568  
WWPQ80 PGUM 201025  
SPSPQ  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU  
823 PM CHST WED DEC 20 2017  
 
PMZ161-171-210000-  
KOROR PALAU-YAP-  
823 PM CHST WED DEC 20 2017  
   
..DEVELOPING TROPICAL DISTURBANCE MOVING AWAY FROM KOROR
 
 
THE TROPICAL DISTURBANCE THAT PASSED JUST SOUTH OF KOROR THIS  
MORNING WAS LOCATED WEDNESDAY AT 800 PM CHST BY SATELLITE NEAR 7.5N  
132.OE...APPROXIMATELY 165 MILES WEST OF KOROR. IT IS NOW THE  
SUBJECT OF A JTWC TROPICAL FORMATION ALERT (TCFA) UNDER BULLETIN  
WTPN21 PGTW. HEAVIEST SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOW NORTH AND  
WEST OF PALAU...AND WELL WEST OF YAP. SATELLITE AND COMPUTER MODELS  
INDICATE A COUPLE MORE BANDS OF HEAVY SHOWERS WITH SOME SOUTHERLY  
GUSTS TO 25 MPH ARE POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT BEFORE THE WEATHER IMPROVES  
ON THURSDAY. YAP IS MOSTLY OUT OF THE STRONGEST SHOWERS BUT STILL  
SOME ISOLATED GUSTS TO 25 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.  
 
WINDS AND SEA CONDITIONS REMAIN HAZARDOUS FOR SMALL CRAFT IN THE  
VICINITY OF KOROR AND YAP ESPECIALLY IN THE COASTAL WATERS NORTH AND  
WEST OF PALAU AND WEST AND SOUTH OF YAP. COMBINED SEAS OF 7 TO 10  
FEET ARE EXPECTED IN THESE AREAS.  
 
IF YOU ARE OPERATING SMALL BOATS OR PLANNING INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OR  
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY...BE AWARE OF THE CURRENT MARINE AND WEATHER  
CONDITIONS. INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED. STAY INFORMED ON  
THE LATEST FORECASTS AND ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE AND YOUR LOCAL WEATHER SERVICE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT  
OFFICES.  
 
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ARE POSTED ON THE  
WFO GUAM WEB PAGE AT WWW.PRH.NOAA.GOV/GUAM/.  
 

 
 
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