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----------1100 AM ChST Fri Oct 20 2017
WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------------- None.
SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CHST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION ------------------------------------------------ Location...11.6N 151.5E
About  455 miles east-southeast of Saipan About  460 miles east-southeast of Tinian About  460 miles east-southeast of Rota About  470 miles east-southeast of Guam About  285 miles north of Chuuk
Maximum sustained winds...30 mph Present movement...southeast...135 degrees at 3 mph.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 1000 AM ChST...0000 UTC...the center of Tropical Depression 27W was located near latitude 11.6 degrees North and longitude 151.5 degrees East...drifting southeast at 3 mph. Tropical Depression 27W is expected to loop slowly around to a west-northwest heading by tonight...then increase its forward speed as it heads northwest on Saturday. This track takes it to within 85 miles northeast of Saipan Sunday morning as a minimal tropical storm.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 30 mph. Tropical Depression 27W is forecast to become a minimal 40 mph tropical storm early Saturday, then maintain that intensity as it passes northeast of Saipan on Sunday. Once past Saipan, Tropical Depression 27W is expected to weaken as it moves near the northern CNMI and then absorbed into the southerly flow toward Typhoon Lan south of Japan.
NEXT ADVISORY ------------- The next scheduled advisory will be issued by the National Weather Service at 200 PM this afternoon.
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