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Typhoon Guchol Forms in Western Pacific June 15, 2012
CIMSS Satellite Loop
Typhoon Guchol can be seen swirling between Guam and the Philippines early Thursday.
Typhoon Guchol formed over eastern Micronesia, then gained strength while taking a general northeastern path over the following several days.

The storm was predicted to reach Category 2 force off the northeastern Philippines late in the week.

Residents in Taiwan were keeping a close eye on the storm, which was expected to at least pass near the island early the following week.

Guchol, meaning "spice," was named by the Pacific island nation of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Typhoon Guchol Track

Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS