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----------200 PM ChST Sat May 12 2018
...TROPICAL DEPRESSION 04W FORMS NORTHEAST OF THE MARIANAS...
WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- None.
SUMMARY OF 100 PM CHST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- Location...18.8N 148.5E
About 185 miles east of Agrihan About 185 miles east-northeast of Pagan and Alamagan About 315 miles northeast of Saipan About 445 miles northeast of Guam
Maximum sustained winds...35 mph Present movement...west-northwest...305 degrees at 10 mph
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 100 PM CHST...0300 UTC...the center of newly-formed Tropical Depression 04W was located near latitude 18.8 degrees north and and longitude 148.5 degrees east....moving west-northwest at about 10 mph. This motion is expected to continue tonight and Sunday, taking TD 04W about 85 miles north of Agrihan Sunday morning.
Maximum sustained winds are 35 mph. Slight intensification is expected tonight, making 04W a minimal tropical storm, but it is then forecast to weaken back into a tropical depression by Sunday evening. As currently forecast, damaging winds are not expected at Agrihan, Pagan or Alamagan as 04W passes. However, residents of these islands should keep up to date on the latest advisories and statements on Tropical Depression 04W.
NEXT ADVISORY ------------- The next scheduled advisory will be issued by the National Weather Service at 800 PM this evening.
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Middlebrooke
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