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WHMY40 PGUM 170628
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
428 PM CHST TUE JAN 17 2017

...LARGE NORTH SWELL PRODUCING HAZARDOUS SURF...

.LARGE NORTH SWELL FROM A WINTER STORM THAT MOVED OFF JAPAN WILL
MAINTAIN HAZARDOUS SURF THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY. HAZARDOUS SURF
WILL SPREAD TO EAST FACING REEFS TONIGHT FROM SAIPAN TO GUAM.

GUZ001>004-171900-
/O.CON.PGUM.SU.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-170119T2000Z/
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-
428 PM CHST TUE JAN 17 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CHST FRIDAY...

* FOR NORTH FACING REEFS...LARGE NORTH SWELL IS EXPECTED TO BRING
  HAZARDOUS SURF OF 9 TO 13 FEET TO THE MARIANAS THIS MORNING.
  SURF IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN NEAR THESE LEVELS THROUGH WEDNESDAY
  BEFORE BEGINNING TO SUBSIDE. THE SURF ON NORTH FACING REEFS IS
  EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE HAZARDOUS LEVELS THROUGH FRIDAY
  MORNING.

* EAST FACING REEFS...AS LARGE NORTH SWELL VEERS TO NORTHEAST OVER
  THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...SURF WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS OVER NIGHT
  FOR EAST FACING REEFS.

* WEST FACING REEFS...FOR TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY FOR GUAM AND
  ROTA...NORTH SWELL WILL SPREAD OVER TO THE WEST FACING COASTS
  PRODUCING HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET. SURF WILL REDUCE BELOW
  HAZARDOUS LEVELS LATE WEDNESDAY ON THESE REEFS AS THE SWELL
  VEERS FURTHER TO THE EAST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID VENTURING NEAR REEFS ALONG EXPOSED BEACHES...ESPECIALLY
THOSE FACING NORTH...AS RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE-THREATENING.

&&

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