488  
WWPQ80 PGUM 152124  
SPSPQ  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU  
724 AM CHST THU AUG 16 2018  
 
PMZ161-171-172-160900-  
KOROR PALAU-YAP-CHUUK-  
724 AM CHST THU AUG 16 2018  
   
..TROPICAL DEPRESSION 22W MOVING NNW INTO THE PHILIPPINE SEA
 
 
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 22W FORMED OVERNIGHT NEAR GUAM AND IS CENTERED  
NEAR 14N144E AND IS MOVING NORTH-NORTHWEST AT 14 MPH. SCATTERED TO  
NUMEROUS SHOWERS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY WINDS PERSIST  
ACROSS PORTIONS OF YAP STATE AND THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU...AND NORTH OF  
CHUUK.  
 
AS 22W MOVES FARTHER AWAY...MONSOON MOISTURE WILL RETREAT NORTHWARD  
AND BRING IMPROVED WEATHER TO THE ISLANDS. PERIODS OF HEAVY SHOWERS  
AND GUSTY WEST TO SOUTHWEST MONSOON WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH  
TONIGHT. PROLONGED HEAVY RAIN WILL MAINTAIN AN ELEVATED RISK OF  
MUDSLIDES.  
 
WINDS AND SEAS WILL REMAIN HAZARDOUS FOR SMALL CRAFT THROUGH AT LEAST  
TONIGHT WITH HAZARDOUS SURF CONTINUING ANOTHER DAY OR TWO. INTER-  
ISLAND TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED THROUGH TONIGHT. OPERATORS OF SMALL  
CRAFT SHOULD KEEP UPDATED ON CURRENT WEATHER FORECASTS AND SEA  
CONDITIONS. WAVE CONDITIONS ON LAGOONS ARE NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE  
ROUGHER CONDITIONS ON THE OPEN OCEAN.  
 
RESIDENTS ON THESE ATOLLS AND ISLANDS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS  
SITUATION CLOSELY FOR ANY CHANGES IN CONDITIONS AND FORECASTS...AND  
HEED INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEIR LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND WEATHER  
SERVICE OFFICES. THE LATEST WEATHER FORECASTS AND ADVISORIES FOR  
MICRONESIA ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WFO GUAM WEBSITE AT  
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GUM/  
 

 
 
W. AYDLETT  
 
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