Saturday, July 04, 2015

Update on Chan-Hom

I woke up this morning to dark skies and the sound of wind. But when I looked out the bedroom window I also saw unexpected patches of blue sky. So I immediately checked the Weather Service web page and saw that the storm is still downgraded to a tropical storm, but is expected to strengthen tonight. The good news for Guam is that the storm is now expected to track north of Saipan and Guam is completely out of the storm track. We know the storm is erratic and this could change but this means our 4th of July barbecue can be outside. We ask for prayer that the storm will go further north and miss Saipan too. Here is the projected path as of 7am July 4th.

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According to this morning’s Pacific Daily News Article

Tropical Storm Chan-hom is tracking to pass north of Saipan Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service's latest forecast graphic issued at 1 a.m. today.

Maximum sustained winds were 50 mph.

A typhoon watch remained in effect as of 5 a.m. today. The graphic shows Guam it outside the predicted tropical-storm force winds zone.

The storm is expected to gain strength to once again be a typhoon, the graphic shows. It is expected to have sustained winds of up to 105 mph.

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