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2014 could be an active typhoon season

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 by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - According to the National Weather Service chief meteorologist Chip Guard, the possibility of a storm this weekend could be the start of what is likely to be an active typhoon season.

It's been a busy day for the NWS as they began monitoring Tropical Depression 08W early this morning. "Its one of those situations where things are going to change and things can change quite rapidly," he said.

While Guard and his colleagues in Tiyan pay close attention to Tropical Depression 08W, he says this is just the beginning what will likely be an active season. "We haven't had this kind of weather in a few years this is could be typical of this El Nino that's coming this will help reinforce this El Nino that's trying to become established," he said.

The last strongest El Nino seasons we've seen according to Guard were in 2002 when Typhoons Chaatan and Pongsona made landfall. And then there was Supertyphoon Paka in 1997. He said, "So this could be the precursors or the onset of a more active tropical cyclone season especially for say October November December time frame but even it could be July August and September."

For now island residents should stay tuned to local media for the latest on the storm currently in our area-and stay ready for what could be heading our way in the future. "We do expect to have several typhoons in the area and probably one of them is going to hit the island," he said.
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