Tropical Storm 06W, #3

3:45 p.m. Monday, April 28, Guam time: Tropical Storm 06W spawned overnight Sunday and is forecast to pass some 135 miles east of Andersen Air Force Base around 11 p.m. Monday. Guam’s National Weather Service forecast continues to call for between 3 to 5 inches of rain and 15- to 25-mph winds and 35-mph gusts. As it moves further north, 06W will strengthen over the Northern Marianas before dying out just south of Iwo Jima. PST will keep a lookout.


Tropical cyclone formation alert, # 2: Weather advisory issued

6:20 p.m. Sunday, April 27, Guam time: An advisory for the Marianas Islands has been issued by Guam's National Weather Service offices. Guam can expect winds between 15 and 25 mph with gusts up to 35 along with 3 to 5 inches of rain over the next two days as a tropical disturbance southeast of Guam takes shape and moves north to northwest. Still not known how close it will come to Guam, but officials are cautioning folks on the island to be prepared to protect property.


Tropical cyclone formation alert: System developing near Guam

2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, Guam time: Pacific Storm Tracker is keeping an eyeball on a tropical disturbance some 185 miles southeast of Andersen Air Force Base that could develop into a tropical cyclone in the next day or so.

Initial forecasts have the system tracking east of the island, but at this stage, anything is possible. Stay tuned.

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Dave Ornauer has been with Stars and Stripes since March 5, 1981. One of his first assignments as a beat reporter in the old Japan News Bureau was “typhoon chaser,” a task which he resumed virtually full time since 2004, the year after his job, as a sports writer-photographer, moved to Okinawa and Ornauer with it.

As a typhoon reporter, Ornauer pores over Web sites managed by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center as well as U.S. government, military and local weather outlets for timely, topical information. Pacific Storm Tracker is designed to take the technical lingo published on those sites and simplify it for the average Stripes reader.