The National Weather Service (NWS) – Guam Weather Forecast Office advise catastrophic winds for Tinian and Saipan are occurring.
As of 1a.m., Yutu was located 14.8 degrees north latitude and 145.7 degrees east longitude, about 115 miles northeast of Guam, 20 miles south of Saipan and 15 miles south-southeast of Tinian. Yutu is moving northwest at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 180 mph.
The eye of the storm will pass over Tinian over the next couple of hours.
As Yutu passes to the north of Guam, sustained winds will gradually increase. As currently forecast, brief tropical storm force west winds are possible through Thursday morning, especially in the north coastal waters and in northern portions of the island. Expect gusts to exceed 40 to 50 mph, especially in heavy showers.
“Stay informed with local news and the National Weather Service through television, radio, and social media. The Joint Information Center sends updates out as soon as they are available. This keeps everyone safely informed while we wait for the storm to pass,” Governor Eddie Baza Calvo stated.
“As the storm passes over the Marianas, please continue to shelter in place and stay off the roadways. With your help, emergency responders are able to reach those in need quickly and safely,” said Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio.
Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
- NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/
- NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
- GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
- GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
- Governor Calvo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eddiebazacalvo/
- Joint Region Marianas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jrmguam/
For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10 or the GHS/OCD 24/7-Watch Desk at (671) 475-9600 or (671) 482-7019.