NWS: Tropical Depression North of Pagan, High Surf, Small Craft Advisories for Guam


Guam – The National Weather Service in Tiyan has issued a Special Weather Statement for the Marianas about tropical depression 12W which is north of  the CNMI.

READ the NWS Special Weather Statement for the Marianas HERE

There are no Watches or Warnings for Guam or Saipan relating directly to the disturbance however the Weather Service has issued Small Craft and High Surf Warnings through Sunday evening at 6 pm.

READ the NWS High Surf Advisory HERE

READ the NWS Small Craft Advisory HERE

Tropical Depression 12W Haikui:

The National Weather Service reports that as of 1 pm Friday, tropical depression Haikui was located near 24.1 degrees north and 140.5 degrees east.

READ the NWS Adivsory in Tropical Depression 12W – Haikui HERE

..tropical disturbance centered north of the cnmi...  at 100 pm this afternoon...a low-level circulation was centered at  23 degrees north and 144 degrees east...which is 550 miles north of  of saipan and 140 miles southeast of iwo to island...and remains the  subject of a tropical cyclone formation alert issued by the joint  typhoon warning center. this means that the formation of a tropical  depression is likely within the next 12 to 24 hours.   the disturbance is expected to move west and bring moderate monsoon  conditions to islands in the far northern cnmi during the next  several days. conditions will gradually deteriorate today as  numerous heavy showers and scattered thunderstorms move over the  northern islands. sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph will persist for  the next several days with gusts reaching 35 mph in heavier showers.  open-ocean seas across the far northern marianas will be 10 to 14  feet with larger seas to the north and west. inter-island travel by  boat should be avoided...especially by smaller boats. residents  should also avoid venturing near the shore as monsoon swell will  create hazardous surf along all shores.   residents of the northern marianas should monitor the progress of  this tropical disturbance and listen for the latest statements and  forecasts from the national weather service. keep alert for any  later statements from local officials or the national weather  service.