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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
845 AM ChST Fri Mar 15 2019

PMZ161-171-172-150600-
KOROR PALAU-YAP-CHUUK-
845 AM ChST Fri Mar 15 2019

...CIRCULATION OVER EASTERN YAP STATE REMAINS SUBJECT OF A TCFA...

THE CIRCULATION CENTERED AT 8N144E REMAINS THE SUBJECT OF A TROPICAL
CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT...OR TCFA...WHICH IS ISSUED BY THE JOINT
TYPHOON WARNING CENTER. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TCFA...SEE
BULLETINS ISSUED BY THE JTWC UNDER WMO HEADER WTPN21 PGTW.

THE CIRCULATION IS ABOUT 360 MILES SOUTH OF GUAM BETWEEN FARAULEP
AND WOLEAI OF YAP STATE AND IS MOVING SLOWLY WEST-NORTHWEST.
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS SOUTH OF GUAM ARE SEEN OVER EASTERN YAP
STATE AND PARTS OF WESTERN CHUUK STATE.

SHOWERY AND GUSTY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE OVER EASTERN YAP STATE TODAY
AND MOVE TO NEAR YAP BY SATURDAY. SHOWERS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO MOVE
TO THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU ON SATURDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. THE
SHOWERS OVER WESTERN CHUUK STATE WILL MOVE WESTWARD AND TAPER OFF.

GUSTY WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH AND HAZARDOUS SEAS OF 10 TO 12 FEET ARE
EXPECTED OVER THE REGION AND WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD BECOME WORSE
NEAR THE CIRCULATION. TRAVEL BY SMALL BOAT SHOULD BE POSTPONED DURING
THESE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.

RESIDENTS IN CHUUK AND YAP STATES AND THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU SHOULD
MONITOR THIS DISTURBANCE. HEED INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT AND WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES. THIS TCFA SHOULD NOT AFFECT
THE MARIANAS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LATEST FORECAST AND
ADVISORIES...VISIT THE WFO GUAM WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GUM/

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SIMPSON



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