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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
1000 PM CHST THU MAR 26 2015

PMZ172-173-270200-
CHUUK-POHNPEI-
1000 PM CHST THU MAR 26 2015

...TROPICAL DISTURBANCE DEVELOPING IN EASTERN POHNPEI STATE...

A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IS LOCATED BY SATELLITE IMAGERY AND AIDED BY
OBSERVATIONS FROM PINGELAP IN POHNPEI STATE TO BE NEAR 6.5N 160.1E.
THIS IS ABOUT 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MOKIL...135 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST
OF POHNPEI AND 155 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF PAKIN. THIS SYSTEM IS
STILL IN THE EARLY STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT AND IS NOW THE SUBJECT OF A
TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT ISSUED BY THE JOINT TYPHOON WARNING
CENTER.

THE TRACK OF THE DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO TAKE IT CLOSE TO IF NOT
OVER MOKIL TONIGHT AND POHNPEI AND PAKIN SOMETIME ON FRIDAY.
STRONGEST WINDS ARE PRIMARILY NORTH OF THE CENTER IN THE RANGE OF 20
TO 25 MPH WITH HEAVIEST SHOWERS LOCATED WEST OF THE CENTER.

AT THIS TIME ISLANDS IN THE PATH OF THIS DEVELOPING SYSTEM CAN
EXPECT NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH OCCASIONAL
GUSTY WINDS TO 30 MPH. ISLANDS IN THE PATH OF THIS SYSTEM DURING THE
NEXT 24 HOURS INCLUDE THE ISLANDS OF MOKIL...POHNPEI AND PAKIN.
SEAS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BECOME HAZARDOUS AT THIS TIME.

ISLANDS OF CHUUK STATE SHOULD KEEP ADVISED ON FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
OF THIS DISTURBANCE.

$$

ZIOBRO/EDSON


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