TC Pam packing 140 knot winds

Tropical Cyclone Pamis now packing winds to 140 knots with gusts estimated to 170 knots. Pam waslocated at 21Z 12 March 2015 about 470NM N-NE of Noumea, New Caledoni and wasmoving towards the S-SW at 9 knots. Forecasts suggest that Pam could peakwithin the next several hours near 150 knotsw then will turn more towards theS-SE and start to weaken.

TC Pam Update: Tropical Cyclone Pam at 15Z today was between Efate and Erromango Islands. At 12z Pam was estimated to have max winds of 145 knots, however, more recent satellite photos suggest some weakening has occurred after passing near Efate.