Saturday, September 12, 2009

Typhoon Watch in Effect

From the National Weather Service:
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 15W LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
539 PM CHST SAT SEP 12 2009

...TYPHOON WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FOR TINIAN AND SAIPAN...
...TROPICAL STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FOR GUAM AND ROTA...

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE IN THE MARIANAS AND SURROUNDING WATERS.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A TYPHOON WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR TINIAN AND SAIPAN AND SURROUNDING WATERS OUT TO 40 NM.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR GUAM AND ROTA AND SURROUNDING WATERS OUT TO 40 NM.

A WATCH MEANS THAT THE STATED CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS FOR THE SPECIFIED AREAS.


.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 100 PM CHST...0300Z...TROPICAL DEPRESSION 15W WAS CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 14.4 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 152.8 DEGREES EAST.
THIS IS ABOUT 475 MILES EAST OF TINIAN AND SAIPAN
510 MILES EAST OF ROTA
545 MILES EAST OF GUAM

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE 30 MPH. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 15W IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST AT 7 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 15W HAS FORMED EAST OF THE MARIANAS AND IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE MARIANAS MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
CHECK YOUR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS KITS AND TIE DOWN OR BRING IN LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS. CARS SHOULD BE FILLED WITH GAS. PURCHASE BATTERIES AND OTHER SUPPLIES NOW IF NEEDED. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT.

1 comment:

ADB said...

Hope you're not too badly affected by this system, better have the beers cooled and ready on the beach.