VIDEO: NWS – Typhoon Francisco’s Closest Point of Approach Was Around 7am FRIDAY, About 140 Miles Due West of Guam

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Guam – National Weather Service Meteorologist Paul Stanko says that Typhoon Francisco made its Closest-Point-of-Approach [CPA] to Guam about 7am Friday morning.

At that time he says the Typhoon was 140 miles due west of the island and tracking west northwest.

Earlier, National Weather Service Meteorologist Landon Aydlett said  “We’re right on the edge,” however he cautioned that “as the typhoon continues to grow, the radius of damaging winds will expand.”

Aydlett said even though the Closest-Point-of-Approach has passed, the island can expect to feel the impact of typhoon force winds  into this afternoon. 

READ the NWS 7am update HERE

The maximum sustained winds were at 125 miles per hour.

* The radius of typhoon strength winds was at 35 miles.

* The radius of tropical storm force winds was 150 miles.