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TYPHOON BOPHA (26W) ADVISORY NUMBER 23
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU WP262012
800 PM CHST SAT DEC 1 2012

...STRONG TYPHOON BOPHA (26W) MAINTAINING INTENSITY AND WEST- 
NORTHWEST MOTION TOWARD KOROR...

A TYPHOON WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR KOROR AND KAYANGEL IN THE 
REPUBLIC OF PALAU.

THE TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NGULU IN YAP STATE.

THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SONSOROL IN THE 
REPUBLIC OF PALAU.

A TYPHOON WARNING MEANS THAT DAMAGING WINDS OF 39 TO 73 MPH ARE 
EXPECTED WITHIN 24 HOURS AND THAT TYPHOON CONDITIONS INCLUDING WINDS 
GREATER THAN 73 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW.

A TYPHOON WATCH MEANS THAT TYPHOON CONDITIONS...INCLUDING SUSTAINED 
WINDS GREATER THAN 73 MPH...ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS... 
INCLUDING DAMAGING WINDS OF 39 TO 73 MPH...ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 
HOURS.

AT 700 PM CHST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TYPHOON BOPHA WAS LOCATED 
NEAR LATITUDE 5.2 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 140.7 DEGREES EAST.

THIS IS ABOUT 305 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NGULU
              345 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF YAP 
              455 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF KOROR AND KAYANGEL
              585 MILES EAST OF SONSOROL.

TYPHOON BOPHA IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH...AND LITTLE CHANGE 
IS EXPECTED IN THIS MOVEMENT THROUGH SUNDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN AT 130 MPH. GRADUAL INTENSIFICATION 
IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. TYPHOON FORCE WINDS EXTEND 
OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE 
WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 120 MILES FROM THE CENTER.

REPEATING THE 700 PM POSITION...5.2 DEGREES NORTH LATITUDE AND 140.7 
DEGREES EAST LONGITUDE...MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH 
WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 130 MPH.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER 
SERVICE LATER THIS EVENING AT 11 PM CHST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT 
SCHEDULED ADVISORY AT 2 AM SUNDAY MORNING.

$$

AYDLETT

 

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RGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TYPHOON BOPHA (26W) LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
300 PM CHST SAT DEC 1 2012

...STRONG TYPHOON BOPHA (26W) CONTINUES TO INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES 
TOWARD PALAU...

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT PROVIDES INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR 
PEOPLE IN KOROR AND NEARBY ISLANDS INCLUDING ANGAUR...PELELIU... 
BABELDAOB AND KAYANGEL AND SONSOROL IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU AND 
FOR YAP ISLAND AND NGULU ATOLL IN YAP STATE.

...WATCHES AND WARNINGS...

THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR YAP ISLAND.

A TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NGULU IN YAP STATE AND KOROR 
AND KAYANGEL IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU.

THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SONSOROL IN THE 
REPUBLIC OF PALAU.

A TYPHOON WATCH MEANS THAT TYPHOON CONDITIONS INCLUDING SUSTAINED 
WINDS GREATER THAN 73 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS... 
INCLUDING DAMAGING WINDS OF 39 TO 73 MPH...ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 
HOURS.

...STORM INFORMATION...
AT 100 PM CHST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TYPHOON BOPHA WAS LOCATED 
NEAR LATITUDE 4.9 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 141.5 DEGREES EAST.

THIS IS ABOUT 360 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NGULU
              395 MILES SOUTHEAST OF YAP 
              515 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF KOROR PALAU AND KAYANGEL
              640 MILES EAST OF SONSOROL.

