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WTPQ81 PGUM 112201  
HLSPQ1  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
TROPICAL STORM SANBA (02W) LOCAL STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU  
801 AM CHST MON FEB 12 2018  
   
..TROPICAL STORM SANBA MOVING AWAY FROM PALAU
 
 
   
NEW INFORMATION
 
 
THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.  
   
AREAS AFFECTED
 
 
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR  
PEOPLE ON KOROR AND KAYANGEL IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU.  
   
WATCHES/WARNINGS
 
 
THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR KOROR AND KAYANGEL IN THE REPUBLIC OF  
PALAU HAS BEEN CANCELLED. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS HAVE ENDED.  
   
STORM INFORMATION
 
 
AT 700 AM CHST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM SANBA WAS  
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 7.5 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 132.5 DEGREES  
EAST.  
 
ABOUT 155 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF KAYANGEL PALAU  
130 MILES WEST OF KOROR PALAU  
 
TROPICAL STORM SANBA IS MOVING WEST AT 13 MPH WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED  
WINDS OF 40 MPH.  
   
SITUATION OVERVIEW
 
 
TROPICAL STORM SANBA IS MOVING WEST AT 13 MPH...AND AWAY FROM KOROR.  
SANBA HAS MAINTAINED 40 MPH INTENSITY OVERNIGHT BUT IS EXPECTED TO  
SLOWLY INTENSIFY LATER TODAY WELL WEST OF KOROR.  
   
..KOROR AND KAYANGEL
 
 
   
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
 
 
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT AND AVOID INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL AT  
LEAST THROUGH THIS MORNING. SERVICES COULD BE DISRUPTED FOR A FEW  
DAYS ON AFFECTED ISLANDS. HEED DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EMERGENCY  
OFFICIALS.  
   
..WIND INFORMATION
 
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KT WITH SOME OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 30 KT IN  
SHOWERS THIS MORNING WILL DECREASE TO BETWEEN 10 AND 20 KT AFTER  
NOON. WINDS WILL DECREASE FURTHER AS SANBA MOVES FARTHER AWAY.  
   
..STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION
 
 
SURF OF 9 TO 11 FT ON EAST FACING REEFS WILL SUBSIDE TO BETWEEN 7 AND  
10 FT BY LATE MORNING.  
 

 
 
W. AYDLETT  
 
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