Marianas Variety

Last updateThu, 21 Nov 2019 12am







    Wednesday, November 20, 2019-2:24:24A.M.






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Tropical Depression 22 continues toward Marianas

(CNMI Emergency Operations Center) — A typhoon watch is in effect For Rota, Tinian and Saipan. Damaging winds of 39 mph or more are possible Monday, and typhoon force winds of 74 mph or greater are possible Monday night or Tuesday morning.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for Guam. Damaging winds of 39 mph or higher are possible Monday or Monday night.

As of 4 p.m., Saturday, the Tropical Depression 22W was about As of 4 p.m., Saturday, the Tropical Depression 22W was about

785 miles southeast of Alamagan;

705 miles east-southeast of Saipan;

710 miles east-southeast of Tinian;

710 miles east-southeast of Rota;

730 miles east-southeast of Guam; and

320 miles northeast of Chuuk.

Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph.

Tropical Depression 22W was moving west-northwest at 16 mph. A west-northwest motion is expected through Sunday with a decrease in forward speed, followed  by  a  gradual  turn  to  the  northwest  on  Monday.  This  track  brings  Tropical  Depression  22W  near  the  Marianas on  Monday afternoon.

Tropical Depression 22W is expected to intensify over the next couple of days, and will likely be a tropical storm by Saturday evening. Because of the anticipated threat of Tropical Depression 22W, acting Gov. Arnold I. Palacios has issued the following condition as of 5 p.m. Saturday:

• Typhoon Condition III:  Saipan, Tinian and Rota.

Typhoon Condition III means that damaging winds of 74-95 mph are possible within 48 hours.

For more information, call the  CNMI EOC State Warning Point at 237-8000 or 664-8000. Those in the Northern Islands can contact the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at high frequency single side band radio on frequency 5.205.0.