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WWMY80 PGUM 222303
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
903 AM CHST TUE SEP 23 2014

GUZ001>004-240500-
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-
903 AM CHST TUE SEP 23 2014

...TROPICAL DISTURBANCE LOCATED SOUTHEAST OF GUAM...

A BROAD CIRCULATION IS CENTERED NEAR 12N148E...WHICH IS ABOUT 250
MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM. RAIN BANDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE
CIRCULATION COVER A LARGE AREA WHICH INCLUDES MOST OF THE MARIANA
ISLANDS.

COMPUTER MODELS INDICATE THIS SYSTEM WILL GRADUALLY BECOME BETTER
ORGANIZED. THE CENTER IS EXPECTED TO PASS THROUGH THE FAR NORTHERN
MARIANA ISLANDS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR THURSDAY. THE MONSOON TROUGH
WILL LIFT NORTHWARD IN TANDEM WITH THE TROPICAL DISTURBANCE. AS A
RESULT...RAIN BANDS ACCOMPANIED BY GUSTY NORTHWEST TO SOUTHWEST
WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED FOR GUAM AS WELL AS THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THE
POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL
VARY...DEPENDING ON THE EXACT TRACK AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE
DISTURBANCE.

THIS REMAINS A STEADILY EVOLVING WEATHER PATTERN THAT WILL NEED TO
BE MONITORED CLOSELY...SO PLEASE STAY INFORMED ON THIS DEVELOPING
SITUATION. KEEP ABREAST OF THE LATEST FORECASTS AND LISTEN FOR ANY
FURTHER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND
YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE.

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MCELROY





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