Tropical Depression 93W forms near Micronesia

May 6, 2015, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
This satellite image from MTSAT-2 shows Typhoon Noul followed by tropical depression 93W. The MTSAT provides imagery for the Northern Hemisphere every thirty minutes, and full-disk imagery every hour. Credit: Japan Meteorological Agency

Tropical Depression 93W formed on May 6, 2015 trailing on the heels of Typhoon Noul. Currently the storm is 155 miles south southeast of Pohnpei.

Pohnpei whose name means"upon a stone altar" is the name of an island of the Senyavin Islands which are part of the larger Caroline Islands group.

It belongs to Pohnpei State, one of the four states in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Maximum sustained are estimated at 17 - 22 knots (19.5 - 25 mph). The likelihood TD93W transitioning from a to a typhoon in the next six to 24 hours is high.

On May 06, the AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite saw cloud top temperatures as cold as 210 kelvin/-63.1F/-81.6C (purple) in powerful thunderstorms within Tropical Depression 93W. Credit: NASA JPL/Ed Olsen

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