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Tropical disturbance NW of Chuuk being monitored

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - The National Weather Service is monitoring a tropical disturbance which is situated northwest of Chuuk and located about 440 miles southeast of Guam. According to the NWS a tropical cyclone formation alert from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center remains in effect on this disturbance but it has shown no signs of development overnight as the center is difficult to locate on satellite imagery.

NWS senior forecaster Mike Middlebrooke says if the models indicate any slight potential it could form into a tropical storm rather than a typhoon but right now it is very uncertain. "This is actually the least likely time of year to get a storm here and anything that comes here will probably be under some stress from upper level winds and so forth, so we're not looking for anything really strong but we could see several inches of rain and there could be a period of high winds if again it develops the way the models are trying to develop it," he said.

The NWS adds considerable uncertainty exists in the exact path and intensity of this tropical system. We should see however rain and thunderstorms by Friday and through most of the weekend. Along with the rain expect northeast winds in the range of 25 to 30 mph and combined seas of 12 to 15 feet.

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