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NWS Issues Special Weather Statement for the Marianas; Tropical Storm Jebi Heads Toward the far Northern Mariana Islands

The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office Guam issued a special weather statement for Guam, Rota, Tinian, Saipan, and the Northern Mariana Islands. At 1 p.m., Tropical Storm Jebi was located about 15.8 degrees north latitude and 156.6 degrees east longitude and about 810 miles east-northeast of Guam.

Tropical Storm Jebi has a maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is expected to intensify, possibly becoming a typhoon,  and approach the far Northern Mariana Islands later this week.

There are no watches and warnings in effect for the Mariana Islands but residents of the Northern Mariana Islands, including Agrihan, Pagan and Alamagan are advised to carefully monitor the storm’s progress. On its current track, Tropical Storm Jebi is expected to pass near Agrihan earlyFriday. Any inter-island travel in the far Northern Mariana Islands should be completed by Wednesday afternoon.

Tropical Storm or Typhoon Watches may be issued as early as Wednesday for the Northern Mariana Islands.
Heavy showers, strong gusty winds and dangerous marine conditions are likely across the Northern Mariana Islands by late Thursday.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), with guidance from NWS will continue to monitor the system and provide updates as needed. Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.

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