Based on information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at CNMI Emergency Operations Center -State Warning Point, Tropical Depression 20W has moved west and strengthened slightly.
Watches and warnings: None
About 170 miles northwest of Guam
About 170 miles west-northwest of Rota
About 180 miles west of Tinian
About 190 miles west of Saipan
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph
Present movement: west, 280 degrees at 15 mph
At 7pm, the center of Tropical Depression 20W was located near latitude 15.1 north and longitude 142.9 east, moving west at 15 mph. Tropical Depression 20W is expected to continue on a west to west-northwest track at a slower forward speed for the next few days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to 35 mph. Tropical Depression 20W is forecast to intensify slowly and is expected to become a tropical storm by Sunday morning well west of the Marianas.
Residents of Saipan, Tinian, Rota, and Northern islands are advised to stay informed on the latest statements and advisories, which will be available through local media sources and NOAA weather radio broadcast on 162.5 megahertz, or call CNMI EOC State Warning Point at 237-8000 or 664-8000 and for the Northern Islands to contact the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at high frequency single side band radio on frequency 5.205.0.