Tropical depression weakens as it leaves Marianas region


As the remnants of Tropical Depression 16W passed through the Marianas yesterday evening, the system was last seen to have weakened.

According to the final advisory on Tropical Depression 16W issued by the National Weather Service in Guam, as of 7pm yesterday, the remnants of 16W could no longer be identified as a significant tropical cyclone.

The ill-defined center of what was Tropical Depression 16W was last located near latitude 13.5 degrees north and longitude 143.3 degrees east and it continues to move west at 14 mph.

Although the system has weakened significantly, NWS will continue to monitor 16W closely for signs of strengthening and advisories will resume if it does.

Kimberly B. Esmores | Reporter
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