Tropical disturbance now 817 miles east of Chuuk; JTWC upgrades development chances to medium
By Barbara Brown
(Tumon, Guam) The Joint Typhoon Warning Center upgraded Invest 97W's potential for development into a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours to medium. The tropical disturbance as of 10 a.m. (ChST) was located at 8.0º N and 163.8º E, or about 1,300 miles southeast of Guam and 817 miles east of Chuuk.
97W continues moving on a west-northwest track.
Below you'll find a graphic from tropicaltidbits.com overlaying global tracking models on the storm's development. Every model except one shows the storm passing south of Guam, if it even becomes a storm by then. It is still too early to tell what is going on. Kandit will keep you updated: