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WTPQ83 PGUM 070339
HLSPQ3

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TYPHOON NANGKA (11W) LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
300 PM CHST TUE JUL 7 2015

...TYPHOON NANGKA STILL MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS...

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
FOR PEOPLE IN THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS...INCLUDING AGRIHAN...
PAGAN...AND ALAMAGAN ISLANDS.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR AGRIHAN...PAGAN AND ALAMAGAN
ISLANDS. TYPHOON CONDITIONS...INCLUDING WINDS OF 74 MPH OR
MORE...ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 HOURS.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 100 PM CHST...THE CENTER OF TYPHOON NANGKA WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 12.9 NORTH AND LONGITUDE 155.0 EAST.

ABOUT  680 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF ALAMAGAN
ABOUT  700 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF PAGAN
ABOUT  730 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF AGRIHAN
ABOUT  635 MILES EAST OF SAIPAN
ABOUT  690 MILES EAST OF GUAM
ABOUT  445 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF CHUUK
ABOUT  485 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF POHNPEI

TYPHOON NANGKA IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST AT 13 MPH WITH MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 110 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
THE CURRENT FORECAST TRACK TAKES TYPHOON NANGKA TOWARD AGRIHAN...
PAGAN AND ALAMAGAN OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS ON THURSDAY.
NANGKA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AND IS EXPECTED TO TURN
TOWARD THE NORTHWEST WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN SPEED. NANGKA IS EXPECTED
TO STEADILY INTENSIFY OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

...AGRIHAN...PAGAN AND ALAMAGAN...

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
BE PREPARED TO SEEK STURDY SHELTER IF A TYPHOON WARNING IS ISSUED.
THE CURRENT FORECAST TRACK BRINGS DAMAGING WINDS TO THE AREA DURING
THE DAY ON THURSDAY. SEAS AND WINDS WILL INCREASE WELL IN ADVANCE
OF NANGKA AND INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL WILL BECOME DANGEROUS BY LATE
WEDNESDAY. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FROM YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OFFICIALS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE LIKELY BY EARLY THURSDAY WITH TYPHOON
FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. DAMAGING WINDS COULD
LAST THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
SEAS ARE CURRENTLY 7 TO 10 FEET ACROSS THE AREA AND HAZARDOUS FOR
SMALL CRAFT. THE SEAS WILL GRADUALLY BUILD TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
AND COULD RANGE FROM AT LEAST 15 FEET TO MORE THAN 30 FEET BY
THURSDAY.

COASTAL INUNDATION OF 2 TO 4 FEET CAN BE EXPECTED AS TYPHOON NANGKA
APPROACHES AND PASSES THROUGH THE FAR NORTHERN MARIANAS.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES ARE LIKELY WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE AROUND 900 PM CHST THIS EVENING...OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT.

$$

SIMPSON


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