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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
831 AM ChST Sat Dec 16 2017

PMZ161-171-172-162300-
KOROR PALAU-YAP-CHUUK-
831 AM ChST Sat Dec 16 2017

...INCLEMENT WEATHER AND HEAVY SHOWERS OVER WESTERN MICRONESIA...

A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IS CENTERED SOUTHWEST OF CHUUK ROUGHLY
NEAR 4N148E OR ABOUT 360 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CHUUK AND 750 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF YAP AND 940 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF KOROR. SATELLITE
SHOWS HEAVY SHOWERS OVER A LARGE AREA SOUTH OF GUAM OVER WESTERN
CHUUK STATE AND EASTERN YAP STATE TO SOUTHEASTERN PARTS OF THE
REPUBLIC OF PALAU.

THE DISTURBANCE IS MOVING SLOWLY TOWARD WEST-NORTHWEST AND IT
COULD FURTHER DEVELOP IN THE COMING DAYS. SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD FARTHER WEST AND NORTHWEST
OVER YAP AND KOROR THIS WEEKEND. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL ARE
LIKELY FOR THE ISLANDS OF YAP STATE AND PALAU THROUGH MONDAY OR
TUESDAY.

THE WINDS AND SEAS WILL ESPECIALLY NEED TO BE MONITORED THROUGH
THE NEXT FEW DAYS IN CASE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS DEVELOP NEAR THE
DISTURBANCE.

IF YOU ARE OPERATING SMALL BOATS OR PLANNING INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL
OR OUTDOOR ACTIVITY...BE AWARE OF THE CURRENT MARINE AND WEATHER
CONDITIONS. STAY INFORMED ON THE 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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SIMPSON



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