NWS keeps an eye on Tropical Depression 94W


Guam – Gloomy weather throughout the region is attributable to Tropical Depression 94W that is currently to the South of Pohnpei and to the southeast of Guam. 

The National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam will continue to monitor what has been classified as a medium circulation that is currently drifting to the South of Pohnpei. According to NWS Meteorologist Brandon Aydlett on K57’s Mornings with Patti, Tropical Depression 94W has not made significant movement west northwestward within the past 24 hours, however is has also slowed down becoming almost stationary at the moment. Aydlett adds that until the circulation moves, its clear path remains uncertain.

Although not guaranteed, the storm is expected to eventually make its west northwestward track toward Chuuk and then to the Marianas. Again, it remains unclear if or when it will reach our region as well as how intense it will be when it does.

Meantime, a Thunderstorm Advisory has since been issued for the Guam International Airport until 4 p.m. this afternoon with thunderstorms possible within 20 nautical miles from the airport. A 60% chance of rainfall paired with cloudy skies and thunderstorms are anticipated throughout our weekend, beginning on Friday night.

NWS’s Adylett reassures that public that should anything progress in terms of Tropical Depression 94W and its location, path and intensity, they will keep the community informed. In addition, Adylett says “If there is heavy rain, we will be putting out some advisories and the concern would be any type of flash flooding or even a small stream advisory.”

For more information you can check out the National Weather Service or Guam Homeland Security and Offices of Civil Defense’s websites or Facebook pages.