Storm poses no threat to lower Marianas

TROPICAL Storm Jelawat posed no threat to the lower Mariana Islands and continued to weaken Sunday afternoon, according to the U.S. National Weather Service on Guam.

But Jelawat remained a very disorganized tropical storm as vertical wind shear continued to wreak havoc on its storm structure, the NWS said.

 CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency public information officer Nadice C. Deleon Guerrero said high surf advisories are in effect for Rota, Tinian and Saipan, noting that Jelawat is generating hazardous surf across the region.

Acting Gov. Victor B. Hocog maintained tropical storm condition 1  for the northern islands of Agrihan and Pagan at noon Sunday.

 Deleon Guerrero is advising the public to “stay away from the water,” adding that the high surf conditions will probably last until Wednesday.

 On Saturday evening, the National Weather Service on Guam said Jelawat  peaked into a supertyphoon, but it was later downgraded to a tropical storm.

Source: Marianas Variety :

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