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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL STORM NOUL (06W) LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
900 AM CHST TUE MAY 5 2015

...TROPICAL STORM NOUL DRIFTING TOWARD YAP...

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
FOR PEOPLE ON YAP...NGULU...ULITHI AND FAIS ISLANDS OF YAP STATE.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A TYPHOON WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR YAP ISLAND IN YAP STATE. A
TYPHOON WARNING MEANS THAT TYPHOON CONDITIONS...INCLUDING
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS OF 74 MPH OR MORE...ARE EXPECTED WITHIN 24 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR FAIS AND ULITHI.

SUMMARY OF 900 AM CHST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...9.6N 139.3E

ABOUT  30 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ULITHI
ABOUT  80 MILES EAST OF YAP
ABOUT  85 MILES WEST OF FAIS
ABOUT 370 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF KOROR AND
ABOUT 455 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GUAM

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST...270 DEGREES AT 3 MPH

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
TROPICAL STORM NOUL IS DRIFTING WEST AT 3 MPH...AND IS CONTINUING
TOWARD YAP. NOUL IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THIS WESTWARD MOTION WHILE
INTENSIFYING...PASSING NEAR YAP AS A TYPHOON LATE TONIGHT OR EARLY
WEDNESDAY.

...YAP...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PREPARATIONS FOR DAMAGING WINDS SHOULD BE COMPLETE. TYPHOON FORCE
WINDS OF 74 MPH OR MORE ARE EXPECTED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING WEDNESDAY. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE
ADEQUATE FOOD AND WATER FOR SEVERAL DAYS...AND THAT YOUR VEHICLES
HAVE PLENTY OF FUEL. LISTEN FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION FROM YOUR
LOCAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE. DO NOT
ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
DAMAGING NORTHWEST WINDS OF 39 MPH OR MORE ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN
LATE THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST...INCREASING TO
BETWEEN 60 AND 70 MPH BY LATE TONIGHT AND TO TYPHOON FORCE OF AROUND
75 TO 85 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT INTO LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL
SHIFT TO SOUTHWEST AROUND MIDMORNING AND THEN TO SOUTH AROUND
MIDDAY.  TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO LAST INTO
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
DANGEROUS SURF OF 12 TO 15 FEET THIS MORNING WILL PEAK AT BETWEEN 18
AND 22 FEET THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. COASTAL
INUNDATION IS LIKELY THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...
ESPECIALLY NEAR TIMES OF HIGH TIDE. THERE IS STILL UNCERTAINTY IN
THE TRACK OF NOUL DUE TO ITS SLOW MOTION. SHOULD NOUL PASS JUST
SOUTH OF YAP...TYPHOON FORCE SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL CAUSE MORE
EXTENSIVE INUNDATION IN COLONIA (TAMIL) HARBOR AND LAGOON DUE TO A
HIGHER STORM SURGE.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL OF 6 TO 12 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. LOCAL
FLOODING IS LIKELY.

...ULITHI AND FAIS...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
STAY IN A STURDY SHELTER AWAY FROM SHORELINES UNTIL WINDS SUBSIDE
AND THE ALL-CLEAR IS GIVEN. LISTEN FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. DO NOT
ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
DAMAGING SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 39 MPH OR MORE AT FAIS WILL
SUBSIDE TO 20 TO 30 MPH THIS MORNING. AT ULITHI...DAMAGING EAST
WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH WILL PERSIST THIS MORNING...SHIFTING TO
SOUTHEAST AROUND MIDDAY. WINDS WILL DECREASE TO BETWEEN 25 AND 35
MPH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
HAZARDOUS SURF AROUND 12 TO 14 FEET THIS MORNING WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE
TO BETWEEN 10 AND 12 FEET TONIGHT AT FAIS. DANGEROUS SURF BETWEEN 14
AND 16 FEET AT ULITHI WILL PERSIST INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING
BEFORE GRADUALLY DECREASING LATER WEDNESDAY. MINOR COASTAL
INUNDATION OF 1 TO 2 FEET IS POSSIBLE NEAR TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
FAIS COULD RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL INCH OF RAINFALL TODAY FROM OUTER-
BAND SHOWERS WHILE ULITHI COULD SEE ANOTHER 1 TO 2 INCHES THROUGH
TODAY.

...NGULU...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
DAMAGING WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED...BUT THE CURRENT TRACK OF NOUL HAS
BROUGHT THE OUTER RANGE OF DAMAGING WINDS CLOSER TO NGULU...JUST TO
THE NORTH. AVOID VENTURING NEAR REEFS WHERE HAZARDOUS SURF MAY BE
OCCURRING. DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL UNTIL SEAS AND
SURF SUBSIDE IN A FEW DAYS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTHWEST WINDS AT 15 TO 25 MPH THIS MORNING WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST
AT 20 TO 30 MPH TONIGHT...AND SOUTHWEST WEDNESDAY.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET THIS MORNING WILL INCREASE THROUGHOUT
THE AFTERNOON...PEAKING AS HIGH AS 11 TO 14 FEET TONIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY. INUNDATION OF AROUND 1 FOOT IS POSSIBLE.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
ONE TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE AT 300 PM THIS AFTERNOON.

$$

W. AYDLETT/GUARD



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