TYPHOON BOPHA IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST AT 12 MPH. LITTLE CHANGE 
IS EXPECTED IN THIS MOVEMENT THROUGH TONIGHT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED 
WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO 130 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
TYPHOON BOPHA IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE MOVING TOWARD WEST-NORTHWEST. 
THE FORECAST TRACK TAKES BOPHA SOUTH OF NGULU AND ACROSS THE ISLANDS 
OF THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU FROM KAYANGEL IN THE NORTH TO ANGAUR IN THE 
SOUTH. THESE AREAS ARE AT GREAT RISK FOR DAMAGING WINDS. THE TYPHOON 
IS RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING AND COULD BECOME A CATEGORY 4 TYPHOON WITH 
SUSTAINED WINDS AS HIGH AS 150 MPH.

...KOROR AND KAYANGEL...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TYPHOON CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN ABOUT 24 TO 36 HOURS FOR 
LOCATIONS FROM KAYANGEL IN THE NORTH TO ANGAUR IN THE SOUTH. THE 
LAST MAJOR TYPHOON TO HIT PALAU WAS TYPHOON MIKE IN 1991. DO NOT 
UNDERESTIMATE THE DESTRUCTIVE POTENTIAL OF TYPHOON-STRENGTH WINDS. 
KEEP INFORMED OF THE LATEST BULLETINS FROM LOCAL EMERGENCY 
MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. THIS INCLUDES 
IDENTIFYING A SHELTER WHICH WILL BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND STRONG WINDS 
IN ADDITION TO HAVING ENOUGH FOOD AND WATER TO LAST SEVERAL DAYS 
AFTER THE STORM. AFTER TONIGHT SMALL CRAFT SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT 
INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. A TYPHOON WARNING 
WILL LIKELY BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST 
OFFICE THIS EVENING. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY 
MANAGEMENT OFFICE.

...WIND INFORMATION...
EXPECT NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUST TO 25 MPH THROUGH 
TONIGHT. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO TROPICAL STORM FORCE ON 
SUNDAY...AND TYPHOON CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH 
MONDAY. IT IS TOO EARLY TO PINPOINT THE EXACT WIND SPEED AND 
DIRECTION. 

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET ALONG COASTAL SHORES TONIGHT IS 
EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 11 TO 15 FEET ON SUNDAY. SURF OF 20 FEET OR 
HIGHER BY SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY COULD CAUSE COASTAL INUNDATION 
OF 10 TO 15 FEET OR HIGHER FOR LOCATIONS THAT ARE DIRECTLY HIT.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL UP TO 1 TO 3 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT. RAINFALL 
WILL INCREASE ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL 
RAINFALL LIKELY. FLASH FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES ARE POSSIBLE MONDAY AND 
MONDAY NIGHT.

...NGULU...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. 
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OVER THE NEXT 
SEVERAL DAYS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
EXPECT NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUST TO 25 MPH THROUGH 
TONIGHT. DAMAGING WINDS OF 40 TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY AND 
COULD BECOME STRONGER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE NORTHWARD TRACK OR THE 
WIND FIELD INCREASES. 

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET IS LIKELY ALONG EASTERN AND SOUTHERN 
SHORES TONIGHT. SURF WILL INCREASE TO 11 TO 15 FEET ON SUNDAY AND 
COULD BECOME HIGHER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE NORTHWARD TRACK OR THE 
WIND FIELD INCREASES.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT. RAINFALL WILL 
INCREASE ON SUNDAY WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL RAINFALL 
LIKELY. 

...YAP ISLAND...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS HAVE BECOME LESS LIKELY FOR YAP ISLAND AT 
THIS TIME...BUT CAUTION IS STILL ADVISED FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OVER THE NEXT 
SEVERAL DAYS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO 
DEVELOP FOR SUNDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. WINDS COULD 
BECOME STRONGER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE NORTHWARD TRACK OR THE WIND 
FIELD EXPANDS SIGNIFICANTLY. 

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET IS LIKELY ALONG EASTERN AND SOUTHERN 
SHORES TONIGHT. SURF WILL INCREASE TO 9 TO 12 FEET ON SUNDAY AND 
COULD BECOME HIGHER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE NORTHWARD TRACK OR THE 
WIND FIELD EXPANDS SIGNIFICANTLY.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL OF UP TO 2 TO 4 INCHES IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT. RAINFALL WILL 
INCREASE ON SUNDAY WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL RAINFALL LIKELY.

