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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 04W LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
200 PM CHST FRI MAR 17 2015

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION 04W FORMS NEAR POHNPEI...

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

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS NOW IN AFFECT FOR CHUUK...LOSAP...FANANU
AND ULUL IN CHUUK STATE.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 1 PM CHST...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION 04W WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 6.9N DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 157.7E DEGREES EAST.

THIS IS ABOUT  35 MILES WEST OF POHNPEI
   15 MILES WEST OF PAKIN
  145 MILES WEST OF MOKIL
              340 MILES EAST OF LOSAP
              400 MILES EAST OF CHUUK
              400 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF FANANU
              595 MILES EAST PULUWAT
              560 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF ULUL
  990 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM

TROPICAL DEPRESSION 04W IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST AT 9 MPH. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS ARE 30 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 04W WILL MOVE AWAY FROM POHNPEI AND IS EXPECTED TO
MOVE WESTWARD TOWARD CHUUK STATE OVER THE WEEKEND. THE CURRENT TRACK
OF TD 04W INDICATES IT WILL PASS APPROXIMATELY 60 MILES NORTH OF
LOSAP EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...20 MILES NORTH OF CHUUK AND 50 MILES
SOUTH OF FANANU SUNDAY MORNING.

A GRADUAL INTENSIFICATION IS EXPECTED FOR TD 04W OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
TD 03W IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM WITHIN THE NEST 24 HOURS.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

...LOSAP AND CHUUK...
NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...SHIFTING TO WEST AND INCREASING TO BETWEEN 30
TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. COMBINED
SEAS WILL BUILD TO 6 TO 8 FEET TONIGHT THEN TO BETWEEN 8 TO 11 FEET
SATURDAY AFTERNOON. SEAS OF 10 TO 14 FEET ARE POSSIBLE DURING THE
PASSAGE OF 04W. SEAS WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE SUNDAY AND MONDAY.
PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE UNDERWAY FOR HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS.
INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL SHOULD BE POSTPONED UNTIL SEAS SUBSIDE. ALSO...
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.


...FANANU...
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 MPH ARE
POSSIBLE SATURDAY EVENING...SHIFTING TO WEST AND INCREASING TO
BETWEEN 35 AND 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH BY EARLY SUNDAY
MORNING. COMBINED SEAS WILL BUILD TO 6 TO 8 FEET TONIGHT THEN TO
BETWEEN 8 TO 11 FEET SATURDAY AFTERNOON. SEAS OF 10 TO 14 FEET ARE
POSSIBLE DURING THE PASSAGE OF 04W. SEAS WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL SHOULD BE POSTPONED
UNTIL SEAS SUBSIDE. ALSO...RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

...ULUL...
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 MPH ARE
POSSIBLE SATURDAY EVENING...SHIFTING TO WEST AND INCREASING TO
BETWEEN 35 AND 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH BY LATE SUNDAY
MORNING. COMBINED SEAS WILL BUILD TO 6 TO 8 FEET SATURDAY THEN TO
BETWEEN 8 TO 11 FEET SATURDAY NIGHT. SEAS OF 11 TO 15 FEET ARE
POSSIBLE DURING THE PASSAGE OF 04W. SEAS WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL SHOULD BE POSTPONED
UNTIL SEAS SUBSIDE. ALSO...RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

...SURF INFORMATION...
DANGEROUS SURF OF 12 TO 15 FEET IS POSSIBLE ALONG EXPOSED REEFS FOR
MOST ISLANDS AND ATOLLS OF CHUUK STATE. RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE
THREATENING.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT SCHEDULED ISSUANCE OF THIS LOCAL STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE AT 900 PM THIS EVENING.

$$

KLEESCHULTE


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