Guam – Even though Tropical Storm WIHPA is now west of Guam and moving father away from the island, it is kicking up gale force winds in its wake.
The NWS says the storm is intensifying as it moves away from us and they expect it to produce “near gale force conditions across the Marianas this afternoon and evening.”
That means sustained winds of between 25 – 35 mph with wind gusts up to 40 mph. And as a result, the NWS has issued warnings about high winds for the Marianas through 6am Saturday morning.
A High Wind Advisory is also in effect for Guam International Airport.
In addition to Tropical Storm WIHPA to the west of us, an associated monsoonal system to the south will keep winds brisk throughout the weekend.
In addition to the high wind warnings, the NWS has issued a High Surf Warning, and a Marine Weather Warning for Small Crafts [see below].
A High Surf Advisory remains in effect through 6am Monday morning.
A Marine Weather Warning for Small Crafts is in effect through 6pm Sunday evening.