Guam braces for Typhoon Wutip


Guam braces for Typhoon Wutip

by Stars and Stripes
Stars and Stripes

7:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Guam time: Guam is expected to issue Condition of Readiness 1 by 1 p.m. Saturday, according to Joint Region Marianas, in advance of Typhoon Wutip, which is forecast to remain a Category 3-equivalent typhoon as it passes west of Guam over the weekend.

Wutip’s latest Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecast track shows it has edged a bit further west than before, and storm’s center, and most fierce winds, are expected to remain well offshore as it passes more than 200 miles southwest of Guam early Saturday evening.

At 4 a.m., Wutip was 243 miles south-southwest of Guam, headed west-northwest at 14 mph, still packing 120-mph sustained winds and 150-mph gusts at center. Typhoon-force winds extend 45 miles from Wutip’s center and tropical storm-force winds 185 miles, according to the National Weather Service on Guam.

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