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TROPICAL DEPRESSION ANA LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
846 AM CHST SAT JUL 4 2015

...TROPICAL STORM CHAN-HOM SLOWLY MOVING NORTH-NORTHWEST...

.NEW INFORMATION...
NONE.

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
FOR PEOPLE IN THE MARIANA ISLANDS AND SURROUNDING WATERS.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A TYPHOON WATCH CONTINUES FOR GUAM...ROTA...TINIAN...SAIPAN AND
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 700 AM CHST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CHAN-HOM
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 11.7 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 148.7
DEGREES EAST. THIS IS ABOUT 290 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM...
290 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ROTA...AND 310 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SAIPAN
AND TINIAN. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN AT 50 MPH. CHAN-HOM IS
MOVING NORTH-NORTHWEST AT 5 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
CHAN-HOM IS EXPECTED TO TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST LATER TODAY.
CHAN-HOM IS EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY SLOWLY TODAY AND TONIGHT...AND
IS FORECAST TO BECOME A TYPHOON BEFORE IT PASSES NEAR SAIPAN
SUNDAY NIGHT. HOWEVER...MUCH UNCERTAINTY REMAINS IN THE FORECAST
TRACK AND INTENSITY.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PREPARE TO PUT YOUR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLAN INTO ACTION. MAKE
SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH FOOD AND WATER FOR A FEW DAYS...AS WELL AS
FUEL FOR VEHICLES AND GENERATORS. BEGIN PREPARING YOUR PROPERTY
FOR TYPHOON CONDITIONS...POSSIBLE SUNDAY OR SUNDAY NIGHT. FOLLOW
INSTRUCTIONS FROM YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS. THE
CURRENT FORECAST BRINGS THE CENTER OF CHAN-HOM NEAR TINIAN AND
SAIPAN SUNDAY NIGHT...BUT UNCERTAINTY REMAINS IN THE FORECAST
TRACK AND INTENSITY. THUS...EVEN THOUGH SAIPAN AND TINIAN ARE
CURRENTLY EXPECTED TO RECEIVE THE HIGHEST WINDS...RESIDENTS OF
GUAM AND ROTA SHOULD STILL PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE LATEST
FORECASTS AND ADVISORIES AND CONTINUE PREPARATIONS. THERE IS
STILL TIME FOR UNFORESEEN CHANGES TO OCCUR THAT COULD PUT GUAM OR
ROTA AT GREATER RISK.

FOR MARINERS...SAFELY SECURE YOUR CRAFT AND MAKE PLANS TO LEAVE
IT FOR ADEQUATE LAND BASED SHELTER. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE WARNINGS.
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD RETURN TO PORT.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS
FOR OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. BECAUSE SMALL ADJUSTMENTS IN
FORECAST TRACK ARE EXPECTED...LISTEN FOR UPDATED FORECAST
INFORMATION.

&&

GUZ001>004-PMZ151>154-040700-
/O.CON.PGUM.TY.A.0003.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-GUAM COASTAL WATERS-ROTA COASTAL WATERS-
TINIAN COASTAL WATERS-SAIPAN COASTAL WATERS-
846 AM CHST SAT JUL 4 2015

...TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...WINDS AND SEAS...
AS CHAN-HOM IS CURRENTLY FORECAST...TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
ARE POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY...WITH TYPHOON FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SUNDAY
NIGHT...ESPECIALLY NEAR TINIAN AND SAIPAN. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO
SUBSIDE LATE MONDAY MORNING.

SEAS OF 10 TO 12 FEET TODAY WILL BUILD AS CHAN-HOM NEARS AND
COULD REACH UP TO 20 FEET SUNDAY NIGHT NEAR THE CENTER.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 10 TO 12 FEET TODAY MAY BUILD TO DANGEROUS
LEVELS OF 17 TO 22 FEET SUNDAY EVENING ESPECIALLY ACROSS TINIAN
AND SAIPAN. DANGEROUS SURF WILL SUBSIDE BY MONDAY MORNING.

COASTAL INUNDATION OF 1 TO 3 FEET IS EXPECTED ALONG EAST FACING
SHORES OF ESPECIALLY TINIAN AND SAIPAN AS CHAN-HOM APPROACHES.

...INLAND FLOODING...
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH MONDAY
NIGHT. BRIEF FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.

.NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE AROUND 3 PM CHST...OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.

$$

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