Chan-hom To Intensify; Late-Week Threat to Okinawa, Taiwan, China as a Strong Typhoon
Date: Jul 5 2015
By Jon Erdman

Three Tropical Storms at Once

Three tropical storms are now moving through the Pacific. Tropical Storm Chan-Hom could become a super typhoon.

Tropical Storm Chan-hom passed near Rota Island Sunday, bringing heavy rain, gusty map_specnewsdct-10_ltst_4namus_enus_650x366winds and high surf to the Marianas. Guam is 14 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern daylight time.

As of late Sunday afternoon, the NWS office on Guam measured 11.77 inches of rain from Chan-hom. Rota Island also picked up 7-10 inches of rain. By early Monday morning, only patchy areas of locally heavy rain remained near Guam and the Marianas. Winds were diminishing, but high seas were expected to persist into Monday.

Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, reported a peak wind gust to 62 mph Sunday afternoon. Guam International Airport just east of Hagatna, Guam, clocked a peak gust to 43 mph, while Rota Island measured a peak gust to 37 mph.

Chan-hom is poised to become a typhoon again by Monday and could be a significant threat to parts of east Asia late this week.     [FULL  STORY]

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