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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL STORM MAYSAK (04W) LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
900 PM CHST SAT MAR 28 2015

...TROPICAL STORM MAYSAK INTENSIFYING AND BEARING DOWN ON WENO IN
CHUUK STATE...

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
FOR PEOPLE ON THE ISLANDS OF CHUUK...LOSAP...FANANU...ULUL AND
PULUWAT IN CHUUK STATE AND SATAWAL...FARAULEP AND WOLEAI IN YAP
STATE.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...

A TYPHOON WATCH AND TROPICAL STORM WARNING ARE NOW IN EFFECT FOR
PULUWAT IN CHUUK STATE.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR LOSAP IN CHUUK STATE.

A TYPHOON WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CHUUK AND ULUL IN CHUUK
STATE.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A TYPHOON WATCH REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR
FANANU IN CHUUK STATE.

A TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR FARAULEP IN YAP STATE.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SATAWAL AND WOLEAI IN
YAP STATE.

A TYPHOON WARNING MEANS TYPHOON CONDITIONS...INCLUDING TYPHOON-FORCE
WINDS 0F 74 MPH OR MORE...ARE OCCURRING OR EXPECTED TO OCCUR WITHIN
24 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS...INCLUDING
TROPICAL STORM-FORCE WINDS 0F 39 MPH OR MORE...ARE OCCURRING OR
EXPECTED TO OCCUR WITHIN 24 HOURS.

A TYPHOON WATCH MEANS TYPHOON CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48
HOURS. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 HOURS.

.STORM INFORMATION...

AT 700 PM CHST...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MAYSAK WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 7.6 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 154.1 DEGREES EAST.

THIS IS ABOUT 105 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF LOSAP
        ABOUT 155 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF FANANU
        ABOUT 150 MILES EAST OF CHUUK
        ABOUT 310 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF ULUL
        ABOUT 350 MILES EAST OF PULUWAT
        ABOUT 480 MILES EAST OF SATAWAL AND
        ABOUT 750 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM

TROPICAL STORM MAYSAK IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST AT 10 MPH.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO 65 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...

TROPICAL STORM MAYSAK IS INTENSIFYING EAST OF WENO IN CHUUK STATE.
THE CENTER OF MAYSAK IS FORECAST TO PASS JUST NORTH OF CHUUK LATE
TONIGHT...EARLY ON SUNDAY MORNING...THEN PASS BETWEEN ULUL AND
PULUWAT SUNDAY EVENING. MAYSAK IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTENSIFYING
AND MAY BECOME A TYPHOON EARLY SUNDAY.

...FANANU...

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PREPARATIONS FOR DAMAGING TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS OF 40 MPH OR
MORE SHOULD ALREADY BE COMPLETED. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO ARRIVE LATE TONIGHT AND LINGER THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.
STAY IN A STURDY SHELTER AWAY FROM SHORELINES UNTIL WINDS SUBSIDE.
LISTEN FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. SECURE SMALL CRAFT AND DO NOT
ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTHEAST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WILL BECOME DAMAGING AT 35 TO 45 MPH
AROUND MIDNIGHT. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE EAST AND
INCREASE TO BETWEEN 40 AND 50 MPH AROUND DAWN ON SUNDAY MORNING WITH
GUSTS TO 60 MPH IN HEAVIER SHOWERS. WINDS WILL BE STRONGER IF MAYSAK
TRACKS FARTHER NORTH THAN FORECAST. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE
SOUTHEAST AND DECREASE TO BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MPH BY SUNDAY EVENING.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
COMBINED SEAS OF 11 TO 14 FEET THIS EVENING. SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO
PEAK AT 13 TO 16 FEET TONIGHT AS THE CENTER OF MAYSAK PASSES BETWEEN
CHUUK AND FANANU SUNDAY MORNING. SURF WILL BUILD STEADILY TO
DANGEROUS LEVELS OF 13 TO 16 FEET LATER TONIGHT AND REMAIN AT THESE
LEVELS THROUGH NOON SUNDAY. COASTAL INUNDATION OF 1 TO 2 FEET IS
POSSIBLE. SEAS AND SURF WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AS
MAYSAK MOVES AWAY TO THE WEST.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OF 4 TO 6 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH
TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

...CHUUK...

