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----------956 AM ChST FRI FEB 9 2018
Changes with this advisory -------------------------- This is the first advisory.
Watches and warnings -------------------- A tropical storm watch is now in effect for Fais, Ulithi, Yap and Ngulu in Yap State.
Summary of 700 AM CHST...2100 UTC...Information ----------------------------------------------- Location...10.8N 147.3E
About 235 miles north of Satawal About 240 miles northeast of Faraulep About 250 miles southeast of Guam About 315 miles south-southeast of Saipan About 330 miles northeast of Woleai About 465 miles east of Fais About 525 miles east of Ulithi About 630 miles east of Yap about 910 miles east-northeast of Koror Palau
Maximum sustained winds...25 mph Present movement...north-northwest...330 14 mph.
Discussion and outlook ---------------------- At 700 AM CHST...2100 UTC...the center of Tropical Depression 02W was located near Latitude 10.8 degrees North and Longitude 147.3 degrees East. Tropical Depression 02W is moving toward the north-northwest at 14 mph. Tropical Depression 02W is forecast to turn toward the west and then the west-southwest with a slight increase in forward speed through Saturday morning.
Maximum sustained winds are currently 25 mph. Tropical Depression 02W is expected to slowly intensify over the next several days, possibly becoming a tropical storm by Saturday afternoon.
Next advisory ------------- The next scheduled advisory will be issued by the National Weather Service at 200 PM this afternoon.
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