Disturbance near Kosrae could bring tropical storm to Guam by Thanksgiving


Guam – It looks like we’re in for a wet Thanksgiving. The National Weather Service is monitoring a tropical disturbance right now that has the potential to turn into a tropical storm by this Thursday.

NWS Meteorologist Brandon Aydlett says current models have the disturbance, called 92W, tracking to pass between Guam and Yap Thursday or Friday. However, he emphasizes that it’s difficult to tell its exact path and strength at this time.

“It’s definitely something you don’t want to ignore. The models have been, for a couple of days, have gotten more closer in relationship in where that storm is gonna pass. They were showing between Guam and Yap but it looks like some of the models are pointing a little bit closer to Guam. And looking at this morning’s forecast discussion … they’re noting that we could possibly see the storm intensify to a tropical storm,” explained Aydlett on News Talk K57’s Mornings with Patti.

Right now models have wind speeds measuring at 20 to 25 miles an hour. If it intensifies into a tropical storm, this means winds will clock in between 39 to 73 miles an hour.

So if you have any outdoor plans for Thanksgiving, Aydlett says it’s best to have a plan B that will take you indoors, off the streets and out of our waters.