Tropical Disturbance To Pass North of Saipan


Guam – A developing tropical disturbance northeast of the Marianas remains the subject of a tropical cyclone formation alert from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.


At 4 am the center was estimated from satellite to be near 17N and 148E, about 325 miles northeast of Guam and 200 miles northeast of Saipan.

Movement was generally toward the northwest. as the disturbance moves northwest Monday.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected across the Mariana islands, with up to 3 inches possible through Tuesday morning.

This could result in minor flooding of roads and poor-drainage areas.

Since the disturbance is still in its beginning stage, strong winds are not expected.

However residents of far northern islands such as Pagan and Agrihan should monitor the progress of this disturbance through tonight.