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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tiyan GU
340 PM ChST Thu Oct 20 2016

Partly cloudy skies with light and variable winds prevail across
the Marianas. Latest WSR-88D and visible satellite data shows
isolated showers across the region.


The surface trough that generated scattered showers, mainly
across Guam, this morning has pushed off to the west of the
Marianas. unstable conditions will continue, maintaining the
possibility of isolated thunderstorms through tonight. Quieter
conditions are then expected through most of next week, with only
partly cloudy skies, gentle to moderate winds and isolated
showers expected.


.Eastern Micronesia...
A surface trough between Pohnpei and Chuuk is causing scattered
showers and edging westward into fairly dry atmosphere. It will
cause some cloudiness and showers for Chuuk State during the next
day or two. Otherwise, Satellite and Ascat Winds show weather has
become quiet for Kosrae State and the RMI today. Mainly fair weather
is expected over Eastern Micronesia this weekend and early next week
at least. Majuro/Kalo Buoy shows combined seas around 4 feet.


.Western Micronesia...
Chuuk discussion included with Eastern Micronesia above.

A surface trough approaching Yap and Koror will cause showers and
possible thunderstorms later tonight through Friday. Then, light
east to northeast winds and dry weather are expected for Yap and
Koror through the longer term.

Northwest swell persists across far Western Micronesia, but it will
continue to subside through the weekend.


Marianas Waters...None.


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