...SONSOROL...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE BY EARLY MONDAY. SMALL CRAFT 
SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL AFTER TODAY.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTHERLY WINDS OF 10 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED 
TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. DAMAGING WINDS OF 35 TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE 
BY MONDAY AND WINDS COULD BECOME STRONGER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE 
WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD TRACK. IT IS TOO EARLY TO PINPOINT THE EXACT WIND 
SPEED AND DIRECTION.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 6 TO 9 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG EASTERN AND 
NORTHERN SHORES THROUGH SUNDAY. SURF COULD INCREASE TO 10 TO 13 FEET 
BY MONDAY CAUSING 1 TO 2 FEET OF INUNDATION.  SURF COULD BECOME 
HIGHER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE WESTWARD TRACK OR THE WIND FIELD 
EXPANDS SIGNIFICANTLY.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL OF UP TO 2 TO 4 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNDAY. RAINFALL 
WILL INCREASE ON SUNDAY WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL RAINFALL 
POSSIBLE ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TYPHOON BOPHA LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT 900 PM CHST THIS SATURDAY EVENING...OR 
SOONER IF NECESSARY.

$$

SIMPSON

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TYPHOON BOPHA (26W) INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 21A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU WP262012
1100 AM CHST SAT DEC 1 2012

...STRONG TYPHOON BOPHA (26W) CONTINUES TO INTENSIFY RAPIDLY AS IT 
MOVES TOWARD PALAU...

A TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NGULU IN YAP STATE AND KOROR 
AND KAYANGEL IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR YAP ISLAND IN YAP STATE 
AND SONSOROL IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU.

A TYPHOON WATCH MEANS THAT TYPHOON CONDITIONS INCLUDING SUSTAINED 
WINDS GREATER THAN 73 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS... 
INCLUDING DAMAGING WINDS OF 39 TO 73 MPH...ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 
HOURS.

AT 1000 AM CHST...0000Z...THE CENTER OF TYPHOON BOPHA WAS LOCATED 
NEAR LATITUDE 4.7 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 142.0 DEGREES EAST.

THIS IS ABOUT 395 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NGULU
              425 MILES SOUTHEAST OF YAP 
              550 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF KOROR PALAU AND KAYANGEL
              675 MILES EAST OF SONSOROL.

TYPHOON BOPHA IS MOVING WEST AT 14 MPH...AND LITTLE CHANGE IS 
EXPECTED IN THIS MOVEMENT THROUGH SATURDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO 120 MPH. CONTINUED 
INTENSIFICATION IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. TYPHOON FORCE 
WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL 
STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 90 MILES FROM THE CENTER.

REPEATING THE 1000 AM POSITION...4.7 DEGREES NORTH LATITUDE AND 
142.0 DEGREES EAST LONGITUDE...MOVING TOWARD THE WEST AT 14 MPH WITH 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 120 MPH.

THE NEXT SCHEDULED ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER 
SERVICE AT 2 PM CHST THIS AFTERNOON FOLLOWED BY AN INTERMEDIATE 
ADVISORY AT 5 PM.

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TYPHOON BOPHA (26W) LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
900 AM CHST SAT DEC 1 2012

...STRONG TYPHOON BOPHA (26W) CONTINUING TO MOVE TOWARDS PALAU...

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT PROVIDES INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR 
PEOPLE IN KOROR AND NEARBY ISLANDS INCLUDING ANGAUR...PELELIU... 
BABELDAOB AND KAYANGEL AND SONSOROL IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU AND 
FOR YAP ISLAND AND NGULU ATOLL IN YAP STATE.

...WATCHES AND WARNINGS...

A TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NGULU IN YAP STATE AND KOROR 
AND KAYANGEL IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR YAP ISLAND IN YAP STATE 
AND SONSOROL IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU.

