Typhoon In-fa

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By Eric Leister – AccuWeather

The 27th named tropical cyclone of the year has developed in the western Pacific Ocean.

Typhoon In-fa is currently northwest of Chuuk and southeast of Guam. Further strengthening is expected over the next several days.

As In-fa passed near Chuuk on Wednesday night and Thursday, it brought downpours and gusty winds. Earlier this week, In-fa brought more than 325 mm (13 inches) to Nukuoro Atoll in only 24 hours.

A continued northwest track will take In-fa south of Guam on Saturday. By this time, the cyclone could be as strong as a Category 2 or 3 hurricane with winds over 160 km/h (100 mph).

In-fa will pass far enough south of Guam that the island will be spared the worst impacts; however, tropical storm conditions are expected with wind gusts over 65 km/h (40 mph) and downpours capable of producing flash flooding.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Typhoon In-fa to Threaten Guam Saturday

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