Tropical Storm Watch for Guam canceled


The Tropical Storm Watch for Guam was cancelled Monday morning by the National Weather Service.

However, a Typhoon Warning remains in effect for Tinian and Saipan. Damaging winds of 39 mph or more are expected by Monday evening. A Typhoon Watch also remains in effect for Rota.

Weather will deteriorate from this point forward with more showers and winds gradually increasing.

A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for Tinian and Saipan.

For Guam, a High Surf Advisory has been issued.

Seas and surf will be hazardous throughout the Marianas as a result of Bualoi.

As of 7 a.m. Monday Bualoi still had typhoon force winds of 85 mph. And those winds extended outward about 35 miles.

Bualoi is expected to pass near or over Anatahan early Tuesday morning, well north of Saipan.

It appears to be following the same track as Super Typhoon Hagibis two weeks ago, but Bualoi will NOT be a super typhoon when it passes over the Marianas. NWS still expects it to be a category 2 typhoon with winds of about 105 mph when it passes west of the Marianas.

This current forecast keeps the strongest, typhoon force winds offshore to the north of Saipan tonight, but the NWS warns that if Bualoi shifts south from its current forecast track, typhoon force winds of 74 mph or greater may briefly be possible tonight or Tuesday morning on both Tinian and Saipan.

An intermediate advisory will be issued by the National Weather Service at 11 AM ChST followed by the next scheduled advisory at 2 PM ChST.