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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
436 AM CHST SAT FEB 23 2019

.TYPHOON WUTIP WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING. A HIGH SURF WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR ALL REEFS. HIGHEST
SURF HEIGHTS WILL BE ON GUAM...DIMINISHING FARTHER TO THE NORTH.

GUZ001>004-230845-
/O.CON.PGUM.SU.W.0002.000000T0000Z-190225T2000Z/
/O.CON.PGUM.SU.Y.0011.190225T2000Z-190226T2000Z/
/O.CON.PGUM.RP.S.0001.000000T0000Z-190227T0800Z/
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-
436 AM CHST SAT FEB 23 2019

...HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* NORTH FACING REEFS...WRAPAROUND FROM EAST SWELL FROM TYPHOON WUTIP
  WILL CREATE DANGEROUS SURF OF 16 TO 20 FEET THROUGH TONIGHT. SURF
  WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE TO HAZARDOUS LEVELS SUNDAY.

* EAST FACING REEFS...DANGEROUS SURF OF 20 TO 25 FEET IS NOW
  OCCURRING AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. SURF WILL SUBSIDE
  BELOW DANGEROUS LEVELS SUNDAY. HOWEVER...SURF WILL REMAIN HAZARDOUS
  THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* SOUTH FACING REEFS...SURF WILL BUILD TO DANGEROUS HEIGHTS OF 20 TO
  25 FEET TODAY. SURF WILL REMAIN DANGEROUS THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY
  MORNING...ALTHOUGH HEIGHTS WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE.

* WEST FACING REEFS...SURF OF 7 TO 9 FEET WILL BUILD RAPIDLY THIS
  MORNING...BECOMING DANGEROUS BETWEEN 12 AND 16 FEET. DANGEROUS SURF
  WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF WARNING INDICATES THAT DANGEROUS...BATTERING WAVES
WILL POUND THE SHORELINE. STAY OUT OF THE WATER.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL
CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST
OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR CUTS IN THE REEF. STAY OUT OF THE WATER UNTIL
TYPHOON WUTIP IS NO LONGER AFFECTING THE AREA.

&&

$$

STANKO

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