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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
1103 AM ChST Wed Jan 16 2019

PMZ172-170100-
CHUUK-
1103 AM ChST Wed Jan 16 2019

...INCLEMENT WEATHER PERSISTS OVER CHUUK STATE...

A POORLY ORGANIZED DISTURBANCE IS CENTERED ABOUT 200 MILES SOUTHWEST
OF WENO CHUUK NEAR 5N150E. THE DISTURBANCE IS DRIFTING VERY SLOWLY
TOWARD THE WEST.

PATCHY SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE SEEN OVER PARTS OF
CHUUK STATE. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IS JUST NORTH OF WENO...AND MORE
SHOWERS OVER POHNPEI AND KOSRAE STATES ARE DRIFTING WESTWARD. THERE
REMAINS A RISK OF FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS AND MUD SLIDES ON THE
CHUUK LAGOON HIGH ISLANDS TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO STRONG TRADE WINDS AND GUSTS TO 30
MPH NEAR SHOWERS WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS SEAS OF 7 TO 10 FEET OUTSIDE
THE LAGOON. WAVES INSIDE THE LAGOON WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET AND CHOPPY.
TRAVEL BY SMALL BOAT OUTSIDE CHUUK LAGOON IS NOT RECOMMENDED AND
INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL SHOULD BE DELAYED UNTIL SEA CONDITIONS IMPROVE.

RESIDENTS OF CHUUK STATE SHOULD MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS CLOSELY
AND HEED THE INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE. THE LATEST WEATHER FORECASTS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE
WFO GUAM WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GUM/

$$

PMZ161-171-170100-
KOROR PALAU-YAP-
1103 AM ChST Wed Jan 16 2019

...INCLEMENT WEATHER STILL POSSIBLE OVER YAP STATE AND PALAU LATER
THIS WEEK...

THE DISTURBANCE THAT WAS LOCATED SOUTH OF CHUUK YESTERDAY HAS BECOME
EVEN MORE POORLY ORGANIZED. IT IS MOVING SLOWLY TOWARD THE WEST
AND PATCHY SHOWERS HAVE ALREADY MOVED INTO EASTERN YAP STATE.

THE FORECAST TRACK AND STRENGTH OF THE DISTURBANCE REMAINS UNCERTAIN
AT THIS TIME...BUT HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO
DEVELOP ACROSS WESTERN MICRONESIA. IT NOW LOOKS LIKE SHOWERY AND
WINDY WEATHER COULD ARRIVE AT KOROR AND YAP LATE THURSDAY OR FRIDAY.

RESIDENTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU AND YAP STATE SHOULD MONITOR
WEATHER CONDITIONS AND HEED THE INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT AND WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE. THE LATEST WEATHER FORECASTS
ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WFO GUAM WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GUM/

$$

SIMPSON


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