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WWMY80 PGUM 010119
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
1115 AM CHST WED JUL 1 2015

GUZ001>004-PMZ151>154-020200-
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-MARIANAS COASTAL WATERS-
1115 AM CHST WED JUL 1 2015

...TROPICAL STORM CHAN-HOM PASSING TO THE NORTH OF POHNPEI...

TROPICAL STORM CHAN-HOM (09W) IS CENTERED AT ABOUT 10N159E...WHICH
IS ABOUT 1010 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM. CHAN-HOM IS MOVING TO
THE NORTHWEST AT 5 MPH WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH.
TROPICAL STORM CHAN-HOM IS EXPECTED TO STAY WELL NORTH OF CHUUK AND
POHNPEI AS IT HEADS TOWARD THE MARIANA ISLANDS.

LATEST FORECAST BRINGS A SLOWLY-INTENSIFYING CHAN-HOM TOWARD THE
MARIANAS ALONG A WEST TO WEST-NORTHWEST TRACK AS IT MERGES WITH A
WEAKER CIRCULATION CURRENTLY NORTHWEST OF CHUUK. CHAN-HOM IS
EXPECTED TO BEGIN TURNING TO THE NORTHWEST AND PASS THROUGH THE
MARIANAS AS A TYPHOON OVER THE WEEKEND.

SOME NORTH-TO-SOUTH SHIFTS IN THE FORECAST TRACK ARE EXPECTED...
DEPENDING ON THE INTERACTION BETWEEN TROPICAL STORM CHAN-HOM AND THE
CIRCULATION NEAR CHUUK. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP
ACROSS THE MARIANAS FRIDAY AND INCREASE OVER THE WEEKEND. PERIODS OF
HEAVY RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE MARIANAS AS CHAN-HOM PASSES
BY.

STAY INFORMED ON TROPICAL STORM CHAN-HOM BY FOLLOWING THE LATEST
BULLETINS ISSUED BY THE JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER UNDER WMO
HEADER WTPN31 PGTW...AS WELL AS ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE ON GUAM UNDER WMO HEADER WTPQ31 PGUM. THESE ARE
POSTED ON THE WFO GUAM WEB PAGE AT WWW.PRH.NOAA.GOV/GUAM/ (ALL LOWER
CASE).

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W. AYDLETT



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