Tropical Storm Hagibis continues to strengthen and is now a typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph continuing to track north of the CNMI.
At 7 a.m. Typhoon Hagibis was located 305 miles east of Saipan at 15.1N 150.3E, moving west-northwest at 16 mph.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office, there have been no changes to typhoon/tropical storm watches and warnings since yesterday evening, but NWS has issued a flash flood watch for Rota, Tinian and Saipan as heavy rain is expected with frequent, locally heavy downpours through Tuesday afternoon, with 5 to 8 inches of rain at Tinian and Saipan and 4 to 6 inches of rain at Rota are possible.
According to NWS, Typhoon Hagibis has made that initial turn toward the west, northwest, still on track with a passage late tonight or early Tuesday morning near Anatahan Island as a strong Category-1 or Category-2 typhoon. This latest track keeps the strongest typhoon-force winds north of Saipan, but strong tropical storm-force conditions are expected across Saipan and Tinian.
For COR settings, closures, shelter information and additional last-minute preparedness tips, visit the CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management web page at http://www.cnmihsem.gov.mp/ and the Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense web page at https://www.ghs.guam.gov/ .
For More Information:
NWS Tropical Cyclones page with detailed information on Tropical Storm Hagibis:
Tropical Cyclones Active Watches and Warnings
Latest forecasts for Guam and the CNMI:
Mariana Island Forecast (Guam, Rota, Tinian, Saipan) 7-day Guam/Saipan Forecast Table (Max/Min Temp and chance of Rain) Surf Forecast (Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan) -( Surf Forecast Criteria) Eastern Micronesian Island Forecast (Pohnpei, Kosrae and Majuro) Western Micronesian Island Forecast (Koror Palau, Yap and Chuuk) Satellite Interpretation Message (Satellite discussion
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