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WWPQ80 PGUM 030659 AAA
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...UPDATE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
500 PM CHST FRI JUL 3 2015

UPDATED FOR THE MARSHALL ISLANDS

PMZ161-171-172-173-174-181-031800-
KOROR PALAU-YAP-CHUUK-POHNPEI-KOSRAE-MAJURO-
500 PM CHST THU JUL 2 2015

...TROPICAL CYLONE FORMATION ALERT FOR THE MARSHALL ISLANDS...
...STRONG MONSOON WINDS AND HAZARDOUS SEAS ACROSS MICRONESIA...

A MONSOON TROUGH EXTENDS EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD FROM NORTHWEST OF KOROR
NEAR 14N130E THROUGH TYPHOON CHAN-HOM CENTERED NORTHWEST OF WENO
CHUUK AT 10N148E AND A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE CENTERED NEAR MAJURO AT
8N171E TO BEYOND 180 AT 8N. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TYPHOON CHAN-
HOM...SEE ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UNDER
WMO HEADER WTPQ31 PGUM. THESE ARE POSTED ON THE WFO GUAM WEB PAGE AT
WWW.PRH.NOAA.GOV/GUAM/ (ALL LOWER CASE).

FOR THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU...WESTERN YAP...POHNPEI AND KOSRAE STATES

SCATTERED HEAVY SHOWERS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AND FRESH WEST TO
SOUTHWEST WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH A MONSOON SURGE ARE EXPECTED FOR THE
NEXT FEW DAYS. SEAS OF 9 TO 12 FEET WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR SMALL
CRAFT OPERATION...INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL SHOULD BE POSTPONED UNTIL
WINDS AND SEAS HAVE SUBSIDED LATER NEXT WEEK.

FOR EASTERN YAP AND CHUUK STATES

NO DIRECT IMPACT IS EXPECTED FROM TYPHOON CHAN-HOM. HOWEVER
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS HEAVY SHOWERS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AND
FRESH TO STRONG WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS CAUSED BY MONSOONAL WINDS
FEEDING TOWARD CHAN-HOM WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
THESE WINDS CAN CAUSE DAMAGE ON POORLY CONSTRUCTED STRUCTURES. UP TO
3 INCHES OF RAIN ARE POSSIBLE NEAR FARAULEP AND WOLIAI IN EASTERN
YAP STATE BY SATURDAY NIGHT. SEAS OF 11 TO 13 FEET WILL BE DANGEROUS
FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATION...INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL IS HIGHLY NOT
RECOMMENDED UNTIL WINDS AND SEAS HAVE SUBSIDED LATER NEXT WEEK.

FOR THE REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS...UPDATED

THE JOINT TYPHOON WARNIG CENTER HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL CYCLONE
FORMATION ALERT FOR INVEST AREA 97W. THIS MEANS THAT A SIGNIFICANT
TROPICAL CYCLONE IS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. 97W IS
LOCATED NEAR 8N171E OR AROUND 70 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF MAJURO
AND 205 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF KWAJALEIN. LATEST ASCAT SHOWS WEST WINDS
ASSOCIATED WITH 97W BETWEEN 30 TO 40 MPH SOUTH OF THE CIRCULATION
CENTER. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE
LIKELY TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. WINDS ARE LIKELY TO SLOWLY
INCREASE AS THE SYSTEM CONTINUES TO DEVELOP. THESE WINDS CAN CAUSE
DAMAGE ON POORLY CONSTRUCTED STRUCTURES AND CAUSE BOATS TO BREAK
FROM THEIR MOORINGS. SEAS OF 11 TO 13 FEET WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
TONIGHT AND COULD INCREASE ON SATURDAY AS 97W STRENGTHENS.  THESE
CONDITIONS WILL BE DANGEROUS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATION...INTER-
ISLAND AND INTER-ATOLL TRAVEL IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED UNTIL WINDS AND
SEAS HAVE SUBSIDED LATER NEXT WEEK. HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL BE TO THE
NORTH OF MAJURO...BUT UP TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN ARE POSSIBLE AT THE
ATOLL THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. 5 TO 7 INCHES OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE OVER
ISLANDS AND ATOLLS BETWEEN 8N AND 11N.

SWELL AND WIND WAVES GENERATED BY STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS SURF CONDITIONS. THIS WILL COINCIDE WITH  WITH A RISING
SPRING TIDE CYCLE RESULTING IN COASTAL INUNDATION UP TO 2 FEET ALONG
SOUTH AND WEST FACING SHORES ON MAJURO...JALUIT AND MILI ATOLLS
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

RESIDENTS THROUGHOUT MICRONESIA SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS
SITUATION CLOSELY...PAY ATTENTION TO LATER STATEMENTS ISSUED BY
THEIR LOCAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES AND INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES.

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KLEESCHULTE/CHAN


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