JTWC issues tropical cyclone formation alert

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Invest area 94w  remains a disorganized system but is expected to slowly intensify as it is in a favorable environment for development.

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center has issued a tropical cyclone formation alert for a disturbance that is developing northeast of Chuuk.

Invest area 94w  remains a disorganized system but is expected to slowly intensify as it is in a favorable environment for development.

A TCFA means that the potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone (tropical depression) within the next 24 hours is high.

Gale warning: a gale warning is in effect for Guam and the CNMI from noon today through 6 am Thursday.

Winds: expect east winds of 15 to 20 knots with occasional gusts to 30 knots through tonight to build to between 20 and 30 knots with frequent gusts to 40 knots from noon Tuesday through Wednesday.

Seas: combined seas of 9 to 11 feet will build to between 12 and 14 feet on Tuesday. Seas could rise to between 14 and 16 feet Tuesday night.

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