NWS: 7:54am ChST Thursday – Special Weather Statement – “Heavy Rain Possible Across the Marianas in the Next Few Days”


Guam – The National Weather Service in Tiyan has issued the following  Special Weather Statement for the Marianas.


             Special Weather Statement – National Weather Service Tiyan Guam – 7:54am ChST Thursday Oct 10. 

                       …Heavy Rain Likely as Tropical Disturbance Moves Through the Marianas…

                                Updated for new position estimate for center of circulation

READ the Special Weather Statement on the NWS website HERE

This morning a tropical disturbance was centered east of the Marianas near latitude 13.5 degrees north and longitude 145 degrees east. This is about 20 miles east of Guam and 120 miles south-southwest of Saipan. This disturbance is expected to move west through the Marianas today and may become a tropical depression west of the islands late tonight or Friday.

This disturbance is expected to bring heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms to the Marianas the next couple of days  with 3 to 5 inches of rain likely and locally higher amounts possible. 

Depending on how the disturbance moves and develops, additional heavy rain is possible on Saturday.  This rainfall will likely produce local flooding at times and may result in mudslides.

If you live in a low-lying or flood-prone area, be prepared for the possibility of flooding on your property over the next couple of  days. Strong winds are not currently expected with this disturbance,  But that could change if it develops more quickly than expected.

Stay informed on this developing weather situation. Keep abreast of the latest forecasts and listen for any further statements or warnings from the National Weather Service and your local emergency management office.