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Last updateThu, 21 Nov 2019 12am







    Wednesday, November 20, 2019-12:22:36A.M.






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22W now a tropical storm

(CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency) — Based on information received from the National Weather Service on Guam, 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 where damaging winds of 39 mph or higher are possible Monday or Monday night.

As of 7 p.m., Saturday, Tropical Storm 22W was about

745 miles southeast of Alamagan;

660 miles east-southeast of Saipan;

665 miles east-southeast of Tinian;

670 miles east-southeast of Rota;

685 miles east-southeast of Guam; and

305 miles northeast of Chuuk.

Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph.

Present movement: West northwest, 290 degrees at 18 mph. This track brings Tropical Storm 22W near the Marianas Monday afternoon. It is expected to become a typhoon by Monday.

As of 8 p.m., Saturday, acting Gov. Arnold I. Palacios maintained the following condition:

Typhoon Condition III:  Saipan, Tinian, 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.