JTWC: Disturbance UPGRADED to Tropical Depression 26W


Guam – The Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu has upgraded the tropical disturbance passing south of Guam to Tropical Depression 26W.

No Watches or Warnings have been issued on 26W, yet.

4 to 7 inches of rain is likely through Thursday and winds gusting up to 40 mph are expected today and tomorrow. High Surf and Small Craft Advisories have been extended until Saturday morning.

READ the UPGRADE notice for Tropical Depression 26W on the JTWC website HERE

The JTWC’s 10am Wednesday fix [00:00Z] put the center of the system near 12.7 north and 145.2 east. That’s about 55 nautical miles or 63 statute miles south east of Guam.

Tropical depression 26W has been moving west-southwestward at 13 knots over the past six hours.   

SEE the colorized radar loop of the developing system HERE

The Joint Information Center has been activated and in its second release of the day the JIC advises that the Governor anticipates declaring the island in Condition of Readiness 3,  in coordination with the Admiral Payne, sometime after 1pm today.

READ the NWS’s 8:40am Wednesday [the most recent] Special Weather Statement HERE