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----------800 PM ChST Mon Oct 23 2017
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY --------------------------- None.
WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------------- A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for Guam...Rota and surrounding Coastal Waters in the Mariana Islands.
SUMMARY OF 700 PM CHST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ------------------------------------------------ Location...9.5N 146.5E
About  295 miles south-southeast of Guam About  330 miles south-southeast of Rota About  385 miles south of Tinian About  390 miles south of Saipan About  150 miles north-northwest of Satawal About  225 miles west-northwest of Ulul About  240 miles northwest of Puluwat About  145 miles east-northeast of Faraulep About  385 miles west of Fananu About  395 miles west-northwest of Chuuk
Maximum sustained winds...35 mph Present movement...west-northwest...285 degrees at 5 mph.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 700 PM ChST...0900 UTC...the poorly defined center of Tropical Depression 27W was located near latitude 9.5 degrees North and longitude 146.5 degrees East...moving west-northwest at 5 mph. Tropical Depression 27W is expected to turn toward the northwest early Tuesday morning through Wednesday with an increase in forward speed. This forecast track still anticipates 27W passing southwest of Guam near Tuesday afternoon.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 35 mph. Tropical Depression 27W is expected to strengthen slowly starting later tonight and could pass south of Guam as a minimum tropical storm Tuesday afternoon or early evening. Once over the Philippine Sea, 27W should intensify further on Wednesday and Thursday.
There is still some uncertainty on how close 27W will pass to Guam or locations in Yap State so this system should still be closely watched for any changes in motion or intensity.
NEXT ADVISORY ------------- The next intermediate advisory will be issued by the National Weather Service at 1100 PM this evening, followed by the scheduled advisory at 200 AM Tuesday morning.
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