Alternative … Currently located a few hundred miles ESE of Guam, Typhoon Dolphin becomes the seventh named storm of the year and could become the third super typhoon. Typhoon Dolphin was a powerful tropical cyclone that produced the first typhoon-force winds on Guam since Typhoon Pongsona in 2002. We're looking at the winds. [1], After leaving the Marianas Islands, the eye of Dolphin became much larger as the storm developed strong outflow channels, both indicative of further strengthening. In the wake of Typhoon Dolphin, the government allowed residents to burn excess green waste if they received a permit from the Guam Fire Department. It had a poorly-defined circulation and broad rainbands, while low to moderate wind shear and warm sea surface temperatures favored development. Over three days, the precipitation reached 603 mm (23.73 in) of rainfall over three days, including 388 mm (15.26 in) in one day. [4], On May 12, Dolphin began moving steadily to the west-northwest. Typhoon Dolphin, which as of Thursday morning eastern time was a strengthening Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per … "I've been through typhoons, but this is my first time in a shelter," she said. [4] By that time, the system had developed rainbands spiraling around the circulation,[9] although continued wind shear left the center exposed. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s hurricane database shows that not a single typhoon has struck Guam between February and June since reliable records began in … Crops also sustained damage from high waves causing salt intrusion, affecting taro patches. The only impact that was reported from Dolphin was to the M/Bca Mae Jan, which was a cargo passenger ship which sank on December 14, due to … [24] After the convection decreased further, the JTWC discontinued advisories on Dolphin on May 19, once Dolphin was beginning to become extratropical near the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Tropical Storm Dolphin is forecast to … December 8, 2002 was the last time a real typhoon landed on Guam. In the central portion of the island, the NWS office recorded gusts of 130 km/h (81 mph). The storm slowed once reaching the Gulf of Alaska, turning eastward to cross the International Date Line on May 24. A Navy telephone hotline message warned people not to drive and to avoid going outside. Typhoon Dolphin's strong winds battered Guam late Friday night as the storm took its best shot at the American territory. Dayann Henry, 28, and 15 family members sought refuge in an emergency shelter at George Washington High School in central Guam. Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via Anton Edward, 52, owner of a video store that was open at midday Friday as winds were picking up, said he hadn't prepared. [26] The typhoon's westerly winds produced a swell that affected the Marshall Islands, sinking several boats in Kwajalein Atoll. Tropical weather frequently affects Guam, so much so U.S. military officers like to say it's located in "Typhoon Alley." Typhoon Dolphin Nears Guam / Rota, Typhoon Warnings in Place Jase Holland 7:36 Guam Super Typhoon Surfers !!! The storm has weakened since it first intensified into a Category 5 storm on May 16. [39] A federal grant provided 220 temporary jobs toward cleaning and repairing damage. Watch Incredible Wave Crash Over Navy Ship, Animal Populations Decline 68% in Less than 50 Years, Report Finds, Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Has Begun, New Video of Deadly Nepal Avalanche Released. [43] The government of the CNMI declared Rota a disaster area, meaning emergency funds could be allocated toward relief and reconstruction. The American-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) designated Dolphin as a super typhoon, while the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) estimated 10 minute sustained winds of 185 km/h (115 mph). It's good they're not scared. [42] Damage on Rota was estimated at $2.5 million. We did not have power… The storm first affected the FSM, notably Pohnpei where it dropped 603 mm (23.73 in) of rainfall over three days. Residents lost power and water access for up to two weeks. [44] On Saipan to the north of Rota, wind gusts reached 101 km/h (63 mph), while rainfall totaled 89 mm (3.5 in). The typhoon also brushed Rota, causing $2.5 million in damage there, as well as Saipan. Hagatna, Guam - Residents in Guam are bracing for potentially damaging winds and flooding as Typhoon Dolphin approaches the US territory on Friday. CloudSat Analyzed the Eye of Typhoon Dolphin … Trees bend and sway in the increasing winds at the Paseo during the approach of Typhoon Dolphin on Friday, May 15, 2015, in Hagatna, Guam. [38] Ultimately, the government provided about $4.7 million in aid, mostly in public assistance. Typhoon Dolphin, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Ulysses, was the final named storm and typhoon of the 2008 Pacific typhoon season. 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, Guam time: A typhoon watch has been issued for Guam and Rota by the National Weather Service on Guam. Charleen Betwell, 30, also checked in at George Washington with several family members. [22] The approaching westerlies turned Dolphin to the north and northeast on May 17 while also imparting unfavorable conditions, causing the eye and the convection to elongate and weaken. A tight, highly developed and organized Typhoon Dolphin is closing in on Guam as it cruises across the Pacific at 16 knots. [1] The power outages also disrupted generators for water wells, leaving 3,300 people without access to clean water;[33] residents in some areas were under a boil-water advisory. [3] The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) classified the system as a tropical depression at 06:00 UTC on May 6 about 325 km (200 mi) southwest of Pohnpei. It later rapidly intensified as it curved to the north. NWS Guam Tropical Cyclone AoR Tropical Cyclone Products we issue Historical Tropical Cyclones Affecting Guam (1671-1990) Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Guam Homeland Security Office of Civil Defense Airports and