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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU

PMZ161-171-172-042200-
KOROR PALAU-YAP-CHUUK
855 AM CHST FRI APR 4 2014

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION 05W MOVING TOWARDS PALAU...

TROPICAL DEPRESSION 05W IS CENTERED SOUTHEAST OF YAP AT 2.2 DEGREES 
NORTH AND 144.5 DEGREES EAST. THIS IS ABOUT 625 MILES SOUTHWEST OF 
CHUUK...670 MILES SOUTHEAST OF YAP AND ABOUT 780 MILES 
EAST-SOUTHEAST OF KOROR PALAU. 

TD 05W HAS TRACKED TOWARDS THE WEST-SOUTHWEST OVERNIGHT BUT IS 
EXPECTED TO TURN BACK TOWARDS THE WEST-NORTHWEST TODAY. MAXIMUM 
SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO 35 MPH. THIS DEPRESSION WILL 
CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN TODAY AND COULD BECOME A TROPICAL STORM BY 
SATURDAY MORNING. LATEST FORECAST TRACK PASSES THE CENTER TO THE 
SOUTH OF KOROR LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING. 

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH 
YAP SATURDAY...AND PALAU LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. WIND FORECASTS FOR YAP 
AND KOROR HAVE BEEN INCREASED FOR THE WEEKEND IN RESPONSE TO 
FORECAST TRENDS. GUSTY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED AT KOROR 
ON SUNDAY. WIND FORECAST AT KOROR WILL LIKELY BE INCREASED FOR THIS 
WEEKEND. 

COMBINED SEAS OF 5 TO 7 FEET TODAY WILL BUILD TO BETWEEN 8 AND 10 
FEET FOR YAP AND PALAU ON SATURDAY. SEAS WILL PEAK ON SUNDAY OR 
MONDAY AT KOROR AT 10 TO 13 FEET. COMBINED SEAS FORECASTS WILL ALSO 
BE MODIFIED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS DEPENDING ON THE DEVELOPMENT 
AND TRACK OF THIS DEPRESSION. INTER ISLAND TRAVEL SHOULD NOT BE 
ATTEMPTED OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS IN YAP STATE AND TO DISTANT ISLANDS 
IN PALAU.

CHUUK SHOULD EXPECT PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN FOR THE NEXT 12 TO 24 
HOURS AS A LARGE RAIN BAND EXTENDING FROM TROPICAL DEPRESSION 05W
PERSIST OVER THE AREA. FLASH FLOODS ARE POSSIBLE. WE WILL MONITOR
CONDITIONS FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF MUDSLIDES. 

STAY INFORMED ON THIS EVOLVING WEATHER SITUATION...ESPECIALLY FOR 
THOSE PLANNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES OVER THE WEEKEND. KEEP ABREAST OF 
THE LATEST FORECASTS AND LISTEN FOR FURTHER UPDATES FROM THE 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND YOUR LOCAL WEATHER SERVICE AND 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICES. BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT 
PROPERTY IF A WATCH OR WARNING IS ISSUED.

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M. AYDLETT/GUARD/ZIOBRO/MOCHIMARU
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