||A weak circulation was noted on the evening of the 7th near 3N 157E. It had moved to near 4N 160E by the morning of the 9th. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center classified it as a Tropical Depression 02W later that day and to a tropical storm by the evening. It was 240 miles southeast of Pohnpei at this time. On the afternoon of the 10th the tropical storm was 125 miles east of Pohnpei. Despite the distance heavy rain fell across the island with about 10 inches of rain falling in the first 12 hours of the 10th. A young man in his early 20s was killed outside his home on the afternoon of the 10th when a tree branch fell on top of him while he was securing his home. Another man was killed in ocean waters. On the evening of the 10th the tropical storm was 100 miles northeast of Pohnpei and moving away.
On the morning of the 13th the tropical storm had strengthened to Typhoon Kujira when it was 475 miles east-southeast of Guam. The typhoon passed 170 miles south of Guam on the morning of the 15th