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Tropical Storm Malakas Passes Between Guam and Yap

Tropical Storm Malakas passed between Guam and Yap on Saturday night. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday the center of Tropical Storm Malakas was located at latitude 12.0°N and longitude 139.7°E which put it about 345 miles (555 km) west of Guam. Malakas was moving toward the northwest at 29 m.p.h (46 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 65 m.p.h. (105 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 80 m.p.h. (130 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 982 mb.

Tropical Storm Malakas brought gusty winds and heavy rain to Fais on Saturday night as it passed between Guam and Yap. The circulation around Malakas strengthened on Saturday. The heaviest rain was occurring in a band that was wrapping around the southern side of the center of Tropical Storm Malakas. Other bands of showers and thunderstorms were revolving around the center of Malakas. Storms near the center of circulation generated upper level divergence that pumped mass away from the tropical storm. Winds to tropical storm force extended out 130 miles (210 km) from the center of Malakas.

Tropical Storm Malakas will move through an environment mostly favorable for intensification during the next 36 hours. Malakas will move over water where the Sea Surface Temperatures are near 29˚C. It will move under the southwestern part of an upper level ridge over the Western North Pacific Ocean. The ridge will produce southeasterly winds that will blow toward the top of Malakas’ circulation. Those winds will cause moderate vertical wind shear. The wind shear will inhibit intensification, but the shear will not be large enough to prevent strengthening. Tropical Storm Malakas will intensify during the next 36 hours. Malakas could strengthen to a typhoon during the next 24 hours.

Tropical Storm Malakas will move around the western part of a high pressure system over the Western North Pacific Ocean during the next several days. The high pressure system will steer Malakas toward the northwest during the next 24 hours. On its anticipated track Tropical Storm Malakas will remain west of the Marianas during the next several days. Malakas will move more toward the north when it reaches the western end of the high pressure system. Malakas could approach Iwo To in four days.

Elsewhere over the Western North Pacific Ocean, former Tropical Depression 03W strengthened to Tropical Storm Megi near the Philippines. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday the center of Tropical Storm Megi was located at latitude 11.3°N and longitude 125.9°E which put it about 25 miles (40 km) east of Guiuan, Philippines. Megi was moving toward the northwest at 5 m.p.h (8 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 40 m.p.h. (65 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 50 m.p.h. (80 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 998 mb. Tropical Storm Megi could drop heavy rain over Samar and Leyte. Locally heavy rain could cause flash floods in some locations.

Tropical Storm Malakas Spins South-southwest of Guam

Tropical Storm Malakas spun south-southwest of Guam on Friday night. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Friday the center of Tropical Storm Malakas was located at latitude 7.4°N and longitude 144.1°E which put it about 460 miles (740 km) south-southwest of Guam. Malakas was moving toward the north at 6 m.p.h (10 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 45 m.p.h. (75 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 60 m.p.h. (95 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 997 mb.

An upper level ridge over the Western North Pacific strengthened on Friday and that increased the vertical wind shear affecting Tropical Storm Malakas. The increased wind shear prevented Malakas from strengthening on Friday. When the upper level ridge strengthened, the easterly winds blowing toward the top of Malakas’ circulation strengthened. Those stronger upper level winds increased the vertical wind shear and they caused the distribution of thunderstorms around Tropical Storm Malakas to become asymmetrical. The strongest thunderstorms were occurring in bands in the western half of Malakas’ circulation. Bands in the eastern half of the tropical storm consisted primarily of showers and lower clouds. Winds to tropical storm force extended out 90 miles (145 km) from the center of circulation.

Tropical Storm Malakas will move through an environment more favorable for intensification during the next 36 hours. Malakas will move over water where the Sea Surface Temperatures are near 29˚C. It will move under the southern part of an upper level ridge over the Western North Pacific Ocean. The ridge will produce easterly winds that will blow toward the top of Malakas’ circulation. Those winds will cause some vertical wind shear, but the shear is forecast to decrease during the weekend. Tropical Storm Malakas will intensify during the next 36 hours. Malakas could strengthen to a typhoon during the weekend.

Tropical Storm Malakas will move around the southwestern part of a high pressure system over the Western North Pacific Ocean during the next several days. The high pressure system will steer Malakas toward the northwest. On its anticipated track Tropical Storm Malakas could pass between Guam and Yap during the weekend.

