 36 hours. Typhoon force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical force winds extend outward up to 100 miles from the center. This means that even if it passes slightly North of Rota Guam can expect some tropical storm strength winds.
For Guam tropical storm force winds are expected to begin early Monday morning with maximum winds forecast to be in the 40 to 55 mph range with gusts up to 65 mph. Stronger winds are expected in the Northern part of Guam.
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000 WTPQ61 PGUM 050659 TCUPQ1 TYPHOON VONGFONG (19W) TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GUAM WP192014 450 PM CHST SUN OCT 5 2014 ...450 PM CHST...0650 UTC...WFO GUAM RADAR POSITION ESTIMATE... AT 450 PM CHST...0650 UTC...THE PARTIAL EYE OF TYPHOON VONGFONG (19W) WAS LOCATED BY RADAR NEAR LATITUDE 13.3 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 148.1 DEGREES EAST. THIS IS ABOUT 220 MILES EAST OF THE GUAM WSR-88D RADAR AT AN ELEVATION OF 34400 FEET. THE APPARENT EYE IS NEAR THE EDGE OF THE VIEW FROM THE RADAR AND IS APPROXIMATELY 60% COMPLETE AND IS APPROXIMATELY 12 MILES IN DIAMETER. SUMMARY OF 450 PM CHST...0650 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...13.3N 148.1E ELEVATION...34400 FEET ABOUT 220 MILES...095 DEGREES...E OF THE GUAM RADAR. POSITION CONFIDENCE IN THE CENTER POSITION IS FAIR. $$ EDSON