97W shows signs of organization, moves closer to Marianas; Neoguri (Perla) turns


Graphic of storm track predictions from global agencies as of 6 a.m. (ChST). All but one of the predictions show the potential storm passing south of Guam. Graphic source: tropicaltidbits.com

By Barbara Brown

news@kanditnews.com


(Tumon, Guam) Invest 97W is showing signs of organization, according to meteorologist Will Weaver. The area of low pressure has been moving west-northwestward for the past couple of days. As of 6 a.m. (ChST), 97W was located at 8.0º N and 162.5º E, or 1,268 miles east-southeast of Guam. It is near Kwajalein Atoll.


Early global tracking models show the potential storm passing south of Guam, if it even becomes a tropical cyclone. One of the tracks show the potential storm passing between Rota and Tinian. It still is too early to tell.


Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Perla now is Tropical Storm Neoguri (Perla, as it is known in the Philippines). Neoguri has taken a turn north from Luzon, but has moved very slowly, according to information from Mr. Weaver. It is no longer expected to bring tropical cyclone conditions to any land mass in the Pacific as it moves along.


Satellite imaging of Invest 97W at 8:45 a.m. (ChST) today. Photo from tropicaltidbits.com

Kandit will continue watching Invest 97W for our region.



7-day weather forecast for the major islands of Micronesia

Information provided by the National Weather Service


Guam, Rota, Tinian, Saipan

TODAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Highs near 87.

TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. East winds 5 to 15 mph. Lows around 78.

SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Highs near 88.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Northeast winds around 10 mph. Lows around 78. Highs near 88.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 70s. Highs in the upper 80s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows in the upper 70s. Highs in the upper 80s.



Palau

TODAY...Variable wind 5 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft. Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms.

TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...Variable wind 5 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms Friday afternoon.

SATURDAY...Northeast wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY...East wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers.



Yap

TODAY...Variable wind 5 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...Variable wind 5 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy late evening. Isolated showers.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Northeast wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY...Northeast wind 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.



Chuuk

TODAY...Variable wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft. Partly sunny with isolated showers.

TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...Variable wind 5 to 10 kt becoming northeast afternoon. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...Northeast wind 5 to 15 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY...Southeast wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.



Pohnpei

TODAY...Northeast to east wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft. Partly sunny with isolated showers.

TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 kt becoming southeast after noon. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers becoming scattered late tonight. Isolated thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 5 to 15 kt. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...Northeast to east wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.



Kosrae

TODAY...East to southeast wind 10 kt. Combined seas 4 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

TONIGHT...Southeast wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 4 ft. Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy near midnight. Isolated showers.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...East to southeast wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY...Northeast to east wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

TUESDAY...East wind 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.



Majuro

TODAY...Southeast wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...East to southeast wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY...East to southeast wind 5 to 15 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

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