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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
1032 PM ChST Sun Oct 22 2017

PMZ171-172-230600-
YAP-CHUUK-
1032 PM ChST Sun Oct 22 2017

...FRESH TO STRONG MONSOON WINDS ACROSS YAP AND CHUUK STATE...

AT 700 PM...TROPICAL DEPRESSION 27W WAS LOCATED ABOUT 265 MILES
WEST-NORTHWEST OF CHUUK NEAR 8.9N148.3E. 27W WAS MOVING SOUTH-
SOUTHEAST AT 17 MPH WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 35 MPH. HOWEVER...
27W SHOULD BEGIN TO SLOW DOWN LATER TONIGHT AND BEGIN MOVING TO THE
WEST ON MONDAY. IT SHOULD THEN GRADUALLY MOVE TO THE NORTHWEST AWAY
FROM THE AREA TUESDAY. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON 27W...SEE PUBLIC
ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UNDER WMO HEADER
WTPQ33 PGUM.

CONVERGING NORTHWEST TO SOUTHWEST MONSOONAL WINDS SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST
OF 27W WILL IMPACT ISLANDS IN WESTERN CHUUK STATE AND EASTERN YAP
STATE FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

FOR THE ISLANDS OF WOLEAI...FARAULEP...SATAWAL...PULUWAT AND ULUL...
EXPECT SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS HEAVY SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE BY TUESDAY NIGHT. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS
TO 35 MPH WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST MONDAY AND THEN SOUTHWEST TUESDAY.

FOR THE ISLANDS OF FANANU...WENO AND LOSAP...
EXPECT SCATTERED HEAVY SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE BY
TUESDAY AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30
MPH IN HEAVIER SHOWERS WILL SHIFT TO THE SOUTH MONDAY NIGHT AND THEN
SOUTHEAST TUESDAY.

WINDS AND SEAS WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR THE OPERATION OF SMALL BOATS...
INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL BY SMALL BOAT SHOULD BE POSTPONED AT LEAST UNTIL
WEDNESDAY. SURF ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES WILL ALSO BECOME
HAZARDOUS BY MONDAY AFTERNOON...PRODUCING DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.
AVOID VENTURING OUT TO REEF LINES AND EXPOSED BEACHES.

SINCE THERE IS STILL UNCERTAINTY ON THE FUTURE TRACK OF TROPICAL
DEPRESSION 27W...RESIDENTS ACROSS CHUUK STATE AND YAP STATE SHOULD
MONITOR CLOSELY ITS PROGRESS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. IF YOU ARE
PLANNING OUTDOOR OR MARINE ACTIVITY...BE AWARE OF CURRENT MARINE
CONDITIONS AND STAY INFORMED ON LATEST FORECASTS AND ADVISORIES
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND YOUR LOCAL WEATHER SERVICE
AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICES.

PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ARE POSTED ON THE WFO
GUAM WEB PAGE AT WWW.PRH.NOAA.GOV/GUAM/.

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CHAN/GUARD


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