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Tropical Disturbance SE of Guam

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The National Weather Service is keeping a close eye on a tropical disturbance that's churning up southeast of Guam.  According to meteorologist Landon Aydlett, the disturbance is located near Chuuk and Pohnpei.

Avdlett said, "The models have been picking up on it for several days now it shows a circulation moving over Guam between Friday afternoon and Saturday night the biggest concern is how well is this going to develop by the weekend some models have it as a weak depression other models have it as a moderate size tropical storm with winds up to 40-60 miles per hour."

The disturbance is being monitored closely for the possibility that it could develop quickly and move toward the Marianas. Avdlett added, "What we have to do is be cautious in how we put our advisories we're concerned about overreacting or even missing the clues as to how its going to develop right now it just shows a monsoon trough going off towards Pohnpei. Kosrae we have deep monsoon flow going across from Palau, Yap, Chuuk and Pohnpei. Right now, it's not to impressive as far as a tropical development is concerned, but that can change in the next 24-48 hours."

No watches or warnings are in effect just yet but the NWS does expect rain and gusty winds over the next couple of days and throughout the weekend.

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