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Disturbance forming near Chuuk

By Barbara Brown

(Tumon, Guam) The Joint Typhoon Warning Center has issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation alert for Invest 95W now that the JTWC has raised the potential for 95W's formation into a significant tropical cyclone over the next 24 hours to high.

As of 9 a.m. (ChST) Sunday, 95W was located 200 miles east of Chuuk.

"Sea surface temperatures remain favorable for development," according to the JTWC statement.

Maximum sustained surface winds at this time for 95W are between 23 - 29 mph.

"Global models are in good agreement that 95W will continue to track westward and continue to slowly consolidate," according to JTWC.

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