Monthly Archives: July 2018

Thursday Midday Update July 5

The storm has a name now. Tropical Storm Maria is moving away from Guam and the Marianas to the north-northwest at 10 mph, with maximum winds of 65 mph.

Here’s the storm track one last time…

I’m at work, and the power’s still out back home. Checking on that now, but I think it might be awhile. Here’s the situation about a mile down the road from my house.


Downed power poles and lines on Cross-Island Road by Tarzan Falls. Roads closed at this time.

That’s it for storm updates. Going back into stealth mode now…

Thursday Morning July 5th

Made it through the night. A palm tree blew down last night. Actually happened while I was outside bringing the dogs in. That was the height of excitement for us.

I’m surprised that the trash collectors came through overnight and picked up my trash. Coolio. Power’s still out. Not coolio.

Don’t have any position updates, I know it past around 3 am and things are slowly calming down. I think it churned right over us because it was pretty rowdy for a few hours there. Last storm track had it going over southern Guam.

Time to shower, wake the kids and head into town.

Power’s Out Good Night

So the power went out around 9:00 pm tonight. Winds are picking up but nothing really sketchy yet.

Might as well get some shut eye. Though it is funky how now I can still be connected on my phone, check the radar and forecast, even post here from my phone.

Night and I’ll check in tomorrow morning.

July 4 – Evening Update

Winds are picking up. Car is in the carport. Lawn stuff is secured – mostly. Hoping that trampoline doesn’t go airborne tonight.

Here’s the latest storm track.

Now this storm is heading north of Guam, through the Rota Channel.

Oh yeah….

This is really awesome. Check this cool graphic of wind speed around the planet out right now.

July 4 – Afternoon Update

Just got back inside after clearing stuff up outside. Still not much activity; some rain, a little wind. The literal calm before the storm. So I stuck the Guam radar image over there on the sidebar just now. You can see the swirls…

Also check out my dedicated weather page.

Heading into town to secure the art studio now. While the windows are not a worry, the ceiling in the studio has a few leaks. Need to make sure the buckets are placed in the right places and everything is secure outside in the parking lot and behind the building.

Update For July 4

Latest forecast #5 predicts a closer approach around 4 am tomorrow morning. Things are calm right now. Forecast calls for 39 mph winds tonight. Debating whether I put up shutters or not. Probably not. Need to secure stuff in the yard and carport though.

Here’s the storm track…

We Got Us A Storm

Shades of 2002, when Typhoon Chata’an hit right around Independence Day

Tropical Depression 10W is churning away south of Guam right now. Closest approach expected in 36-48 hours. Tomorrow night, Thursday morning. Going to be a wet July 4th.

Here’s a storm track for y’all…