Shanshan intensifies but moves away


The tail end of Typhoon Shanshan brought scattered rains to the CNMI yesterday morning as it intensified but moved away from the Northern Islands.

Packing maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, Shanshan was last seen moving north-northwest at 7mph, according to the U.S. National Weather Service in Guam.

As of 11am yesterday, the tropical storm warning earlier hoisted on Pagan, Agrihan, and Alamagan was no longer in effect.

NWS, however, cautioned the people on Pagan, Agrihan, and Alamagan about rough sea conditions and gusty winds over the next few says.

As of 1pm yesterday, the center of Shanshan was located 330 miles north-northeast of Agrihan, 375 miles north-northeast of Pagan, 400 miles north-northeast of Alamagan, 580 miles north of Saipan, and 705 miles north-northeast of Guam.

NWS said surf of 10 to 13 feet along north and west facing shores will gradually subside Sunday night and today, Monday.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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