seaports between the three islands were shut down,[30] causing flights to be canceled. The compact core persisted during this time, although the center was slightly obscured. [2] The convection quickly became better organized and more concentrated around the broad center, aided by increased outflow. [33] The storm dropped torrential rainfall during its passage, reaching over 460 mm (18 in) at Andersen Air Force Base,[1] of which 240 mm (9.3 in) fell within a 12-hour period. [35] On Guam, the heavy rainfall caused flooding in areas lacking proper drainage. [36] Utility damage was estimated at $3 million. Many houses had damage to roofs, and about 200 homes on Pohnpei were damaged or destroyed. Guam is expected to receive at least tropical storm winds tomorrow, and … Officials say no one except public safety and emergency response personnel should be outdoors after 5 a.m. Friday. Dolphin intensified into a typhoon before passing between Guam and Rotaon May 15, producing typhoon-force winds on both isl… The mayor brought us here," said Henry, who lives in a wood and tin-framed house. "Dolphin's eye threaded the needle of the Rota Channel, therefore both Guam and Rota Island experienced the typhoon's eyewall Friday," said weather.com meteorologist Jon Erdman. [11] That day, the shear began to decrease, allowing the outflow to improve and convection to blossom. Caption by Kathryn Hansen. The site encourages people to check their storm shutters ahead of time to make sure they are working and to stay inside. By May 8, the depression organized enough for the JTWC to upgrade it to a tropical storm. [4], Early in Dolphin's duration, it moved through the eastern FSM. The storm is currently located east-south-east of Guam … The Governor requested a declaration for Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, and Hazard Mitigation for the Territory of Guam. There are about 4,000 sailors assigned to Guam along with 6,500 dependents. More than 1,100 people took refuge in shelters early Saturday as the center of a powerful Pacific typhoon glanced off Guam, hammering the U.S. … [1] Early on May 5, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) began monitoring an area of deep convection approximately 300 km (185 mi) southwest of Pohnpei. A typhoon preparation guide on Andersen's website notes Navy and Air Force housing on Guam is constructed with reinforced concrete, enabling them to withstand high typhoon winds. [28] Eight schools were opened as shelters, and more than 1,000 residents sought refuge during the height of the storm. [1] Andersen Air Force Base recorded sustained winds of 135 km/h (84 mph), while gusts reached 171 km/h (106 mph). Giant, Hidden Volcano Lurking off Alaskan Coast? The storm accelerated to the northeast, passing through the Aleutian Islands on May 22. [1] In response to the damage, the FSM government declared Pohnpei as a state of emergency on June 8. "When they said the typhoon is going to be big, we went to the mayor and asked for help. Territory of Guam –Typhoon Dolphin FEMA-4224-DR Declared June 5, 2015 On May 27, 2015, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo requested a major disaster declaration due to Typhoon Dolphin during the period of May 13-16, 2015. (MORE: Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Has Begun), "This was an exceptionally well-forecasted typhoon track, which hinted at a potential Guam direct hit five days ago," said Erdman. It developed a persistent central dense overcast over the center as conditions became increasingly favorable. Both were closed Friday to everyone except for essential personnel. [11] This accounted for about one-third of Pohnpei's record monthly rainfall total of 1,109 mm (43.68 in) for May 2015. [13] Early on May 12, the JMA upgraded Dolphin to a severe tropical storm, estimating 10 minute winds of 95 km/h (60 mph). Typhoon Dolphin is due to hit the area from Friday afternoon (local time), with wind gusts expected to reach 160 kilometres per hour. The rains and gusty winds knocked down many trees on the island, one of which killed a person, and causing $1 million in damage (2015 USD). Typhoon Soudelor hit Guam with 20 to 35 mph winds on Aug. 2, 2015. [41] Continued high waves from the typhoon caused difficult conditions for ships trying to bring supplies to the country, after store supplies began running out. [45], The remnants of Dolphin, in conjunction with previous Typhoon Noul, shifted the broader weather pattern to bring record warmth to Alaska, making the temperatures warmer than that of Washington, D.C..[46], This article is about the 2015 tropical cyclone. ", (MORE: Check the Forecast For Typhoon Dolphin). It is currently located 290 … The storm also dropped heavy rainfall, flooding Guam Memorial Hospital. Dolphin had its origins as a cluster of heavy showers and thunderstorms last week, several hundred miles south of the Marshall Islands (part of the larger island group of Micronesia). One family in Palikir needed medical attention when a tree fell onto their house. Businesses sustained $1.9 million in damage. [14] At 00:00 UTC, the JMA and JTWC both upgraded Dolphin to typhoon status, based on a developing eye feature. HAGATNA, Guam — Winds from a powerful Pacific typhoon were hitting the region around U.S. territory of Guam late Friday. Typhoons are the same as hurricanes and cyclones. Overall damage was estimated at nearly $10 million, prompting Governor Eddie Calvo to declare a state of emergency. [4] At 21:00 UTC that day, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) also began issuing advisories on the system, classifying it as Tropical Depression 07W. With damage estimated at around $10 million, the island was declared a disaster area. The Guam Memorial Hospital sustained about $1 million in damage from storm-related flooding. Eddie Calvo's office. The official website of Guam Homeland Security – Office of Civil Defense (GHS-OCD), Government of Guam. Typhoon Dolphin blasted the islands of Guam and Rota in the U.S. Mariana Islands today as a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of 110 mph. 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