Tropical storm may affect Northern Marianas

SHANSHAN: This image shows the predicted path of Tropical Storm Shanshan. Image courtesy of the National Weather Service

The storm that's causing a lot of wind and some gusts on Guam has a name: Tropical Storm Shanshan, but it's not headed toward our part of typhoon alley.

The tropical storm, based on its track, is headed possibly toward Japan.

The National Weather Service tracked Shanshan about 370 miles northeast of Saipan and about 495 miles northeast of Guam as of 8 p.m. Friday.

There are no storm watches or warnings in effect for Guam.

It is expected to pass about 215 miles northwest of Agrihan Island in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands early Saturday afternoon, The Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense stated.

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Agrihan, Pagan and Alamagan in the CNMI. Tropical storm conditions, including damaging winds of 39 mph or more, are expected by Saturday morning in the CNMI, accordig to the Weather Service

The storm's name is similar to a popular nickname for girls in Hong Kong, according to Taiwan News.

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