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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tiyan GU
521 PM ChST Sun Apr 22 2018

.Marianas Synopsis...
Partly cloudy skies and moderate to fresh trade winds are present
over the Marianas, and satellite shows isolated showers approaching
the islands from the east. Combined seas range from 5 to 7 feet at
the buoys, predominantly from the east.

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.Discussion...
Based on latest model trends, have pushed mostly cloudy skies back to
Thursday. Otherwise the forecast is mainly the same, with slightly
diminishing winds and isolated showers through the week. Combined
seas will rise slightly and hit 8 feet at times around mid-week,
mainly in Tinian and Saipan coastal waters.

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.Eastern Micronesia...
A trade-wind disturbance currently east of the date line will affect
Majuro Monday night and Tuesday, with drier weather until then.
Another disturbance could affect Majuro Friday, with another
relatively dry period until then. For Pohnpei and Kosrae, the
main weather maker will be the broad circulation near Kosrae. This
circulation will affect Kosrae later tonight and Pohnpei on Tuesday
through Friday. With no winds above 15 knots and no seas above 6 feet
the next several days, no weather-related hazards are anticipated
through the forecast period.

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.Western Micronesia...
The circulation currently in Eastern Micronesia should gradually move
westward or west-northwestward, and could affect Chuuk by Tuesday.
It is forecast to weaken as it approaches however. Therefore, the
showers are expected to last through Wednesday on Chuuk, less than
in Pohnpei. Meanwhile, Yap and Koror Palau are expected to receive
only isolated showers the entire forecast period. Early next week
the circulation could regenerate and bring some rain to Yap and
Koror. With no winds above 20 knots and no seas above 7 feet in the
forecast, no weather-related hazards are expected through the
forecast period in Western Micronesia either.

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.GUM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
GU...None.
Marianas Waters...None.

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Middlebrooke/Stanko



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