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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL STORM CHAN-HOM (09W) LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
1016 PM CHST FRI JUL 3 2015

...CHAN-HOM STILL A TROPICAL STORM...

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT
LOCATIONS AND COASTAL WATER OF GUAM AND THE NORTHERN MARIANAS AND
SURROUNDING WATERS.

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

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 9 PM CHST...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CHAN-HOM (09W) WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 10.9N...LONGITUDE 148.5E. THIS WAS ABOUT
310 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM. STORM MOTION WAS NORTHEAST.
STORM INTENSITY WAS 50 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
TROPICAL STORM CHAN-HOM IS FORECAST TO BEGIN TO MOVE AGAIN TOWARD
THE NORTHWEST LATER TONIGHT. CHAN-HOM HAS WEAKENED CONSIDERABLY
SINCE LAST NIGHT AS IT MOVED INTO A STRONG UPPER- LEVEL VERTICAL
SHEAR. HOWEVER...THIS SHEAR IS EXPECTED TO ABATE LATER TONIGHT AND
SLOWLY BEGIN TO INTENSIFY AGAIN ON SATURDAY. CHAN-HOM COULD BECOME
TYPHOON AS IT PASSES THROUGH THE MARIANAS 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 SATURDAY NIGHT.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FROM YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS.
THE UPDATED FORECAST BRINGS THE CENTER OF CHAN-HOM NEAR TINIAN AND
SAIAPN SUNDAY NIGHT...BUT SOME UNCERTAINTY REMAINS IN THE TIMING
AND THE FORECAST TRACK. TYPHOON CONDITIONS COULD OCCUR ON ANY OF
THE ISLANDS. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE WARNINGS AND BE READY TO EVACUATE
IF NECESSARY. HEED THE ADVICE OF LOCAL OFFICIALS AND COMPLY WITH
ANY ORDERS THAT ARE ISSUED.

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.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS
FOR OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES TO
THE FORECAST.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN TIYAN AROUND 3 AM CHST SATURDAY...OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

GUZ001>004-PMZ151>154-032100-
/O.CON.PGUM.TY.A.0003.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-GUAM COASTAL WATERS-ROTA COASTAL WATERS-
TINIAN COASTAL WATERS-SAIPAN COASTAL WATERS-
1016 PM CHST FRI JUL 3 2015

...TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

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

SEAS OF 9 TO 13 FEET TODAY WILL BUILD THROUGH TONIGHT AS CHAN-HOM
NEARS AND COULD REACH UP TO 20 FEET SUNDAY NEAR THE CENTER.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 10 TO 15 FEET FRIDAY WILL BUILD TO DANGEROUS
LEVELS OF 17 TO 22 FEET SATURDAY EVENING. DANGEROUS SURF WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE SUBSIDING BY MONDAY MORNING.

COASTAL INUNDATION OF 1 TO 3 FEET IS EXPECTED ALONG EAST FACING
SHORES AS CHAN-HOM APPROACHES. HIGHER COASTAL INUNDATION IS
POSSIBLE DEPENDING ON THE EXACT TRACK AND STRENGTH OF CHAN-HOM.

...INLAND FLOODING...
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH MONDAY
NIGHT WHICH CAN CAUSE FLASH FLOODING.

$$

ZIOBRO



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