Tropical Storm 27W Intensifies
Over the past 24 hours, Tropical Storm 27W has intensified from tropical depression to tropical storm status.
The system has tracked west-northwestward at 9knots over the past six hours and is located approximately 265 nautical miles north-northeast of Yap.
It has a maximum significant wave height of 16 feet.
Tropical cyclone warnings have been issued in the northwest Pacific Ocean.