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WHMY40 PGUM 232000
CFWMY

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
600 AM CHST TUE JAN 24 2017

...LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL WILL MAINTAIN HAZARDOUS SURF FOR THE
MARIANAS...

.LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL IS BEING CREATED BY NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND
A COLD FRONT MOVING OUT OF JAPAN. PERSISTENT STRONG NORTHEAST
WINDS ARE ALSO CREATING A LARGE NORTHEAST SWELL. THESE SWELLS WILL
MAINTAIN HAZARDOUS SURF FOR THE MARIANAS THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

GUZ001>004-240900-
/O.CON.PGUM.SU.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-170126T0800Z/
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-
600 AM CHST TUE JAN 24 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CHST
THURSDAY...

* WAVES AND SURF...SURF IS CURRENTLY HAZARDOUS AT 8 TO 10 FEET ON
  NORTH AND WEST FACING REEFS. THE SURF IS EXPECTED TO PEAK ON
  WEDNESDAY AT 10 TO 12 FEET. SURF WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE
  THURSDAY...AND COULD FALL BELOW HAZARDOUS LEVELS THURSDAY NIGHT.

* INCREASING NORTHEAST SWELL AND WIND WAVES WILL RESULT IN
  HAZARDOUS SURF OF 9 TO 12 FEET ALONG EAST FACING REEFS. SURF
  WILL REMAIN AT THESE LEVELS FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE
  BEGINNING TO SUBSIDE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...MINOR BEACH EROSION AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE
  POSSIBLE AT BEACHES ALONG COAST LINES FACING NORTH AND WEST.
  RITIDIAN AND TARAGUE BEACHES ARE LIKELY VERY SUSCEPTIBLE.
  ADDITIONALLY...A PORTUGUESE MAN-OF-WAR WAS RECENTLY REPORTED
  AT TARAGUE BEACH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID VENTURING OUT TO THE REEF LINES...ESPECIALLY ALONG NORTH...
EAST AND WEST FACING SHORES WHERE THERE WILL BE A HIGH RISK OF
RIP CURRENTS.

&&

$$

ZIOBRO



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