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PREPARATIONS FOR TYPHOON FORCE WINDS OF 75 MPH OR MORE SHOULD
ALREADY BE COMPLETED. TYPHOON CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY
MORNING. STAY IN A STURDY SHELTER AWAY FROM SHORELINES UNTIL WINDS
SUBSIDE. LISTEN FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN
SECURED. DO NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS
OF YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTH WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WILL SHIFT TO NORTHWEST AND INCREASE TO
DAMAGING LEVELS OF 50 TO 60 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 70 MPH AROUND DAWN ON
SUNDAY MORNING. TYPHOON FORCE WINDS FROM THE WEST OF 75 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO 90 MPH ARE EXPECTED ON SUNDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO
THE SOUTHWEST AND BEGIN TO SUBSIDE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
COMBINED SEAS BETWEEN 12 AND 16 FEET THIS EVENING WILL BUILD TO
BETWEEN 17 AND 21 FEET ON SUNDAY MORNING AS THE CENTER OF MAYSAK
PASSES JUST TO THE NORTH OF CHUUK. DURING THIS TIME SURF WILL BUILD
TO BETWEEN 18 AND 22 FEET. COASTAL INUNDATION OF 1 TO 3 FEET IS
POSSIBLE. SEAS AND SURF WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AS
MAYSAK MOVES AWAY TO THE WEST.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OF 4 TO 6 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON. LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE. A HEIGHTENED
POTENTIAL FOR MUDSLIDES WILL BE PRESENT ON CHUUK THROUGH SUNDAY IF
HIGHER RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE REALIZED.

...LOSAP...

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PREPARATIONS FOR DAMAGING TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS OF 40 MPH OR
MORE SHOULD BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. TROPICAL STORM
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT. MAYSAK WILL MAKE ITS CLOSEST
APPROACH TO THE NORTH OF LOSAP AFTER MIDNIGHT. STAY IN A STURDY
SHELTER AWAY FROM SHORELINES UNTIL WINDS SUBSIDE ON SUNDAY MORNING.
LISTEN FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH THIS EVENING WILL INCREASE TO
DAMAGING LEVELS BETWEEN 40 AND 50 MPH...THEN SHIFT TO THE WEST
OVERNIGHT AS MAYSAK PASSES TO THE NORTH. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE
SOUTHWEST AND BEGIN TO SUBSIDE ON SUNDAY MORNING.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
COMBINED SEAS BETWEEN 9 AND 12 FEET AND SURF BETWEEN 11 AND 14 FEET
WILL PREVAIL OVERNIGHT AS MAYSAK PASSES NORTH OF LOSAP. MINOR
COASTAL INUNDATION IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT.

...ULUL...