A TYPHOON WATCH MEANS THAT TYPHOON CONDITIONS INCLUDING SUSTAINED 
WINDS GREATER THAN 73 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS... 
INCLUDING DAMAGING WINDS OF 39 TO 73 MPH...ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 
HOURS.

...STORM INFORMATION...
AT 700 AM CHST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TYPHOON BOPHA WAS LOCATED 
NEAR LATITUDE 4.6 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 142.5 DEGREES EAST.

THIS IS ABOUT 430 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NGULU
              450 MILES SOUTHEAST OF YAP 
              590 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF KOROR PALAU AND KAYANGEL
              710 MILES EAST OF SONSOROL.

TYPHOON BOPHA IS MOVING WEST AT 14 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 
REMAIN 105 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
TYPHOON BOPHA IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE MOVING TOWARDS THE WEST. THE 
FORECAST TRACK TAKES BOPHA SOUTH OF NGULU...AND ACROSS THE ISLANDS 
OF THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU FROM KAYANGEL IN THE NORTH TO ANGAUR IN 
THE SOUTH ARE AT GREAT RISK. THE TYPHOON IS RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING AND 
COULD BECOME A CATEGORY 4 TYPHOON WITH SUSTAINED WINDS AS HIGH AS 
150 MPH.

...KOROR AND KAYANGEL...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TYPHOON CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN ABOUT 48 HOURS FOR LOCATIONS FROM 
KAYANGEL IN THE NORTH TO ANGAUR IN THE SOUTH. THE LAST MAJOR TYPHOON 
TO HIT PALAU WAS TYPHOON MIKE IN 1991. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE 
DESTRUCTIVE POTENTIAL OF TYPHOON-STRENGTH WINDS. KEEP INFORMED OF 
THE LATEST BULLETINS FROM LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS OR 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. PRACTICE YOUR TROPICAL CYCLONE PLAN IN 
CASE A WARNING IS ISSUED. THIS INCLUDES IDENTIFYING A SHELTER WHICH 
WILL BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND STRONG WINDS IN ADDITION TO HAVING ENOUGH 
FOOD AND WATER TO LAST SEVERAL DAYS AFTER THE STORM. AFTER TONIGHT 
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OVER THE NEXT 
SEVERAL DAYS. 

...WIND INFORMATION...
EXPECT NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUST TO 25 MPH THROUGH 
TONIGHT. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO TROPICAL STORM INTENSITY 
ON SUNDAY AND TYPHOON CONDITIONS COULD OCCUR SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH 
MONDAY. IT IS TOO EARLY TO PINPOINT THE EXACT WIND SPEED AND 
DIRECTION. 

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG COASTAL SHORES 
THROUGH TONIGHT SURF IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 11 TO 15 FEET ON 
SUNDAY. SURF OF 20 FEET OR HIGHER SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY COULD 
CAUSE COASTAL INUNDATION OF 8 TO 10 FEET OR HIGHER FOR LOCATIONS 
THAT ARE DIRECTLY HIT.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL OF UP TO 1 TO 3 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT. 
RAINFALL WILL INCREASE ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES OF 
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL LIKELY. FLASH FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES ARE POSSIBLE 
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.

...NGULU...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. 
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OVER THE NEXT 
SEVERAL DAYS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
EXPECT NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUST TO 25 MPH THROUGH 
TONIGHT. DAMAGING WINDS OF 40 TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY AND 
COULD BECOME STRONGER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE NORTHWARD TRACK OR THE 
WIND FIELD INCREASES. 

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG EASTERN AND 
SOUTHERN SHORES BEGINNING TONIGHT. SURF COULD INCREASE TO 11 TO 15 
FEET ON SUNDAY AND COULD BECOME HIGHER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE 
NORTHWARD TRACK OR THE WIND FIELD INCREASES.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL OF UP TO 2 TO 4 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH TODAY. RAINFALL 
WILL INCREASE ON SUNDAY WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL RAINFALL 
POSSIBLE. 

