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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Tiyan GU
700 PM ChST Sat Feb 17 2018

...INTRODUCING NEW COASTAL HAZARD PRODUCTS...

Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Guam is going to add three new
products in the Coastal Hazard Message category in order to provide
important information along the coastal and surf zone environment
for our customers. When these new products are issued, related
headlines will be included in the Surf Zone and/or Public Forecasts.

GUZ001>004-170800-
Guam-Rota-Tinian-Saipan-
700 PM ChST Sat Feb 17 2018

New Products For the Mariana Islands:

 * Coastal Flood Watch/Advisory/Warning

These products inform our customers on the potential of coastal
inundation along the shorelines. A watch is issued when inundation
is possible in 12 to 48 hours. An advisory is issued when inundation
up to 1 foot is expected within 12 hours. A warning is issued when
inundation of 1 to 3 feet poses a serious threat to life and
property is anticipated within 12 hours.

 * Rip Current Statement

This statement informs our customers when a high risk of rip
currents is anticipated in the surf zone. If hazardous surf is also
expected, this product will be incorporated into the High Surf
Advisory or Warning. When additional hazards other than hazardous
surf are also present within the surf zone, this product will be
included within the Beach Hazards Statement.

 * Beach Hazards Statement

This statement informs our customers about unusual and potentially
dangerous conditions within the zone surf such as strong water
currents, lightning threats and inlet blockage. It can also provide
information to our customers on environmental/biological hazards
such as chemical spills, algal blooms and jelly fish.

PMZ161-171-172-173-174-181-170800-
KOROR PALAU-YAP-CHUUK-POHNPEI-KOSRAE-MAJURO-
700 PM ChST Sat Feb 17 2018

New Product For Palau, Federated States of Micronesia and the
Marshall Islands:

 * Coastal Flood Watch/Advisory/Warning

These products inform our customers on the potential of coastal
inundation along the shorelines. A watch is issued when inundation
is possible in 12 to 48 hours. An advisory is issued when inundation
up to 1 foot is expected within 12 hours. A warning is issued when
inundation of 1 to 3 feet poses a serious threat to life and
property is anticipated within 12 hours.

Questions and comments regarding the above products can be sent to
WFO Guam through the following emails:

Roger.Edson@noaa.gov
Roger Edson, Science and Operations Officer

Patrick.Chan@noaa.gov
Marcus.Aydlett@noaa.gov
Patrick Chan and Landon (Marcus) Aydlett, Marine Focal Points

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Chan



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