Elsewhere over the Western North Pacific Ocean, Tropical Depression 03W developed east of the Philippines. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Friday the center of Tropical Depression 03W was located at latitude 10.8°N and longitude 126.8°E which put it about 265 miles (425 km) southeast of Legazpi, Philippines. The tropical depression was moving toward the south-southwest at 4 m.p.h (6 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 30 m.p.h. (50 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 40 m.p.h. (65 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 1006 mb.

Tropical Depression 02W Strengthens to Tropical Storm Malakas

Former Tropical Depression 02W strengthened to Tropical Storm Malakas south of Guam on Thursday. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday the center of Tropical Storm Malakas was located at latitude 5.3°N and longitude 146.2°E which put it about 605 miles (970 km) south of Guam. Malakas was moving toward the northwest at 8 m.p.h (13 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 45 m.p.h. (75 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 60 m.p.h. (95 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 997 mb.

Tropical Storm Malakas was strengthening on Thursday night. Malakas exhibited more organization on satellite images. More thunderstorms were developing in all parts of the circulation around Tropical Storm Malakas. Bands of showers and thunderstorms were revolving around the center of Malakas. Storms near the center of circulation generated upper level divergence that pumped mass away from the tropical storm. Winds to tropical storm force extended out 140 miles (225 km) in the northern half of Malakas’ circulation. Winds to tropical storm force extended out 90 miles (145 km) in the southern half of the circulation.

Tropical Storm Malakas will move through an environment favorable for intensification during the next 36 hours. Malakas will move over water where the Sea Surface Temperatures are near 29˚C. It will move under the southern part of an upper level ridge over the Western North Pacific Ocean. The ridge will produce easterly winds that will blow toward the top of Malakas’ circulation. The winds will also be blowing from the east at most other levels in the troposphere. Since the winds will be blowing from the same direction at different levels, there will be little vertical wind shear. Tropical Storm Malakas will intensify during the next 36 hours. Malakas could strengthen to a typhoon within the next 48 hours.

Tropical Storm Malakas will move around the southwestern part of a high pressure system over the Western North Pacific Ocean during the next several days. The high pressure system will steer Malakas toward the northwest. On its anticipated track Tropical Storm Malakas could pass between Guam and Yap in 48 hours.

Tropical Depression Forms South-Southeast of Guam

A tropical depression formed south-southeast of Guam on Wednesday. At 11:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday the center of the tropical depression was located at latitude 3.6°N and longitude 148.0°E which put it about 675 miles (1090 km) south-southeast of Guam. The tropical depression was moving toward the west at 6 m.p.h (10 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 35 m.p.h. (55 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 45 m.p.h. (75 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 1005 mb.

A low pressure system over the Western North Pacific Ocean south-southeast of Guam strengthened on Wednesday and the Japan Meteorological Agency designated the system as a tropical depression. The circulation around the tropical depression exhibited more organization on Wednesday morning. More thunderstorms developed near the center of circulation. Bands of showers and thunderstorms started to revolve around the center of the tropical depression. Storms near the center began to generate upper level divergence that pumped mass away from the tropical depression.

The tropical depression will move through an environment favorable for intensification during the next 36 hours. It will move over water where the Sea Surface Temperatures are near 29˚C. The tropical depression will move through an area where the winds will be blowing from the east at most levels in the troposphere. Since the winds will be blowing from the same direction at different levels, there will be little vertical wind shear. The tropical depression will intensify during the next 36 hours to a tropical storm. It could eventually strengthen to a typhoon in a few days.

The tropical depression will move around the southwestern part of a high pressure system over the Western North Pacific Ocean. The high pressure system will steer the tropical depression toward the west-northwest during the next 36 hours. On its anticipated track the tropical depression will pass south of Guam.

Nyatoh Strengthens to a Typhoon West of the Marianas

Former Tropical Storm Nyatoh strengthened to a typhoon west of the Marianas on Wednesday. At 10:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday the center of Typhoon Nyatoh was located at latitude 15.5°N and longitude 135.6°E which put it about 580 miles (935 km) west-northwest of Guam. Nyatoh was moving toward the north-northwest at 11 m.p.h. (17 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 75 m.p.h. (120 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 90 m.p.h. (145 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 981 mb.

