Tropical depression passes Guam


The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office Guam continues to monitor Tropical Depression 06W. As of 7 a.m., 06W has located 13.1 degrees north latitude and 144.1 degrees east longitude, about 50 miles west-southwest of Guam. It is currently moving northwest at 14 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

06W has passed its closest point of approach (CPA) to Guam and is now moving away into the open Philippine Sea. It is expected to begin slow intensification tonight and become a tropical storm overnight.

Although the CPA has passed, Guam is still expected to experience heavy showers with gusty winds this morning, especially in higher elevations in southern Guam. Winds are expected to decrease slowly during the afternoon as 06W moves off to the northwest and should be 15 to 20 mph by evening.

Heavy showers could still bring an additional 1-3 inches of rain through this evening. Be alert for any flooding in your area.

While a tropical storm warning remains in effect, Guam remains in Condition of Readiness (COR) 3 at this time.

Government of Guam operations are expected to conduct business as usual. The community is reminded to practice caution on the roadways as rainy weather is still expected throughout the day. Assessments will be completed this morning for a determination on when Guam will be placed back in COR 4.