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

...TROPICAL STORM MAYSAK MOVING INTO 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 TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR FANANU AND CHUUK IN CHUUK
STATE. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS INCLUDING DAMAGING WINDS OF 40 MPH OR MORE
ARE EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT OR SUNDAY MORNING.

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

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR LOSAP IN CHUUK STATE.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 7 AM CHST...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM 04W WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 7.6 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 155.4 DEGREES EAST.

THIS IS ABOUT ABOUT 190 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF LOSAP
              ABOUT 235 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF FANANU
              ABOUT 240 MILES EAST OF CHUUK
              ABOUT 400 MILES EAST OF ULUL
              ABOUT 435 MILES EAST OF PULUWAT
              ABOUT 830 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM

TROPICAL STORM MAYSAK IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT 9 MPH.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN AT 40 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...

TROPICAL STORM MAYSAK WILL MOVE WEST-NORTHWEST INTO CHUUK STATE
TODAY. MAYSAK IS FORECAST TO PASS BETWEEN CHUUK AND FANANU EARLY
EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...THEN PASS BETWEEN ULUL AND PULUWAT SUNDAY
AFTERNOON. MAYSAK IS EXPECTED TO SLOWLY INTENSIFY OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS.

...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 TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. STAY IN A STURDY
SHELTER AWAY FROM SHORELINES UNTIL WINDS SUBSIDE LATE SUNDAY
MORNING. LISTEN FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. SECURE SMALL CRAFT AND DO
NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OVER THE WEEKEND.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WILL BECOME DAMAGING AT 35 TO 45 MPH
LATE TONIGHT. WINDS ARE EXPECTED SHIFT TO THE EAST AND INCREASE TO
BETWEEN 40 AND 50 MPH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN
HEAVIER SHOWERS. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE SOUTHEAST AND DECREASE TO
BETWEEN 15 AND 25 MPH LATER SUNDAY MORNING.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
COMBINED SEAS WILL RISE STEADILY FROM 8 TO 10 FEET THIS MORNING TO
BETWEEN 11 AND 14 THIS AFTERNOON. 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 LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. STAY IN A STURDY
SHELTER AWAY FROM SHORELINES UNTIL WINDS SUBSIDE LATE SUNDAY
MORNING. LISTEN FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. SECURE SMALL CRAFT AND DO
NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OVER THE WEEKEND. FOLLOW THE
INSTRUCTIONS OF YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTH AND INCREASE
TO BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY
INCREASE TONIGHT...SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AND REACH DAMAGING LEVELS
OF 35 TO 45 MPH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. DAMAGING WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH
WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST THEN SOUTHWEST AS SUNDAY MORNING PROGRESSES.
WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH SUNDAY AFTERNOON AS MAYSAK MOVES AWAY.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
COMBINED SEAS WILL RISE STEADILY FROM 8 TO 10 FEET THIS MORNING TO
BETWEEN 11 AND 13 THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK AT 13 TO
15 FEET TONIGHT AS MAYSAK PASSES BETWEEN CHUUK AND FANANU OVERNIGHT.
SURF WILL BUILD STEADILY TO DANGEROUS LEVELS OF 12 TO 15 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 EARLY
SUNDAY MORNING. LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE GIVEN THE
RELATIVELY SLOW WEST-NORTHWEST MOVEMENT OF MAYSAK. 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 COMPLETED BY THIS EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. TROPICAL
STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT. STAY IN A STURDY SHELTER AWAY
FROM SHORELINES UNTIL WINDS SUBSIDE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. LISTEN FOR
UPDATED INFORMATION. SECURE SMALL CRAFT AND DO NOT ATTEMPT INTER-
ISLAND TRAVEL OVER THE WEEKEND.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH THIS MORNING WILL INCREASE TO BETWEEN 25
AND 30 MPH AND SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AND AND THEN WEST OVERNIGHT AS
MAYSAK MOVES THROUGH CHUUK STATE. 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 10 AND 13 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. 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. F NECESSARY...BE
PREPARED TO GO TO A 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 LATE SUNDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL SHIFT THE EAST AND
INCREASE TO BETWEEN 45 AND 55 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH EARLY SUNDAY
AFTERNOON AS THE CENTER OF MAYSAK PASSES 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 FARTHER INTO 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 EXPECTED 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON IF TROPICAL STORM
MAYSAK TAKES A MORE SOUTHWARD TRACK. 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 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 300 PM THIS AFTERNOON...OR SOONER IF NEEDED.

$$

WILLIAMS



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