Disturbance near Chuuk poses no threat to Guam, CNMI


The Joint Typhoon Warning Center has issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert for a disturbance located about 200 miles east of Weno, Chuuk and 235 miles west of Pohnpei.

The National Weather Service in Tiyan reports that this disturbance poses no threat to Guam or the CNMI.

As currently forecast, 95W will track westward through Chuuk and Yap States, passing well south of Guam.

However, it does pose a threat to the islands in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Forecasters say the potential for Invest Area 95W to develop into a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours is high.

As on 12 noon Sunday, Dec. 1, 95W was centered near 7.2N 154.8E.

The western islands of the FSM states should expect fresh to strong, gusty winds, periods of heavy showers, isolated thunderstorms, hazardous seas, and hazardous surf.

That includes, but is not limited to, the islands of Weno, Chuuk Lagoon, Ulul, Satawal, Woleai, Fais, Ulithi, and Yap.