TROPICAL STORM BAVI MOVING AWAY FROM THE MARIANAS. 2AM NWS Update

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BAVI IS EXPECTED TO MAINTAIN ITS INTENSITY TODAY...THEN BEGIN A SLOW WEAKENING TREND TONIGHT THAT WILL CONTINUE THE NEXT  FEW DAYS.

 

000 WTPQ31 PGUM 151526 TCPPQ1  BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM BAVI (03W) ADVISORY NUMBER 17 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU WP032015 200 AM CHST MON MAR 15 2015  ...TROPICAL STORM BAVI MOVING AWAY FROM THE MARIANAS...  WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR GUAM...ROTA...TINIAN  AND SAIPAN. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS OF 39 MPH OR GREATER ARE  EXPECTED TO CONTINUE A FEW MORE HOURS.  SUMMARY OF 100 AM CHST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...13.5N 143.8E   ABOUT 170 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SAIPAN  ABOUT 160 MILES SOUTHWEST OF TINIAN  ABOUT 105 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF ROTA  ABOUT  65 MILES WEST OF GUAM   MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH  PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST...265 DEGREES AT 22 MPH  DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- AT 100 AM CHST...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BAVI WAS  LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.5 NORTH AND LONGITUDE 143.8 EAST...MOVING  WEST AT 22 MPH. BAVI IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WESTWARD THROUGH AT  LEAST TUESDAY WITH A GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED...TAKING BAVI WELL AWAY FROM THE MARIANAS.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN AT 50 MPH. SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS  INDICATE THAT TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  200 MILES NORTHWEST THROUGH NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER AND 85 MILES   ELSEWHERE. BAVI IS EXPECTED TO MAINTAIN ITS INTENSITY TODAY...THEN BEGIN A SLOW WEAKENING TREND TONIGHT THAT WILL CONTINUE THE NEXT  FEW DAYS.  NEXT ADVISORY ------------- AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT 5 AM THIS MORNING...FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT SCHEDULED ADVISORY AT 8 AM.   $$  MIDDLEBROOKE