Guam – The National Weather Service has issued High Surf and Small Craft Advisories for Guam and the CNMI as feeder bands wip across the island and spin up into what has now become Tropical Storm Maliksi.
The storm is too far away from Guam to directly impact us, [445 miles north as of 7 am Tuesday]. But the system is so large that it is kicking up the seas and dragging gusty winds across the Marianas.
A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Alamagan, Pagan, Agrihan and the other island in the far north of the CNMI.
The National Weather Service says that gail force monsoon winds aloft are affecting the surface winds. “Thankfully not at 100 percent,” according to the NWS website, but surface winds are blowing at 15 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots. And as a result, the Weather Service says that the High Surf and Small Craft Advisories may need to be extended.
Right now, the High Surf Advisory remains in effect until 5 pm Thursday.
And the Small Craft Advisory is in effect until 5 am Wednesday
As of 7am Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Maliksi was 445 miles north of Guam, but the system is so large that it will continue to effect weather across the Mariana Islands for most of today.