JIC Release No. 15 - Higher Winds Expected as Super Typhoon Yutu Approaches

JIC Release No. 15 - Higher Winds Expected as Super Typhoon Yutu Approaches

Guam is still in Condition of Readiness (COR) 1. Damaging winds of 39 mph or more are expected as Super Typhoon Yutu has shifted slightly to the north. Peak winds of 46 mph were reported. Gusts of 46 mph up to 60 mph are still expected between midnight through early morning Thursday.

 National Weather Service Update

According to the latest weather update from National Weather Service at 7:33 p.m., Yutu was located 14.3 degrees north latitude and 146.7 degrees east longitude, about 145 miles east-northeast of Guam and 85 miles southeast of Saipan.

Yutu is moving north-northwest at 12 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 165 mph.

Closest Point of Approach

Yutu’s current track brings the super typhoon just south of Tinian early Thursday morning. Closest point of approach to Guam is anticipated to be between 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. with tropical storm force winds. Sustained winds of about 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected.  

Additionally, between 4 to 6 inches of rain are expected, with more in heavier rainfalls. Seas are dangerous and are expected to remain hazardous through the duration of the storm.

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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.

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