CNMI Under Tropical Storm Watch

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Korvanh could become typhoon by Thursday

By Maria Hernandez

HAGÅTÑA, Guam (Pacific Daily News, Sept. 16, 2015) – A tropical storm watch is in effect for some islands in the Northern Mariana Islands chain, according to the National Weather Service.

No watches or warnings are in effect for Guam, said Weather Service meteorologist Landon Aydlett.

"We don’t expect any advisories for Guam," he said.

Tropical storm conditions including winds of 39 mph or more are possible within the next 24 hours for Alamagan, Pagan and Agrihan, a Weather Service advisory states.

The storm’s closest approach for Guam is Wednesday evening, Aydlett said.

"That doesn’t mean much because it’s so far away from us," he said.

Krovanh’s location

According to a 7 p.m. advisory on Wednesday, Tropical Storm Krovanh was located about 350 miles north-northeast of Saipan and 480 miles north-northeast of Guam and moving west-northwest at 15 mph. Maximum sustained winds were reported at 65 mph.

The system is expected to continue northwest with a slight turn toward the north by Friday, the advisory states.

It’s expected to intensify during the next couple of days and could become a typhoon Thursday.

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