According to the 11:00am advisory from the National Weather Service Chan-Hom has weakened to a tropical storm southeast of Guam. A Typhoon Watch however remains in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan, which means that typhoon conditions including winds of 74 miles per hour or more are possible within 48 hours. Chan-Hom is located 335 miles southeast of Guam. Maximum sustained winds are now 70mph. According to the NWS the center of Chan-Hom is quasi-stationary and has been relocated further east. Chan-Hom is expected to begin moving northwestward later today. This track would bring Chan-Hom through the Marianas early Sunday morning. The NWS warns that Tropical Storm Chan-Hom is expected to intensify over the next several days and could become a typhoon again this evening. Island residents are still urged to prepare for the storm. Guam is still in Condition of Readiness 3.
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