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TYPHOON CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED EARLY SUNDAY EVENING IF MAYSAK CONTINUES TO INTENSIFY AND
TRACK AS FORECAST. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY TO BEGIN
AROUND NOON ON SUNDAY. PREPARATIONS FOR TYPHOON FORCE WINDS OF 75
MPH OR MORE SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY SUNDAY MORNING. STAY IN A STURDY
SHELTER AWAY FROM SHORELINES UNTIL WINDS SUBSIDE. LISTEN FOR UPDATED
INFORMATION. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD BE SECURED. DO NOT ATTEMPT INTER-
ISLAND TRAVEL. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE TO DAMAGING LEVELS
OF 30 TO 40 MPH ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE EAST
AND INCREASE TO TYPHOON FORCE WITH GUSTS TO 100 MPH POSSIBLE SUNDAY
EVENING AS THE CENTER OF MAYSAK PASSES JUST SOUTH OF ULUL. WINDS
WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE BELOW DAMAGING LEVELS AND SHIFT TO SOUTHEAST
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
COMBINED SEAS OF 8 TO 11 FEET WILL STEADILY RISE THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...REACHING LEVELS OF 19 TO 23 FEET BY SUNDAY EVENING. SURF
WILL QUICKLY RISE TO DANGEROUS LEVELS OF 20 TO 24 FEET BY SUNDAY
EVENING AS MAYSAK PASSES SOUTH OF ULUL. COASTAL INUNDATION OF 2 TO 4
FEET IS POSSIBLE SUNDAY EVENING. SEAS AND SURF WILL BEGIN TO
DIMINISH BY MONDAY MORNING.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY
MORNING AS MAYSAK MOVES THROUGH CHUUK STATE. RAINFALL OF 4 TO 6
INCHES IS POSSIBLE SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

...PULUWAT...

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PREPARATIONS FOR DAMAGING TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS OF 40 MPH OR
MORE SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. TROPICAL STORM
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. MAKE SURE YOU
HAVE ADEQUATE FOOD AND WATER FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. LISTEN FOR
UPDATED INFORMATION. IF NECESSARY...BE PREPARED TO GO TO A SHELTER.
DO NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTHWEST TO WEST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO
TROPICAL STORM FORCE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND PEAK BETWEEN 50 AND 60
MPH SUNDAY EVENING. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO SOUTHWEST AND GRADUALLY
DIMINISH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY AS MAYSAK MOVES INTO YAP
STATE. THE CURRENT FORECAST TRACK TAKES THE STRONGEST WINDS
ASSOCIATED WITH MAYSAK NORTH OF PULUWAT. HOWEVER...WINDS COULD BE
STRONGER IF MAYSAK TAKES A MORE SOUTHWARD TRACK.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
COMBINED SEAS OF 6 TO 8 FEET THIS EVENING WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE TO
BETWEEN 10 AND 12 FEET ON SUNDAY MORNING AS MAYSAK APPROACHES. SEAS
WILL PEAK BETWEEN 12 AND 15 FEET AS MAYSAK PASSES TO THE NORTH
SUNDAY EVENING. SURF OF 6 TO 8 FEET THIS EVENING IS EXPECTED TO
STEADILY INCREASE TO HAZARDOUS LEVELS OF 9 TO 12 FEET BY LATE SUNDAY
MORNING. SURF IS EXPECTED TO PEAK BETWEEN 14 AND 17 FEET AS MAYSAK
PASSES TO THE NORTH SUNDAY EVENING AND SUNDAY NIGHT. COASTAL
INUNDATION OF 1 TO 2 FEET IS POSSIBLE.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL OF 3 TO 5 INCHES IS EXPECTED SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON.

...SATAWAL...

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PREPARATIONS FOR DAMAGING TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS OF 40 MPH OR
MORE SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY SUNDAY EVENING. TROPICAL STORM
CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ADEQUATE FOOD AND WATER FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL
DAYS. LISTEN FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. IF NECESSARY...BE PREPARED TO
GO TO A SHELTER. DO NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTHWEST TO WEST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO
TROPICAL STORM FORCE OF 40 MPH BY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT. WINDS WILL
GRADUALLY DIMINISH MONDAY AS MAYSAK MOVES AWAY TO THE WEST. THE
CURRENT FORECAST TRACK TAKES THE STRONGEST WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH
MAYSAK TO THE NORTH. HOWEVER...WINDS COULD BE STRONGER IF MAYSAK
TAKES A MORE SOUTHWARD TRACK.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
COMBINED SEAS OF 6 TO 8 FEET TODAY WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE TO
BETWEEN 10 AND 12 FEET SUNDAY AFTERNOON ON SATAWAL AS MAYSAK NEARS
FROM THE EAST. SEAS WILL PEAK BETWEEN 11 AND 13 FEET ON MONDAY
MORNING AS MAYSAK PASSES TO THE NORTH. SURF OF 6 TO 8 FEET IS
EXPECTED TO STEADILY INCREASE TO HAZARDOUS LEVELS OF 9 TO 12 FEET
SUNDAY NIGHT. SURF IS EXPECTED TO PEAK BETWEEN 11 AND 13 FEET AS
MAYSAK PASSES TO THE NORTH MONDAY MORNING. MINOR COASTAL INUNDATION
IS POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL OF 3 TO 5 INCHES IS EXPECTED BEGINNING SUNDAY AFTERNOON
LASTING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

