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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
1019 AM CHST THU JUL 24 2014

PMZ161-171-172-250200-
KOROR PALAU-YAP-CHUUK-
1019 AM CHST THU JUL 24 2014

...INCLEMENT WEATHER DEVELOPING NEAR CHUUK AND POSSIBLE FOR YAP
AND PALAU...

TWO TROPICAL DISTURBANCES EMBEDDED WITHIN A MONSOON TROUGH ARE
CENTERED NORTHWEST OF KOROR IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU NEAR 10N137E...
AND WEST OF WENO ISLAND IN CHUUK STATE NEAR 7N149E. AS THESE SYSTEMS
SLOWLY DEVELOP...THEY ARE EXPECTED TO INTRODUCE A WET MONSOONAL
PATTERN ACROSS WESTERN MICRONESIA OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.
SCATTERED HEAVY SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALREADY
FLARING UP NEAR LUKUNOR ATOLL IN CHUUK STATE THIS MORNING. LATEST
SATELLITE DERIVED WIND DATA ALSO REVEAL 15 TO 25 MPH WEST TO
SOUTHWEST MONSOON WINDS NEAR THE DISTURBANCE IN CHUUK STATE.

THESE HEAVY SHOWERS AND MONSOON WINDS ARE GOING TO SPREAD NORTHWARD
OVER THE REST OF CHUUK STATE LATER THIS EVENING. RAINFALL OF 3 TO 5
INCHES IS PROBABLE ACROSS CHUUK STATE BY SATURDAY. THESE SAME
CONDITIONS COULD ALSO DEVELOP ACROSS YAP STATE AND THE REPUBLIC OF
PALAU BY THIS WEEKEND. IF THESE DISTURBANCES BECOME BETTER
ORGANIZED...HIGHER RAINFALL AND WINDS ARE POSSIBLE. EXTENDED PERIODS
OF HEAVY RAINFALL WOULD RAISE THE RISK OF MUDSLIDES ACROSS PALAU AND
FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS IN YAP AND CHUUK STATES.

SEAS OF 5 TO 7 FEET TODAY WILL RISE TO BETWEEN 8 AND 10 FEET IN
CHUUK STATE ON FRIDAY...AND ACROSS YAP STATE AND THE REPUBLIC OF
PALAU THIS WEEKEND. SEAS AT THESE HEIGHTS WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR
OPERATORS OF SMALL CRAFT. SURF COULD ALSO BECOME HAZARDOUS FOR ALL
LOCATIONS BY THIS WEEKEND.

STAY INFORMED ON THIS WEATHER SITUATION...ESPECIALLY IF PLANNING
MARINE ACTIVITIES. LISTEN FOR UPDATES FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE AND YOUR LOCAL WEATHER SERVICE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OFFICES.

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CHAN




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