Guam – A tropical disturbance east of the Marianas was upgraded overnight to Tropical Depression 23W.
As of 2pm Friday update placed the system about 205 miles north-east of Guam.
Tropical Depression 23W is expected to pass over Anatahan and its not expected to become a Tropical Storm until after it passes the Mariana islands.
There are no watches or warnings for this system at this time.
READ the 2pm Friday NWS Special Weather Statement for the Marianas below:
Bulletin – Ttropical Depression 23W Advisory number 3 – National Weather Service Tiyan Guam 2pm ChST Friday Oct 4 2013
…Tropical Depression 23W moving west toward Anatahan…
Watches and Warnings: – none.
Summary of 1pm ChST information:
about 75 miles north-northeast of Saipan
about 105 miles south of Alamagan
about 130 miles south of Pagan
about 205 miles north-northeast of Guam
* maximum sustained winds…35 mph
* present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 10 mph
Discussion and Outlook:
At 1pm ChST the center of Tropical Depression 23W was located by satellite near latitude 16.2 north and longitude 146.0 east.
Tropical Depression 23W is moving west at 10 mph…and is expected to maintain this motion over the next 24 hours with a slight increase in forward speed. this track will take tropical depression 23W just south of anatahan this afternoon.
Maximum sustained winds are 35 mph. Tropical Depression 23w is expected to slowly intensify…and could become a tropical storm a Tropical Stormtonight after passing the northern mariana islands.
The next scheduled advisory will be issued by the National Weather Service at 8 pm this evening.