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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL STORM CHAN-HOM (09W) LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
427 AM CHST SAT JUL 4 2015

...TROPICAL STORM CHAN-HOM SLOWLY MOVING NORTHEASTWARD...

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
FOR PEOPLE IN THE MARIANA ISLANDS AND SURROUNDING WATERS.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A TYPHOON WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...GUAM...
ROTA...TINIAN...SAIPAN AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 1 AM CHST...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CHAN-HOM (09W) WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 11.3N...LONGITUDE 148.8E. THIS WAS ABOUT
310 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM. STORM MOTION WAS NORTHEAST.
STORM INTENSITY WAS 50 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
CHAN-HOM IS EXPECTED TO TURN TOWARD THE NORTH THEN NORTHWEST
LATER TODAY. CHAN-HOM IS EXPECTED TO RESUME INTENSIFYING
TONIGHT...POSSIBLY BECOMING A TYPHOON AGAIN SUNDAY MORNING.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PREPARE TO PUT YOUR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLAN INTO ACTION. MAKE
SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH FOOD AND WATER FOR A FEW DAYS...AS WELL AS
FUEL FOR VEHICLES AND GENERATORS. BEGIN PREPARING YOUR PROPERTY
FOR TYPHOON CONDITIONS..POSSIBLE AS EARLY AS SUNDAY. FOLLOW
INSTRUCTIONS FROM YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS. THE
CURRENT FORECAST BRINGS THE CENTER OF CHAN-HOM NEAR TINIAN AND
SAIPAN SUNDAY NIGHT...BUT SOME UNCERTAINTY REMAINS IN THE TIMING
AND THE FORECAST TRACK...AND TYPHOON CONDITIONS COULD OCCUR ON ANY
OF THE ISLANDS.

FOR MARINERS...BEGIN TO SAFELY SECURE YOUR CRAFT AND MAKE PLANS
TO LEAVE IT FOR ADEQUATE LAND BASED SHELTER. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE
WARNINGS. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD RETURN TO PORT.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS
FOR OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. BECAUSE SMALL ADJUSTMENTS IN
FORECAST TRACK ARE EXPECTED...LISTEN FOR UPDATED FORECAST
INFORMATION.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN TIYAN AROUND 9 AM CHST...OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT.

GUZ001>004-PMZ151>154-040500-
/O.CON.PGUM.TY.A.0003.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-GUAM COASTAL WATERS-ROTA COASTAL WATERS-
TINIAN COASTAL WATERS-SAIPAN COASTAL WATERS-
427 AM CHST SAT JUL 4 2015

...TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...WINDS AND SEAS...
AS CURRENTLY FORECAST...TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE
BY SUNDAY...WITH TYPHOON FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SUNDAY NIGHT
ESPECIALLY NEAR TINIAN AND SAIPAN. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE
LATE MONDAY MORNING.

SEAS OF 10 TO 12 FEET TODAY WILL BUILD AS CHAN-HOM NEARS AND
COULD REACH UP TO 20 FEET SUNDAY NIGHT NEAR THE CENTER.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 10 TO 12 FEET TODAY MAY BUILD TO DANGEROUS
LEVELS OF 17 TO 22 FEET SUNDAY EVENING ESPECIALLY ACROSS TINIAN
AND SAIPAN. DANGEROUS SURF WILL SUBSIDE BY MONDAY MORNING.

COASTAL INUNDATION OF 1 TO 3 FEET IS EXPECTED ALONG EAST FACING
SHORES OF ESPECIALLY TINIAN AND SAIPAN AS CHAN-HOM APPROACHES.

...INLAND FLOODING...
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH MONDAY
NIGHT WHICH CAN CAUSE BRIEF FLASH FLOODING.

$$

ZIOBRO


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