Super Typhoon Mawar now 140 miles southeast of Guam with winds of 155 mph


Super Typhoon Mawar is intensifying and continues to strengthen as it approaches Guam, according to Landon Aydlett, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Guam.

As of 7 p.m. May 23, Mawar continues is 140 miles southeast of Guam with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. It is maintaining its course to Guam.

He shared that if winds continue to maintain its current speed, Mawar will be worse than “Typhoon Pongsona in 2002.”

“This is the first time in many years, this will be a bench mark storm that many folks on Guam have not experienced,” said Aydlett, during the latest evening Facebook live session. “We are looking at a pretty serious situation here.”

He said that if you’re out and about, “you need to be seeking shelter now.”