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WTPQ81 PGUM 060847
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TYPHOON NOUL (06W) LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
600 PM CHST WED MAY 6 2015

...TYPHOON NOUL MOVING AWAY FROM YAP...

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

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
THE TYPHOON WARNING FOR YAP ISLAND IN YAP STATE IS CANCELLED.

SUMMARY OF 400 PM CHST...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...9.5N 136.9E

ABOUT  80 MILES WEST OF YAP
ABOUT  90 MILES NORTH OF NGULU AND
ABOUT 230 MILES NORTHEAST OF KOROR

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST...270 DEGREES AT 5 MPH

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
TYPHOON NOUL IS MOVING TO THE WEST AT 5 MPH AND AWAY FROM YAP
ISLAND. A WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TURN WITH SLOW INTENSIFICATION IS
EXPECTED OVERNIGHT AND THURSDAY. DAMAGING WINDS OF 39 MPH HAVE NOW
MOVED OUT OF THE YAP COASTAL WATERS...HOWEVER LINGERING HEAVY
SHOWERS AND SOME STRONG GUSTS ARE STILL POSSIBLE THROUGH THE NIGHT.

...YAP...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
LINGERING STRONG BANDS OF RAIN AND WIND ARE STILL POSSIBLE OVER
NIGHT SO TAKE CAUTION WHEN VENTURING OUTSIDE. DO NOT ATTEMPT
ANY INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL UNTIL SEAS AND WINDS SUBSIDE OVER THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH
PRIMARILY OVER THE WESTERN COASTAL WATERS ARE STILL POSSIBLE OVER
NIGHT.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
DANGEROUS SURF OF INITIALLY 10 TO 15 FEET ALONG EAST AND THEN SOUTH
AND WESTERN SHORES ARE STILL LIKELY FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
SEAS WILL SUBSIDE TO BETWEEN 8 TO 10 FEET ON THURSDAY.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
YAP HAS RECEIVED NEARLY 11 INCHES OF RAIN IN THE PAST 36 HOURS.
ANOTHER 1 TO 3 INCHES IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT AS OUTER RAIN BANDS PASS
OVER THE ISLAND. DUE TO THE SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL...THERE IS AN
ELEVATED RISK OF MUDSLIDES SO STAY AWAY FROM STEEP SLOPES MADE OF
CLAY OR VOID OF VEGETATION.

...NGULU...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... THE TRACK OF NOUL IS NOW
MOVING FURTHER AWAY FROM NGULU. AVOID VENTURING NEAR REEFS WHERE
HAZARDOUS SURF MAY BE OCCURRING. DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY INTER-ISLAND
TRAVEL UNTIL SEAS AND SURF SUBSIDE IN A COUPLE OF DAYS.

...WIND INFORMATION... SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WILL TURN
TO THE SOUTH ON THURSDAY.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET ALONG THE NORTH AND WEST FACING REEFS
ARE LIKELY FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
ANOTHER 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
THIS WILL BE THE FINAL LOCAL STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE GUAM FORECAST OFFICE ON THIS SYSTEM.

$$

R. EDSON


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