...YAP ISLAND...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. 
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OVER THE NEXT 
SEVERAL DAYS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
EXPECT NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUST TO 35 MPH THROUGH 
TONIGHT. STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ON 
SUNDAY AND COULD BECOME STRONGER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE NORTHWARD 
TRACK OR THE WIND FIELD EXPANDS SIGNIFICANTLY. 

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG EASTERN AND 
SOUTHERN SHORES THROUGH TONIGHT. SURF COULD INCREASE TO 10 TO 14 
FEET ON SUNDAY AND COULD BECOME HIGHER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE 
NORTHWARD TRACK OR THE WIND FIELD EXPANDS SIGNIFICANTLY.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL OF UP TO 2 TO 4 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT. 
RAINFALL WILL INCREASE ON SUNDAY WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL 
RAINFALL POSSIBLE.

...SONSOROL...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE BY MONDAY. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD 
NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL AFTER TODAY.

...WIND INFORMATION...
EXPECT NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO 25 MPH WITH GUST TO 35 MPH THROUGH 
SUNDAY. DAMAGING WINDS OF 35 TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE BY MONDAY AND 
WINDS COULD BECOME STRONGER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD 
TRACK. IT IS TOO EARLY TO PINPOINT THE EXACT WIND SPEED AND 
DIRECTION.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 6 TO 8 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG EASTERN AND 
NORTHERN SHORES THROUGH SUNDAY. SURF COULD INCREASE TO 10 TO 13 FEET 
BY MONDAY AND COULD BECOME HIGHER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE WESTWARD 
TRACK OR THE WIND FIELD EXPANDS SIGNIFICANTLY.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL OF UP TO 2 TO 4 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNDAY. RAINFALL 
WILL INCREASE ON SUNDAY WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL RAINFALL 
POSSIBLE ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TYPHOON BOPHA LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT 3 PM CHST...OR SOONER IF NECESSARY.

$$

ZIOBRO/GUARD

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TYPHOON BOPHA (26W) ADVISORY NUMBER 21
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU WP262012
800 AM CHST SAT DEC 1 2012

...STRONG TYPHOON BOPHA (26W) CONTINUES TO MOVE TOWARD PALAU...

A TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NGULU IN YAP STATE AND KOROR 
AND KAYANGEL IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR YAP ISLAND IN YAP STATE 
AND SONSOROL IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU.

A TYPHOON WATCH MEANS THAT TYPHOON CONDITIONS INCLUDING SUSTAINED 
WINDS GREATER THAN 73 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS... 
INCLUDING DAMAGING WINDS OF 39 TO 73 MPH...ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 
HOURS.

AT 700 AM CHST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TYPHOON BOPHA WAS LOCATED 
NEAR LATITUDE 4.6 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 142.5 DEGREES EAST.

THIS IS ABOUT 430 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NGULU
              450 MILES SOUTHEAST OF YAP 
              590 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF KOROR PALAU AND KAYANGEL
              710 MILES EAST OF SONSOROL.

TYPHOON BOPHA IS MOVING WEST AT 14 MPH...AND LITTLE CHANGE IS 
EXPECTED IN THIS MOVEMENT THROUGH SATURDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN 105 MPH. CONTINUED INTENSIFICATION IS 
EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. TYPHOON FORCE WINDS EXTEND 
OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE 
WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 90 MILES FROM THE CENTER.

REPEATING THE 700 AM POSITION...4.6 DEGREES NORTH LATITUDE AND 142.5 
DEGREES EAST LONGITUDE...MOVING TOWARD THE WEST AT 14 MPH WITH 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 105 MPH.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER 
SERVICE AT 11 AM CHST LATER THIS MORNING FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT 
SCHEDULED ADVISORY AT 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON.

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TYPHOON BOPHA (26W) LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
300 AM CHST SAT DEC 1 2012

...TYPHOON BOPHA (26W) CONTINUING TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST...

