Storm Update

Well the situation with Typhoon Chaba is very fluid. Guam is sandwiched between Tropical Storm Aere to the west and Typhoon Chaba to the east. Aere is moving to the north and presents no danger to the Marianas, but its departure is blocking the northwest track of Chaba.

Chaba is currently at 14.7N 153.2E, or about 571 miles to the east. It is tracking due west at 12 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 81 mph, with gusts to 98 mph. The forecast track still has the storm passing north of Saipan, but things can change at any time. The governor declared Typhoon Condition 2 at 17:00, which means a storm is expected in the next 24 hours. I spent some time today securing stuff in the yard. I haven’t put the shutters up yet, I’ll wait for the situation to develop a little better before I make that decision.

Guam is in that blue area between the two storms right now
Guam is in that strip of blue between the two storms in this photo: Aere is on the left and Chaba on the right.

  • Typhoon Condition 4:
    Winds of 75 miles per hour or more are possible within 72 hours
  • Typhoon Condition 3:
    Winds of 75 miles per hour or more are possible within 48 hours
  • Typhoon Condition 2:
    Winds of 75 miles per hour or more are expected within 24 hours
  • Typhoon Condition 1:
    Winds of 75 miles per hour or more are expected within 12 hours