Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tropical Depression 02W Update #3

Tropical Depression 02W is now approaching the Northern Mariana Islands. It was last located approximately 320km north northwest of Guam. TD 02W has sustained winds of up to 55kph; it is moving east norhteast at 35kph. Numerous tropical storm warnings have been hoisted for islands north of Guam. Moderate to heavy rain should be expected. Despite the strong vertical wind shear in the area, TD 02W still has the chance to become a tropical storm late tonight. It is forecast to continue moving to the northeast eventually becoming an extra-tropical storm by Thursday.

Issued (14 UTC) 10pm PhT 040511

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