No threat of development so far for tropical system; officials continue to monitor

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(National Weather Service)

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office continues to monitor the tropical system, Invest 90W. For now, there is no clear evidence of a well-defined circulation. At this time, 90W poses no threat to the Marianas, nor does it appear to pose any threat of development into a tropical cyclone as it passes just south of Guam and continues generally toward the northwest.

A high risk of rip currents remains in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through this afternoon. Dangerous rip currents are expected for east-facing reefs of the Marianas. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Do not swim against the current. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. Large breaking waves can knock people down and cause serious injuries. Strong rip currents can drag people out to sea.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) advise the community to avoid hazardous seas. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags, and signs. GHS/OCD, with NWS, will continue to monitor all systems in the region and provide updates as needed.

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:

· NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/

· NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/

· GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/

· GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/

 

(GHS/OCD Release)

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