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

...TROPICAL STORM MAYSAK EAST OF WENO IN CHUUK STATE...

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

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A TYPHOON WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR FANANU AND CHUUK IN CHUUK
STATE...WHILE THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT. TYPHOON
CONDITIONS INCLUDING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS OF 75 MPH OR MORE ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN 12 TO 24 HOURS. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS INCLUDING
DAMAGING WINDS OF 40 MPH OR MORE ARE EXPECTED LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVER NIGHT.

A TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ULUL IN CHUUK STATE AND
FARAULEP IN YAP STATE. TYPHOON CONDITIONS INCLUDING DESTRUCTIVE
WINDS OF 75 MPH OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PULUWAT AND LOSAP IN
CHUUK STATE...AND SATAWAL AND WOLEAI IN YAP STATE. TROPICAL STORM
CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 HOURS.

.STORM INFORMATION... AT 100 PM CHST...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM
MAYSAK WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 7.7 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE
154.4 DEGREES EAST.

THIS IS ABOUT 125 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF LOSAP
        ABOUT 170 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF FANANU
        ABOUT 170 MILES EAST OF CHUUK
        ABOUT 330 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF ULUL
        ABOUT 370 MILES EAST OF PULUWAT
        ABOUT 765 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM

TROPICAL STORM MAYSAK IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST AT 11 MPH.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO 50 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
TROPICAL STORM MAYSAK IS INTENSIFYING EAST OF WENO IN CHUUK STATE.
MAYSAK IS FORECAST TO PASS BETWEEN CHUUK AND FANANU AFTER
MIDNIGHT...EARLY ON SUNDAY MORNING...THEN PASS BETWEEN ULUL AND
PULUWAT SUNDAY AFTERNOON. MAYSAK IS EXPECTED TO SLOWLY INTENSIFY
OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND MAY BECOME A TYPHOON SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

...FANANU...

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PREPARATIONS FOR DAMAGING TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS OF 40 MPH OR
MORE SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THIS EVENING. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED LATE THIS EVENING AND OVER NIGHT. 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
LATE THIS EVENING. WINDS ARE EXPECTED SHIFT TO THE EAST AND INCREASE
TO BETWEEN 50 AND 60 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT...EARLY SUNDAY MORNING WITH
GUSTS TO 70 MPH IN HEAVIER SHOWERS. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE
SOUTHEAST AND DECREASE TO BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MPH LATER SUNDAY MORNING.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
COMBINED SEAS OF 9 TO 11 FEET THIS AFTERNOON WILL RISE TO BETWEEN 11
AND 14 THIS EVENING. SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK AT 13 TO 16 FEET
TONIGHT AS MAYSAK PASSES BETWEEN CHUUK AND FANANU OVERNIGHT. SURF
WILL BUILD STEADILY TO DANGEROUS LEVELS OF 13 TO 16 FEET BY THIS
EVENING AND REMAIN AT THESE LEVELS THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.
COASTAL INUNDATION OF 1 TO 2 FEET IS POSSIBLE. SEAS AND SURF WILL
BEGIN TO SUBSIDE SUNDAY MORNING AS MAYSAK MOVES AWAY TO THE WEST.

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

...CHUUK...

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PREPARATIONS FOR DAMAGING TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS OF 40 MPH OR
MORE SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THIS EVENING. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED LATER TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. STAY IN A STURDY
SHELTER AWAY FROM SHORELINES UNTIL WINDS SUBSIDE. ANY SOUTHWARD
ADJUSTMENT OF THE FORECAST TRACK COULD RESULT IN A TYPHOON WARNING
BEING ISSUED FOR CHUUK. LISTEN FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. SECURE SMALL
CRAFT AND DO NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL. FOLLOW THE
INSTRUCTIONS OF YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTH WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WILL INCREASE TO BETWEEN 25 AND 35 THIS
EVENING. NORTHWEST TO WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO DAMAGING LEVELS OF
50 TO 60 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 70 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. WINDS COULD REACH
TO NEAR TYPHOON STRENGTH DURING THIS TIME ESPECIALLY IF THERE IS ANY
FURTHER SOUTHWARD SHIFT IN TRACK. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE SOUTHWEST
AND BEGIN TO SUBSIDE AS SUNDAY MORNING PROGRESSES.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
COMBINED SEAS OF 11 TO 13 THIS AFTERNOON WILL RISE FURTHER AND PEAK
BETWEEN 12 AND 16 FEET AS MAYSAK PASSES BETWEEN CHUUK AND FANANU
OVERNIGHT. DURING THIS TIME SURF WILL BUILD TO 13 TO 16 FEET AND
COASTAL INUNDATION OF 1 TO 2 FEET IS POSSIBLE. SEAS AND SURF WILL
BEGIN TO SUBSIDE LATER SUNDAY MORNING AS MAYSAK MOVES AWAY TO THE
WEST.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OF 4 TO 6 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING. LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE. A HEIGHTENED
POTENTIAL FOR MUDSLIDES WILL BE PRESENT ON CHUUK TONIGHT 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 RUSHED TO COMPLETION. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
STILL POSSIBLE LATE THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT AS MAYSAK MAKES ITS
CLOSEST APPROACH NORTH OF LOSAP OVER NIGHT. STAY IN A STURDY
SHELTER AWAY FROM SHORELINES UNTIL WINDS SUBSIDE EARLY SUNDAY
MORNING. LISTEN FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND
TRAVEL.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTH WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH THIS AFTERNOON WILL INCREASE TO BETWEEN
35 AND 45 MPH...SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AND THEN THEN WEST OVERNIGHT
AS MAYSAK MOVES THROUGH CHUUK STATE. A BRIEF PERIOD OF DAMAGING
WINDS ARE STILL POSSIBLE TONIGHT...ESPECIALLY IF MAYSAK TAKES A MORE
SOUTHWARD TRACK.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
COMBINED SEAS WILL BUILD TO BETWEEN 9 AND 12 FEET TONIGHT. SURF
WILL BUILD TO BETWEEN 11 AND 14 FEET BY THIS EVENING AS MAYSAK MOVES
NORTH OF LOSAP. MINOR COASTAL INUNDATION IS POSSIBLE THIS EVENING
AND TONIGHT.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF 3 TO 6 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT.

