GHS and NWS say plan ahead for tropical disturbance passing over the weekend


Guam – The track of the tropical disturbance is still uncertain but residents are encouraged to make preparations just in case.

Plan ahead, that is the recommendation of the Guam Homeland Security Office of Civil defense to all island residents as the National Weather Service continues to monitor a disturbance brewing in the Marianas.

According to the release, the tropical disturbance is currently 1210 miles southeast of Guam moving west at about 10 mph.

“The circulation is expected to slowly become better organized over the next few days. On its current track, the circulation is expected to continue moving westward through Thursday, passing south of Chuuk Wednesday or Thursday. It is then expected to turn west-northwest and pass southwest of Guam around Sunday,” NWS

At this time there is considerable uncertainty regarding the strength of the system as it passes the Marianas this weekend because of this NWS says to take basic precautionary measures throughout the week while the weather is clear.

We will keep you updated on the this developing tropical disturbance.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.