BREAKING NEWS: Tropical Depression 20W


Based on information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center -State Warning Point,  Tropical Depression 20W is newly formed east of Guam.


There are no watches and warnings in effect.


The tropical depression is about 90 miles east of Guam, about 75 miles southeast of Rota, about 110 miles south-southeast of Tinian, about 115 miles south-southeast of Saipan, and about 320 miles south of Pagan.


It has maximum sustained winds of 25 mph. Present movement is west, 270 degrees at 18 mph. At 7am today, the center of Tropical Depression 20W was located near latitude 13.5 north and longitude 146.1 east. Tropical Depression 20W is moving toward the west at 18 mph. It is expected to make a slight turn toward the west-northwest with a slight decrease in forward speed over the next 24 hours, then remain on this track for the next several days.


Maximum sustained winds are 25 mph. Tropical Depression 20W is forecast to intensify slowly through Sunday, then intensify at a faster rate, possibly becoming a tropical storm Sunday afternoon 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 CNMI EOC State Warning Point at high frequency single side band radio on frequency 5.205.0.



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