The CNMI Emergency Operations Center, in coordination with the National Weather Service and Joint Typhoon Warning Center, are closely monitoring a tropical disturbance that has potential to affect the Northern Mariana Islands by midweek.
There are no watches or warnings in effect for the CNMI at this time.
As of 9:20am yesterday, Tropical Disturbance 96W was located about 405 miles east-southeast of Saipan. The tropical disturbance will move to the north or northwest over the next few days. Conditions are expected to deteriorate across the far Northern Mariana Islands on Wednesday, with increasing showers and thunderstorms along with gusty winds and building seas.
The CNMI EOC, in conjunction with NWS and JTWC, will continue to monitor all conditions in our area and provide updates.
Although this tropical disturbance is no threat to the CNMI at this time, residents and visitors are advised to stay informed and monitor the progress of Tropical Disturbance 96W and listen for the latest statements and forecasts from the National Weather Service. Keep alert for any later statements from local officials or call the CNMI Emergency Operations Center at 670-237-8000 or on HF single side band radio at frequency 5.205.0. (HSEM)