NWS monitoring tropical depression; no threat to Marianas at this time

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At this time, NWS assured 14W poses no threat to Guam or the CNMI and is expected to pass well to the northeast of the CNMI later this week.

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office is continuing to monitor Tropical Depression 14W that has formed north of the Marshall Islands.

The tropical depression is centered southeast of Wake Island, near 15 degrees north latitude and 169.4 east longitude, about 1,650 miles east of Guam. It is expected to head generally west-northwest the next few days, avoiding the Wake Island and most likely avoiding CNMI.

At this time, NWS assured 14W poses no threat to Guam or the CNMI and is expected to pass well to the northeast of the CNMI later this week.

Another weak disturbance in Chuuk State will pass south of Guam Tuesday and is expected to bring another round of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms to the region.

“Although tropical depression 14W is not expected to impact the Marianas, the community is reminded we are entering peak typhoon season,” stated Charles Esteves, Office of Civil Defense Administrator, in a release. “With September declared as National Preparedness Month, it is a good opportunity to start preparing by building your emergency kits, reviewing your emergency communication plan and discussing what you and your family would do before, during and after a typhoon.”

Residents and visitors are encouraged to use National Preparedness Month as a chance to open discussions with friends and family about typhoon preparedness by using the following resources:

· https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

· https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

· https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

· https://ghs.guam.gov/programs/natural-disasters/typhoons

Stay up to date with the latest advisory information in the coming days:

· 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/

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