Former Tropical Storm Nyatoh continued to strengthen over the Western North Pacific Ocean west of the Marianas on Wednesday. The inner end of a rainband wrapped around the center of Typhoon Nyatoh and microwaves satellite images indicated that an eye was forming. The developing eye was surrounded by a broken ring of thunderstorms and the strongest winds were occurring in that ring of storms. Bands of showers and thunderstorms were revolving around the core of Nyatoh. Storms near the core generated upper level divergence that pumped mass away from the typhoon. Winds to typhoon force extended out 35 miles (55 km) from the center of Nyatoh. Winds to tropical storm force extended out 150 miles (240 km) from the center of circulation.

Typhoon Nyatoh will move through an environment mostly favorable for intensification during the next 24 hours. Nyatoh will move over water where the Sea Surface Temperatures are near 28˚C. It will move under the western part of the axis of an upper level ridge centered near the Marianas. The upper level winds are weak near the axis of the ridge and there will be little vertical wind shear. Clockwise flow around a high pressure system centered over eastern Asia will transport drier air toward the northwestern part of Nyatoh’s circulation. The drier air is likely to remain northwest of Typhoon Nyatoh during the next 24 hours. Nyatoh could intensify more rapidly once the eye and eyewall become fully formed. Typhoon Nyatoh will continue to strengthen and it could intensify to the equivalent of a major hurricane during the next 24 hours. An upper level trough west of Japan will produce southwesterly winds that will begin to affect Nyatoh later this week. Those winds will create more vertical wind shear and the shear will cause Typhoon Nyatoh to weaken.

Typhoon Nyatoh will move around the western part of a high pressure system over the Western North Pacific Ocean during the next 24 hours. The high pressure system will steer Nyatoh toward the north during the next 24 hours. The upper level trough will steer Typhoon Nyatoh toward the northeast after Nyatoh moves around the western end of the high pressure system. On its anticipated track Tropical Storm Nyatoh will remain west of the Marianas during the next 24 hours. Nyatoh could approach Iwo To in 48 hours.

Tropical Storm Nyatoh Strengthens West of the Marianas

Tropical Storm Nyatoh strengthened over the Western North Pacific Ocean west of the Marianas on Tuesday. At 4:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday the center of Tropical Storm Nyatoh was located at latitude 13.4°N and longitude 136.7°E which put it about 510 miles (825 km) west of Guam. Nyatoh was moving toward the west-northwest at 7 m.p.h. (11 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 60 m.p.h. (95 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 75 m.p.h. (120 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 991 mb.

Tropical Storm Nyatoh continued to strengthen west of the Marianas on Tuesday. The inner end of a rainband wrapped around the northern and western sides of the center of Nyatoh. Additional bands of showers and thunderstorms were revolving around the center of Tropical Storm Nyatoh. Storms near the center of circulation generated strong upper level divergence that pumped mass away from the tropical storm. Winds to tropical storm force extended out 130 miles (210 km) from the center of Nyatoh’s circulation.

Tropical Storm Nyatoh will move through an environment mostly favorable for intensification during the next 24 hours. Nyatoh will move over water where the Sea Surface Temperatures are near 29˚C. It will move under the western part of the axis of an upper level ridge centered east of the Marianas. The upper level winds are weak near the axis of the ridge and there will be little vertical wind shear. Clockwise flow around a high pressure system centered over eastern Asia could transport drier air toward the northwestern part of Nyatoh’s circulation. The drier air is likely to remain northwest of Tropical Storm Nyatoh during the next 24 hours. Nyatoh could intensify more rapidly once the inner end of the rainband wraps around the center of circulation and a core with an eye and an eyewall develops. Tropical Storm Nyatoh will continue to strengthen and it will intensify to a typhoon during the next 24 hours.

Tropical Storm Nyatoh will move around the western part of a high pressure system over the Western North Pacific Ocean during the next 24 hours. The high pressure system will steer Nyatoh toward the north during the next 24 hours. Nyatoh could move toward the northeast after it moves around the western end of the high pressure system. On its anticipated track Tropical Storm Nyatoh will remain west of the Marianas during the next 24 hours.

