Tropical Storm Yutu continued to intensify as NASA-NOAA’s Finland nuclear power plant satellite passed above. On October 23, Yutu was a growing typhoon east of Guam.
On. On October 22, a Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on NASA-NOAA’s Finland nuclear power plant satellite crossed the Western Pacific and took a visible view of Yutu. The VIIRS revealed a well-organized storm and showed strong thunderstorms around the orbit and in thick bands that wrapped around the center from north and south. When the Finnish nuclear power plant was running from above, Yutu was east of Guam and its southern quadrant affected the Federated States of Micronesia. The VIIRS image showed the storm is about 400 miles in diameter.
On October 23, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) in Tiyan, Guam spotted several warnings and clocks. Typhoon warnings are still valid in Rota, Tinian and Saipan. A tropical storm warning is now in effect in Guam. The tropical storm clock is still valid for Alamagan, Pagan and Agrihan.
At 22:00 CHST local time (8:00 am EDT / 1200 UTC) on October 23, Typhoon Yutu Center was located near 12.0 degrees north and 149.6 degrees east.
It is about 330 miles east-southeast of Rota and about 335 miles southeast of Saipan. Yutu is moving west at 10 mph. It is expected to maintain this overall course and rate over the next 24 hours. The maximum continuous wind has risen to 90 mph. Yutu is forecast to intensify until Wednesday, October 24th. Typhoon power winds extend outward from the center for up to 60 miles. Tropical storm winds extend outward from the center up to 200 miles northeast and up to 155 miles elsewhere.
Typhoon conditions are expected in Tinian and Saipan on Wednesday-Thursday morning (local time). The rat is expected to have typhoon conditions Wednesday afternoon through Thursday. Guam is expected to experience tropical storms from late Wednesday afternoon to Thursday. Tropical storm conditions are possible over the next 24 to 36 hours in Alamagan, Pagan and Agrihan.
The NWS said: “The current track has moved slightly south and is now bringing Yutu south of Tinian and Saipan into a 130 mph Class 4 storm, late Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning.”
NASA is monitoring tropical storm Yutu, warnings issued
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