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----------200 PM ChST Sun Feb 11 2018
...TROPICAL STORM 02W HAS SLOWED DOWN AND WEAKENED AS IT APPROACHES PALAU...
Changes with this advisory -------------------------- The Tropical Storm Watch for Yap and Ngulu in Yap State is cancelled.
System center relocated and system has weakened.
Watches and warnings -------------------- A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Koror and Kayangel in the Republic of Palau.
The Tropical Storm Watch for Yap and Ngulu in Yap State is cancelled.
Summary of 200 PM CHST...0300 UTC...Information ----------------------------------------------- Location...6.8N 137.3E
About  300 miles west-southwest of Fais        265 miles southwest of Ulithi        195 miles south-southwest of Yap        105 miles south of Ngulu        200 miles east-southeast of Kayangel Palau        200 miles east of Koror Palau        685 miles southwest of Guam
Maximum sustained winds...40 mph Present movement...west...280 degrees...at 12 mph.
Discussion and outlook ---------------------- At 200 PM CHST...0300 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm 02W was located by satellite near Latitude 6.8 degrees North and Longitude 137.3 degrees East. Tropical Storm 02W was relocated to the southeast of the previous position, and is now moving west at 14 mph. TS 02W is expected to maintain this movement for the next few days. This motion will take 02W near Koror and south of Kayangel this evening, and then toward Mindanao.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to 40 mph as the center has separated from the heavy rainshowers. Tropical Storm 02W is expected to slowly intensify over the next couple days. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 100 miles northeast of the center and 60 miles southwest of the center.
Next advisory ------------- An intermediate advisory will be issued by the National Weather Service at 500 PM this afternoon, followed by the next scheduled advisory at 800 PM this evening.
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Kleeschulte
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