As of 1 a.m., the system was located 13.3 degrees north latitude and 156.7 degrees east longitude, about 745 miles east of Saipan and 805 miles east of Guam. 24W is moving northwest at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds of 25 mph. It is forecast to strengthen, possibly becoming a tropical storm later today.
There are no watches or warnings in effect for Guam or the Marianas at this time.
No direct impacts are expected for the Marianas from this disturbance. The disturbance is expected to continue toward the northwest, with a gradual turn to the north, keeping well east of the Marianas.
Looking ahead, NWS advised the disturbance could generate a brief monsoon surge across the region and could result in the formation of another circulation or disturbance south or southeast of the Marianas in the coming week.
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to stay up to date with the latest information on the system from the following sources:
- NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/
- NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
- GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
- GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.