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Tropical Depression 07W expected to intensify to typhoon

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Forecasters expect Tropical Depression 07W which is riding behind Typhoon Noul to intensify to typhoon strength within the next five days. Currently 07W is located 298 miles southeast of Pohnopei, one of the Federated States of Micronesia. It is moving at a slow 5 knots on a east northeast trajectory with maximum sustained winds of 30 knots gusting to 40 (18 to 24 mph). Maximum wave height is 11 feet. 07W is moving east, but will turn round to a northwesterly course.

A tropical storm WARNING is in force for Kosrae, Pingelap and Mokil in Pohnpei State. A tropical storm watch is in force for Sapwuafik (Ngatik) in Pohnpei State and a typhoon watch is in force for Pohnpei and Pakin. Residents in Chuuk State and the Marianas should monitor 07W carefully.

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