TD 27W Strengthens to Tropical Storm Nyatoh West of Guam

Former Tropical Depression 27W strengthened to Tropical Storm Nyatoh west of Guam on Monday night. At 10:00 p.m. EST on Monday the center of Tropical Storm Nyatoh was located at latitude 13.0°N and longitude 138.7°E which put it about 370 miles (600 km) west of Guam. Nyatoh was moving toward the west at 14 m.p.h. (22 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 40 m.p.h. (65 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 50 m.p.h. (80 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 1000 mb.

The circulation around former Tropical Depression 27W continued to strengthen on Monday night and the Japan Meteorological Agency upgraded the system to Tropical Storm Nyatoh. More thunderstorms developed near the center of circulation and in the bands revolving around the center of Nyatoh. Storms near the center generated upper level divergence that pumped mass away from the tropical storm. Winds to tropical storm force extended out 125 miles (200 km) from the center of Tropical Storm Nyatoh.

Tropical Storm Nyatoh will move through an environment mostly favorable for intensification during the next 36 hours. Nyatoh will move over water where the Sea Surface Temperatures are near 29˚C. It will move under the western part of the axis of an upper level ridge centered east of the Marianas. The upper level winds are weak near the axis of the ridge and there will be little vertical wind shear. Clockwise flow around a high pressure system centered over eastern Asia could transport drier air toward the northwestern part of Nyatoh’s circulation. The drier air is likely to remain northwest of the core of Tropical Storm Nyatoh during the next 36 hours. Tropical Storm Nyatoh will continue to strengthen and it could intensify to a typhoon during the next 36 hours.

Tropical Storm Nyatoh will move around the southwestern part of a high pressure system over the Western North Pacific Ocean during the next 36 hours. The high pressure system will steer the tropical depression toward the northwest during the next 36 hours. On its anticipated track Tropical Storm Nyatoh will move farther away from the Marianas and Yap.

Tropical Depression Forms Southwest of the Marianas

A tropical depression formed southwest of the Marianas on Monday morning. At 7:00 a.m. EST on Monday the center of Tropical Depression 27W was located at latitude 11.8°N and longitude 141.1°E which put it about 270 miles (435 km) west-southwest of Guam. The tropical depression was moving toward the west-northwest at 12 m.p.h. (19 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 35 m.p.h. (55 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 45 m.p.h. (75 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 1003 mb.

The circulation around a low pressure system west-southwest of Guam exhibited more organization on Monday morning and the Japan Meteorological Agency designated the system as a tropical depression. The circulation around Tropical Depression 27W was gradually becoming more organized. A distinct low level center of circulation was evident on conventional and microwave satellite images. More thunderstorms were beginning to develop near the center of circulation. Storms near the center began to generate upper level divergence that pumped mass away from the tropical depression. Additional thunderstorms were forming in bands revolving around the center of the depression.

Tropical Depression 27W will move through an environment favorable for intensification during the next 24 hours. The tropical depression will move over water where the Sea Surface Temperatures are near 29˚C. It will move under the western part of the axis of an upper level ridge centered east of the Marianas. The upper level winds are weak near the axis of the ridge and there will be little vertical wind shear. Tropical Depression 27W will strengthen gradually and it is likely to intensify to a tropical storm during the next 24 hours.

Tropical Depression 27W will move around the southwestern part of a high pressure system over the Western North Pacific Ocean during the next 24 hours. The high pressure system will steer the tropical depression toward the west-northwest during the next day or so. On its anticipated track Tropical Depression 27W will move farther away from the Marianas. It will pass north of Yap.

Tropical Storm Mindulle Brings Wind and Rain to Marianas, Dianmu Hits Vietnam

Tropical Storm Mindulle brought wind and rain to the Marianas on Thursday and Tropical Storm Dianmu hit Vietnam. At 11:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday the center of Tropical Storm Mindulle was located at latitude 14.1°N and longitude 142.3°E which put it about 175 miles (280 km) west-northwest of Guam. Mindulle moving toward the west-northwest at 23 m.p.h. (37 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 45 m.p.h. (75 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 60 m.p.h. (95 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 997 mb.

Tropical Storm Mindulle brought wind and rain to the Marianas including Guam on Thursday. Tropical Storm Warnings were in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan. Mindulle was intensifying as it moved across the Marianas. More thunderstorms developed about the center of circulation. Bands of showers and thunderstorms were revolving the center of Tropical Storm Mindulle. Storms near the center generated upper level divergence that pumped mass away from the tropical storm. The strongest winds were occurring in the northeastern part of Mindulle. Winds to tropical storm force extended out 150 miles (240 km) in the northeastern quadrant to Mindulle.

Tropical Storm Mindulle will move through an environment favorable for intensification during the next few days. Mindulle will move over water where the Sea Surface Temperatures are near 30˚C. It will move into a region where the upper level winds are weak and there will be little vertical wind shear. Tropical Storm Mindulle will continue to intensify during the next 36 hours. Mindulle could strengthen to a typhoon in 24 hours. Mindulle could intensify more rapidly after an inner core becomes more well developed. It could intensify to the equivalent of a major hurricane during the weekend.

Tropical Storm Mindulle will move around the western end of a subtropical high pressure system over the Western North Pacific Ocean during the next several days. The high will steer Mindulle toward the northwest during the next 48 hours. On its anticipated track Tropical Storm Mindulle will move quickly away from the Marianas. Mindulle could approach the Ryukyu Islands in a few days.

Elsewhere over the Western North Pacific Ocean, Tropical Storm Dianmu bought wind and rain to central Vietnam. At 11:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday the center of Tropical Storm Dianmu was located at latitude 15.4°N and longitude 108.3°E which put it about 15 miles (25 km) southeast of Tam Ky, Vietnam. Dianmu was moving toward the northwest at 17 m.p.h. (28 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 40 m.p.h. (65 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 50 m.p.h. (80 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 1000 mb. Tropical Storm Dianmu will weaken as it moves inlands over Southeast Asia. Dianmu will bring gusty winds and locally heavy rain to central Vietnam, southern Laos and northern Cambodia. Heavy rain could cause flash floods in some locations.

Tropical Depression 20W Forms Southeast of Guam

Tropical Depression Twenty-W formed southeast of Guam on Wednesday. At 11:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday the center of Tropical Depression Twenty-W was located at latitude 11.5°N and longitude 148.1°E which put it about 305 miles (490 km) east-southeast of Guam. The tropical depression moving toward the west-northwest at 10 m.p.h. (16 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 30 m.p.h. (50 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 40 m.p.h. (65 km/h). T he minimum surface pressure was 1005 mb.

Tropical Depression Twenty-W developed over the Western North Pacific Ocean southeast of Guam on Wednesday. The circulation around the tropical depression was organizing quickly. Thunderstorms formed near the center of the tropical depression. Other thunderstorms developed in bands revolving around the center of circulation. Storms near the center began to generate upper level divergence that pumped mass away from the depression.

Tropical Depression Twenty-W will move through an environment favorable for intensification during the next few days. The tropical depression will move over water where the Sea Surface Temperatures are near 30˚C. It will move into a region where the upper level winds are weak and there will be little vertical wind shear. Tropical Depression Twenty-W could strengthen to a tropical storm during the next 12 hours. It could intensify more rapidly after an inner core becomes more well developed. It could intensify to a typhoon within 36 hours.

Tropical Depression Twenty-W will move around the western end of a subtropical high pressure system over the Western North Pacific Ocean during the next several days. The high will steer the tropical depression toward the northwest during the next 36 hours. On its anticipated track the tropical depression could reach the Marianas in less than 24 hours. Tropical Depression Twenty-W could intensify to a tropical storm before it reaches the Marianas. It will bring gusty winds and locally heavy rain to the Marianas including Guam.

Elsewhere over the Western North Pacific Ocean, Tropical Depression Twentyone-W formed over the South China Sea east of Vietnam. At 11:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday the center of Tropical Depression Twentyone-W was located at latitude 12.9°N and longitude 112.8°E which put it about 400 miles (605 km) east-southeast of Da Nang, Vietnam. The tropical depression moving toward the west-northwest at 13 m.p.h. (20 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 30 m.p.h. (50 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 40 m.p.h. (65 km/h). T he minimum surface pressure was 1005 mb. Tropical Depression Twentyone-W is forecast to move toward the west-northwest and to strengthen to a tropical storm. It could reach the coast of Vietnam south of Da Nang in about 24 hours.