NWS UPDATE: 7:52pm Thursday – Tropical Disturbance Continues to Affect Guam

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU – 752 PM CHST THU SEP 19 2013

GUZ001>004-192300-GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-752 PM CHST THU SEP 19 2013

…TROPICAL DISTURBANCE CONTINUES TO AFFECT THE MARIANAS…

SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS A LARGE TROPICAL DISTURBANCE CONTINUING TO DEVELOP IN THE VICINITY OF THE MARIANAS. THE DISTURBANCE IS CURRENTLY CENTERED ABOUT 150 MILES EAST OF SAIPAN NEAR 15 DEGREES NORTH LATITUDE AND 148 DEGREES EAST LONGITUDE…MOVING SLOWLY NORTHWARD. THIS DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SLOWLY OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS IT DRIFTS NORTH OR NORTHEAST.

NUMEROUS SHOWERS…SOME HEAVY…AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE MARIANAS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
WIDESPREAD FLASH FLOODING WAS ALREADY REPORTED ON GUAM FRIDAY AFTERNOON. WEST WINDS GUSTING TO 40 MPH ARE LIKELY. OFFSHORE SEAS OF
10 FEET OR MORE CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT…PRODUCING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR OPERATORS OF SMALL CRAFT.

THIS SYSTEM STILL SHOWS POTENTIAL TO BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO. STAY INFORMED ON THIS DEVELOPING WEATHER
SITUATION. KEEP ABREAST OF THE LATEST FORECASTS AND LISTEN FOR ANY FURTHER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.