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WHMY40 PGUM 171934
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
534 AM CHST WED JAN 18 2017

...LARGE NORTH SWELL PRODUCING HAZARDOUS SURF...

.LARGE NORTH SWELL FROM A WINTER STORM THAT MOVED OFF JAPAN WILL
MAINTAIN HAZARDOUS SURF THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY NIGHT.
HAZARDOUS SURF WILL SPREAD TO EAST FACING REEFS TONIGHT FROM
SAIPAN TO GUAM.

GUZ001>004-180845-
/O.CON.PGUM.SU.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-170119T2000Z/
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-
534 AM CHST WED JAN 18 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CHST FRIDAY...

* FOR NORTH FACING REEFS...LARGE NORTH SWELL WILL BRING HAZARDOUS
  SURF OF 9 TO 12 FEET TO THE MARIANAS THIS MORNING. SURF WILL
  BEGIN TO SUBSIDE TONIGHT...HOWEVER IT IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN
  ABOVE HAZARDOUS LEVELS THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* EAST FACING REEFS...AS LARGE NORTH SWELL VEERS TO NORTHEAST OVER
  THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...SURF WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS FOR EAST
  FACING REEFS.

* WEST FACING REEFS...FOR TODAY...NORTH SWELL WILL SPREAD OVER TO
  THE WEST FACING COASTS PRODUCING HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET.
  SURF WILL SUBSIDE BELOW HAZARDOUS LEVELS THIS EVENING ON THESE
  REEFS AS THE SWELL VEERS FURTHER TO THE EAST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID VENTURING NEAR REEFS ALONG EXPOSED BEACHES...ESPECIALLY
THOSE FACING NORTH...EAST AND WEST...AS RIP CURRENTS WILL BE
LIFE-THREATENING.

&&

$$

STANKO



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