Where will Typhoon Man-yi head after lashing Guam with wind and rain?
Typhoon Man-yi lashed Guam with strong winds and downpours on Thursday and Thursday night, but where is the powerful storm going now?
Man-yi made its closest approach to land on Thursday, local time, passing about 200 miles (320 km) southwest of Guam.
Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands escaped the worst of the storm, which is great news as recovery from the devastating strike from Super Typhoon Yutu last month continues.
While the worst impacts from the storm remained offshore, frequent wind gusts of 50-80 km/h (30-50 mph) lashed Guam along with downpours totaling 25-75 mm (1-3 inches).
Some power outages were reported and between 50 and 100 people stayed in evacuation shelters during the storm, according to the Pacific Daily News.
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Seas will remain too dangerous for boaters and anyone to attempt to enter the water during the day on Friday.
Man-yi is expected to continue strengthening after tracking away from Guam and can reach the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane in the Atlantic or eastern Pacific ocean by the start of the weekend.
Dangerous seas can still be stirred and impact shipping interests, but AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Houk does not anticipate any future significant impacts to land beyond Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
"The storm is expected to curve to the north across the open Philippine Sea," Houk said.
Man-yi should then get steered to the northeast into the open waters of the northern Pacific Ocean this weekend.
In another scenario, the center of Man-yi can get left behind as most of its torrential rain gets swept away. If this solution pans out, Man-yi may attempt to track back to the west for the final days of November. The storm, however, is likely to be much weaker and may not even be an organized tropical system at that time.
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