Tropical depression forms west of Marianas


A tropical depression named 22W was seen forming west of the Marianas yesterday afternoon and the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam is keeping a close watch.

According to an NWS weather forecast, Tropical Depression 22W started off as a disturbance west of Guam and was upgraded to a tropical depression by 3pm yesterday.

NWS issued its first public advisory on Tropical Depression 22W at 1pm.

Tropical Depression 22W was centered 405 miles west-northwest of Guam and was moving west at 7 mph with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph.

Currently, Tropical Depression 22W poses no threat to Guam, the CNMI, Yap, or Palau.

Tropical Depression 22W will continue generally westward across the Philippine Sea toward the Philippines in the coming days.

NWS said they also continue to watch a broad disturbance that is currently located southeast of Guam. The disorganized system is characterized by a developing low-level circulation centered south-southwest of Chuuk and another circulation north-northwest of Kosrae.

At this time, NWS is looking at a passage of a developing tropical system near and south of Guam on Saturday.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
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