...FARAULEP...

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TYPHOON CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE LATE MONDAY MORNING OR EARLY MONDAY
AFTERNOON. REVIEW YOUR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLAN AND BE PREPARED TO
TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY IF A WARNING IS ISSUED.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ADEQUATE FOOD AND WATER IN CASE OF TYPHOON
CONDITIONS. LISTEN FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. IF NECESSARY...BE
PREPARED TO GO TO A SHELTER. DO NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OVER
THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
THE ONSET OF DAMAGING NORTH WINDS IS EXPECTED EARLY MONDAY MORNING
LASTING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. TYPHOON CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE EARLY
MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE CENTER OF MAYSAK IS EXPECTED TO PASS CLOSE TO
FARAULEP MONDAY AFTERNOON.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
COMBINED SEAS WILL RISE STEADILY BEGINNING EARLY MONDAY TO PEAK
BETWEEN 15 AND 20 FEET AS MAYSAK APPROACHES THE ISLAND. IN
ADDITION...SURF IS EXPECTED TO PEAK AT DANGEROUS LEVELS OF 15 TO 20
FEET MONDAY AFTERNOON. SEAS AND SURF WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE MONDAY
NIGHT AS MAYSAK MOVES AWAY. COASTAL INUNDATION OF 2 TO 4 FEET IS
POSSIBLE.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS... RAINFALL OF 4 TO 6 INCHES IS POSSIBLE
MONDAY AND TUESDAY AS MAYSAK MOVES THROUGH YAP STATE.

...WOLEAI...

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PREPARATIONS FOR DAMAGING TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS OF 40 MPH OR
MORE SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY MONDAY MORNING. TROPICAL STORM
CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. MAKE SURE YOU
HAVE ADEQUATE FOOD AND WATER FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS IN CASE THE
TRACK OF MAYSAK SHIFTS SOUTHWARD. LISTEN FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. IF
NECESSARY...BE PREPARED TO GO TO A SHELTER. INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL
SHOULD BE POSTPONED UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

...WIND INFORMATION...
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS COULD OCCUR BY MONDAY EVENING AS MAYSAK
MOVES INTO YAP STATE. WINDS WILL BE FROM THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST AS
MAYSAK APPROACHES. THE AREA OF STRONGEST WINDS IS EXPECTED TO PASS
NORTH OF WOLEAI MONDAY EVENING BUT A NORTHWARD SHIFT IN THE FORECAST
TRACK OF MAYSAK COULD BRING STRONGER WINDS TO WOLEAI. WINDS WILL
GRADUALLY SHIFT FROM THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST OVERNIGHT. LISTEN FOR
UPDATED FORECASTS ON TROPICAL STORM MAYSAK.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION... COMBINED SEAS AND SURF WILL
RISE STEADILY ON MONDAY AS MAYSAK MOVES INTO YAP STATE. COMBINED
SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK BETWEEN 9 AND 12 FEET MONDAY AFTERNOON
WHILE SURF IS EXPECTED TO PEAK AT HAZARDOUS LEVELS OF 10 TO 14 FEET.
SEAS AND SURF WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES IS EXPECTED MONDAY.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE AT 300 AM SUNDAY MORNING...OR SOONER IF NEEDED.

$$

MCELROY


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