Tropical Depression 23W Strengthens

Tropical Depression 23W Strengthens

The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office Guam has issued their second advisory on Tropical Depression 23W.  A typhoon watch has been issued for Agrihan, Pagan and Alamagan islands, which are located north of Saipan.
Typhoon watch means that damaging winds of 74 mph or more are possible within 36 to 48 hours.
TD 23W location is at Latitude13.9 degrees North and Longitude 154.3 degrees east moving west at 17 mph which is about 640 miles east of Guam.  Maximum sustained winds are now at 35 mph.
TD 23W is forecasted to intensify through tonight, and possibly becoming a tropical storm Sunday morning and a typhoon Monday morning.
As we continue to monitor the system, take time now to prepare for any situation.  Ensure that your emergency supplies are stocked, review your family emergency plan, stay tuned to local media in the event there are changes to the speed, strength or direction of Tropical Depression 23W.
Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:  
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to practice caution if traveling in the rainy conditions.
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Acting Public Information Officer, Dee Cruz at (671) 478-0291 or via email at


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