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT PROVIDES INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR 
PEOPLE IN KOROR...KAYANGEL AND SONSOROL IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU AND 
FOR YAP ISLAND AND NGULU ATOLL IN YAP STATE.

...WATCHES AND WARNINGS...

A TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NGULU IN YAP STATE AND KOROR 
AND KAYANGEL IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR YAP ISLAND IN YAP STATE 
AND SONSOROL IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU.

A TYPHOON WATCH MEANS THAT TYPHOON CONDITIONS INCLUDING SUSTAINED 
WINDS GREATER THAN 73 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS... 
INCLUDING DAMAGING WINDS OF 39 TO 73 MPH...ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 
HOURS.

...STORM INFORMATION...
AT 100 AM CHST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TYPHOON BOPHA WAS LOCATED 
NEAR LATITUDE 4.4 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 143.8 DEGREES EAST.

THIS IS ABOUT 510 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF NGULU
              525 MILES SOUTHEAST OF YAP 
              675 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF KOROR PALAU AND KAYANGEL
              800 MILES EAST OF SONSOROL.

TYPHOON BOPHA IS MOVING TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT 12 MPH. MAXIMUM 
SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN AT 75 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
TYPHOON BOPHA IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE MOVING TOWARD WEST-NORTHWEST. 
THE FORECAST TRACK TAKES BOPHA SOUTH OF NGULU...AND VERY CLOSE TO 
THE ISLANDS OF KOROR AND KAYANGEL IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU.

...KOROR AND KAYANGEL...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TYPHOON CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN ABOUT 48 HOURS FOR LOCATIONS FROM 
KAYANGEL IN THE NORTH TO ANGAUR IN THE SOUTH. THE LAST TYPHOON TO 
HIT KOROR WAS IN 1976...DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE DESTRUCTIVE 
POTENTIAL OF TYPHOON-STRENGTH WINDS. KEEP INFORMED OF THE LATEST 
BULLETINS FROM LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS OR THE NATIONAL 
WEATHER SERVICE. PRACTICE YOUR TROPICAL CYCLONE PLAN IN CASE A 
WARNING IS ISSUED. THIS INCLUDES IDENTIFYING A SHELTER WHICH WILL BE 
ABLE TO WITHSTAND STRONG WINDS IN ADDITION TO HAVING ENOUGH FOOD AND 
WATER TO LAST SEVERAL DAYS AFTER THE STORM.

...WIND INFORMATION...
EXPECT NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 25 MPH WITH GUST TO 35 MPH THROUGH 
TONIGHT. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO TROPICAL STORM INTENSITY 
ON SUNDAY AND TYPHOON CONDITIONS COULD OCCUR SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH 
MONDAY. IT IS TOO EARLY TO PINPOINT THE EXACT WIND SPEED AND 
DIRECTION. 

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG COASTAL SHORES 
THROUGH TONIGHT SURF IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 11 TO 15 FEET ON 
SUNDAY AND BECOME HIGHER IF BOPHA PASSES OVER THE ISLANDS AS A 
STRONGER TYPHOON.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL OF UP TO 1 TO 3 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT. 
RAINFALL WILL INCREASE ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES OF 
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL LIKELY. FLASH FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES ARE POSSIBLE 
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.

...NGULU...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. 
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OVER THE NEXT 
SEVERAL DAYS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
EXPECT NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUST TO 35 MPH THROUGH 
TONIGHT. DAMAGING WINDS OF 40 TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY AND 
COULD BECOME STRONGER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE NORTHWARD TRACK. 

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG EASTERN AND 
SOUTHERN SHORES THROUGH TONIGHT. SURF COULD INCREASE TO 11 TO 15 
FEET ON SUNDAY AND COULD BECOME HIGHER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE 
NORTHWARD TRACK.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL OF UP TO 2 TO 4 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH TODAY. RAINFALL 
WILL INCREASE ON SUNDAY WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL RAINFALL 
POSSIBLE. 

