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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
1222 PM CHST MON JUL 28 2014

GUZ001>004-290200-
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-
1222 PM CHST MON JUL 28 2014

...TROPICAL DISTURBANCE NORTH-NORTHWEST OF CHUUK HEADING TOWARD THE
MARIANAS...

AT 1130 AM CHST THIS MORNING...A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE WAS LOCATED
NEAR 12 DEGREES NORTH AND 150 DEGREES EAST...WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY
375 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM...370 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SAIPAN AND
330 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF CHUUK.

SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS A GRADUALLY DEVELOPING CIRCULATION CENTER
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AND THE MARIANA ISLANDS. THIS
CIRCULATION IS NOW THE SUBJECT OF A TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT
FROM THE JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER. THE SYSTEM HAS DEVELOPED OVER
THE PAST 12 HOURS. CONDITIONS ARE CURRENTLY ONLY SOMEWHAT FAVORABLE
FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT...HOWEVER THEY ARE EXPECTED TO IMPROVE.
ALTHOUGH IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO TELL HOW STRONG THE WIND THREAT
WILL BE FOR THE MARIANAS...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ON GUAM
EXPECTS AN INCREASE IN WINDS AS WELL AS AN INCREASE IN HEAVY SHOWERS
WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TO BEGIN SOMETIME TUESDAY AND CONTINUE
INTO THURSDAY. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CLOSELY MONITOR
THIS SYSTEM OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS IT APPROACHES AND PASSES
THE ISLANDS.

STAY INFORMED ON THIS DEVELOPING WEATHER 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.

$$

STANKO





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