...ULUL...

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TYPHOON CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY MORNING AND EARLY SUNDAY
AFTERNOON. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY TO BEGIN SHORTLY
AFTER SUNRISE. 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 WATCH AND WARNING
INFORMATION. IF NECESSARY...BE PREPARED TO GO TO ADEQUATE SHELTER.
DO NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE TO DAMAGING LEVELS
OF 30 TO 40 MPH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...SHORTLY AFTER SUNRISE. WINDS
WILL SHIFT TO THE EAST AND INCREASE TO BETWEEN 55 AND 65 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO 75 MPH EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AS THE CENTER OF MAYSAK
PASSES JUST SOUTH OF ULUL. TYPHOON FORCE WINDS ARE STILL
POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IF THE FORECAST TRACK OF MAYSAK SHIFTS
SLIGHTLY NORTHWARD OR MAYSAK INTENSIFIES FASTER THAN ANTICIPATED.
WINDS WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE BELOW DAMAGING LEVELS EARLY SUNDAY
EVENING WHILE SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
COMBINED SEAS OF 7 TO 9 FEET THIS AFTERNOON WILL GRADUALLY RISE TO
BETWEEN 8 AND 11 FEET BY TONIGHT. SEAS WILL STEADILY RISE THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING REACHING LEVELS OF 15 TO 20 FEET BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
SURF WILL SLOWLY BUILD TO BETWEEN 9 AND 12 FEET THROUGH TONIGHT.
SURF WILL QUICKLY RISE TO DANGEROUS LEVELS OF 15 TO 18 FEET BY
SUNDAY AFTERNOON AS MAYSAK PASSES SOUTH OF ULUL. COASTAL INUNDATION
OF 1 TO 3 FEET IS POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON. SEAS AND SURF WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH LATE SUNDAY
AFTERNOON.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY
MORNING AS MAYSAK MOVES THROUGH CHUUK STATE. RAINFALL OF 4 TO 5
INCHES IS POSSIBLE SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

...PULUWAT AND SATAWAL...

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PREPARATIONS FOR DAMAGING TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS OF 40 MPH OR
MORE SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY SUNDAY MORNING ON PULUWAT AND SUNDAY
AFTERNOON ON SATAWAL. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON
PULUWAT SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AND LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
EARLY MONDAY MORNING ON SATAWAL. 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 EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON ON PULUWAT
AND LATE SUNDAY NIGHT ON SATAWAL. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH
MONDAY AS MAYSAK MOVES INTO YAP STATE. THE CURRENT FORECAST TRACK
TAKES THE STRONGEST WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH MAYSAK NORTH OF PULUWAT
AND SATAWAL. 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 BY LATE SUNDAY MORNING ON PULUWAT AND SUNDAY
AFTERNOON ON SATAWAL AS MAYSAK NEARS FROM THE EAST. SEAS WILL PEAK
BETWEEN 11 AND 13 FEET AS MAYSAK PASSES TO THE NORTH. SURF OF 6 TO 8
FEET THIS AFTERNOON IS EXPECTED TO STEADILY INCREASE TO HAZARDOUS
LEVELS OF 9 TO 12 FEET BY LATE SUNDAY MORNING ON PULUWAT AND SUNDAY
AFTERNOON ON SATAWAL. SURF IS EXPECTED TO PEAK BETWEEN 11 AND 13
FEET AS MAYSAK PASSES TO THE NORTH SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY
NIGHT. 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 EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

...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...ESPECIALLY IF THE FORECAST TRACK OF MAYSAK SHIFTS
SLIGHTLY SOUTHWARD. THE CENTER OF MAYSAK IS EXPECTED TO PASS JUST
NORTH OF FARAULEP EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
COMBINED SEAS WILL RISE STEADILY BEGINNING EARLY MONDAY TO PEAK
BETWEEN 15 AND 20 FEET AS MAYSAK PASSES JUST TO THE NORTH. 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 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...ESPECIALLY IF TROPICAL
STORM MAYSAK TRACKS MORE SOUTHWARD. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ADEQUATE FOOD
AND WATER FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS IN CASE 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. THE STRONGEST WINDS AREA EXPECTED TO PASS
NORTH OF WOLEAI MONDAY EVENING BUT A SOUTHWARD SHIFT IN THE FORECAST
TRACK OF MAYSAK COULD BRING STRONGER WINDS TO WOLEAI. LISTEN FOR
UPDATED FORECASTS ON TROPICAL STORM MAYSAK.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
COMBINED SEAS AND SURF WILL RISE STEADILY SUNDAY NIGHT AS MAYSAK
MOVES INTO YAP STATE. COMBINED SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK BETWEEN 11
AND 14 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 900 PM TONIGHT...OR SOONER IF NEEDED.

$$

WILLIAMS


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