...YAP ISLAND...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. 
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL OVER THE NEXT 
SEVERAL DAYS.

...WIND INFORMATION...
EXPECT NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUST TO 35 MPH THROUGH 
TONIGHT. STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ON 
SUNDAY AND COULD BECOME STRONGER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE NORTHWARD 
TRACK. 

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG EASTERN AND 
SOUTHERN SHORES THROUGH TONIGHT. SURF COULD INCREASE TO 10 TO 14 
FEET ON SUNDAY AND COULD BECOME HIGHER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE 
NORTHWARD TRACK.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL OF UP TO 2 TO 4 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT. 
RAINFALL WILL INCREASE ON SUNDAY WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL 
RAINFALL POSSIBLE.

...SONSOROL...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE BY MONDAY. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD 
NOT ATTEMPT INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL AFTER TODAY.

...WIND INFORMATION...
EXPECT NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO 25 MPH WITH GUST TO 35 MPH THROUGH 
SUNDAY. DAMAGING WINDS OF 35 TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE BY MONDAY AND 
WINDS COULD BECOME STRONGER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE WESTWARD TRACK. IT 
IS TOO EARLY TO PINPOINT THE EXACT WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
HAZARDOUS SURF OF 6 TO 8 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG EASTERN AND 
NORTHERN SHORES THROUGH SUNDAY. SURF COULD INCREASE TO 10 TO 13 FEET 
BY MONDAY AND COULD BECOME HIGHER IF BOPHA TAKES A MORE WESTWARD 
TRACK.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
RAINFALL OF UP TO 2 TO 4 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNDAY. RAINFALL 
WILL INCREASE ON SUNDAY WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL RAINFALL 
POSSIBLE ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT TYPHOON BOPHA LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT 9 AM CHST...OR SOONER IF NECESSARY.

Copied and pasted directly from the National Weather Service in Guam’s website:

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BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM BOPHA (26W) SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER 16A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU WP262012
500 AM CHST FRI NOV 30 2012

...TROPICAL STORM BOPHA (26W) MOVING THROUGH SOUTHERN YAP STATE... 

THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR FARAULEP IS CANCELED AS OF 5 AM CHST.

RESIDENTS OF NGULU IN YAP STATE AND THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU SHOULD 
CAREFULLY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF TROPICAL STORM BOPHA...AS WATCHES 
MAY BE NEEDED LATER TODAY.

A TYPHOON WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WOLEAI IN YAP STATE.

A TYPHOON WATCH MEANS THAT TYPHOON CONDITIONS INCLUDING SUSTAINED 
WINDS GREATER THAN 73 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 48 HOURS.

AT 400 AM CHST...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BOPHA WAS 
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 3.6 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 146.9 DEGREES 
EAST.

THIS IS ABOUT 335 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WOLEAI
              380 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF FARAULEP
              435 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WENO ISLAND CHUUK
              730 MILES SOUTHEAST OF YAP AND 
              895 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF KOROR PALAU.

TROPICAL STORM BOPHA IS MOVING WEST-SOUTHWEST AT 10 MPH. BOPHA IS 
EXPECTED TO TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST WITH A SLIGHT INCREASE IN 
FORWARD SPEED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN AT 60 MPH. TROPICAL STORM BOPHA IS 
EXPECTED TO SLOWLY INTENSIFY OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS...POSSIBLY 
BECOMING A TYPHOON LATER TODAY. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND 
OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES FROM THE CENTER.

REPEATING THE 400 AM POSITION...3.6 DEGREES NORTH LATITUDE AND 
146.9 DEGREES EAST LONGITUDE...MOVING WEST-SOUTHWEST AT 10 MPH WITH 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 60 MPH.

THE NEXT SCHEDULED ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER 
SERVICE AT 8 AM CHST FOLLOWED BY AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY AT 11 AM.

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