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Active Weather Alerts

Rip Tide Statement
Issued: 8:02 PM Aug. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY...
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH 6 AM WEDNESDAY...

* WAVES AND SURF...SURF BETWEEN 9 AND 12 FEET WILL CONTINUE ALONG
WEST FACING REEFS OF GUAM AND ROTA AND ALONG SOUTH AND WEST FACING
REEFS OF TINIAN AND SAIPAN. THERE WILL ALSO BE A HIGH RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

Small Craft Advisory
Issued: 7:51 PM Aug. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY...
...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TIYAN HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY. THE
TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* WINDS...15 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS

* WAVES/SEAS...9 TO 12 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS
ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE WAVE CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS...SHOULD AVOID SAILING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

Tropical Storm Warning
Issued: 4:18 PM Aug. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service
...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...
NONE.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FINAL PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE COMPLETE.
GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS WILL MAKE OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES DANGEROUS.
LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS WHICH CAN BE BLOWN AROUND.

BOAT OWNERS AND CAPTAINS OF SMALL CRAFT SHOULD ALREADY HAVE THEIR
CRAFT PROPERLY SECURED.

&&

...WIND INFORMATION...
WEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL CONTINUE FOR THE
NEXT FEW HOURS. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO SOUTHWEST THEN SOUTH
LATER THIS MORNING.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
DANGEROUS SURF OF 12 TO 13 FEET IS ALREADY OCCURRING. SURF WILL
GRADUALLY DECREASE OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS...THOUGH SURF IS EXPECTED
TO REMAIN HAZARDOUS THROUGH THE DAY. INUNDATION OF 2 TO 3 FEET IS
LIKELY ALONG WINDWARD COASTAL AREAS.

...INLAND FLOODING...
LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS COULD PRODUCE AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 5 INCHES OF
RAIN THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR
THE AREA. SEE LATEST FORECAST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR
POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS FOR YOUR LOCATION...AND BE READY TO ACT IF
FLOODING RAINS OCCUR.

&&

...TYPHOON WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR AGRIHAN...PAGAN AND
ALAMAGAN...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PEOPLE ON AGRIHAN...PAGAN AND ALAMAGAN SHOULD ALREADY BE PREPARED
FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN. SMALL BOATS ON ALL ISLANDS SHOULD
BE WELL SECURED. AVOID INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL BY BOAT THROUGH TONIGHT.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTH WINDS WILL OF 40 TO 50 MPH ARE OCCURRING. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO
THE SOUTHWEST OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. NEAR-TYPHOON FORCE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED THIS MORNING.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
DANGEROUS SURF UP TO 15 OR 20 FEET IS LIKELY AS CIMARON CONTINUES
NORTHWEST. INUNDATION OF 3 TO 4 FEET IS LIKELY ALONG WINDWARD
COASTAL AREAS THROUGH TONIGHT.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS COULD PRODUCE 4 TO 6 INCHES OF RAIN ON ALL
THREE ISLANDS THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 6:19 AM Aug. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

The islands of Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan.

* Through Tuesday evening

* Heavy rain will train over the islands as a moist monsoon flow
into Tropical Storm Cimaron continues. Rainfall of 4 to 8
inches, with locally heavier amounts, is possible through
Tuesday evening.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO DANGEROUS FLASH FLOODING.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE
ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

High Surf Advisory
Issued: 8:02 PM Aug. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY...
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH 6 AM WEDNESDAY...

* WAVES AND SURF...SURF BETWEEN 9 AND 12 FEET WILL CONTINUE ALONG
WEST FACING REEFS OF GUAM AND ROTA AND ALONG SOUTH AND WEST FACING
REEFS OF TINIAN AND SAIPAN. THERE WILL ALSO BE A HIGH RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

Tropical Storm Warning
Issued: 4:18 PM Aug. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service
...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...
NONE.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FINAL PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE COMPLETE.
GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS WILL MAKE OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES DANGEROUS.
LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS WHICH CAN BE BLOWN AROUND.

BOAT OWNERS AND CAPTAINS OF SMALL CRAFT SHOULD ALREADY HAVE THEIR
CRAFT PROPERLY SECURED.

&&

...WIND INFORMATION...
WEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL CONTINUE FOR THE
NEXT FEW HOURS. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO SOUTHWEST THEN SOUTH
LATER THIS MORNING.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
DANGEROUS SURF OF 12 TO 13 FEET IS ALREADY OCCURRING. SURF WILL
GRADUALLY DECREASE OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS...THOUGH SURF IS EXPECTED
TO REMAIN HAZARDOUS THROUGH THE DAY. INUNDATION OF 2 TO 3 FEET IS
LIKELY ALONG WINDWARD COASTAL AREAS.

...INLAND FLOODING...
LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS COULD PRODUCE AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 5 INCHES OF
RAIN THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR
THE AREA. SEE LATEST FORECAST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR
POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS FOR YOUR LOCATION...AND BE READY TO ACT IF
FLOODING RAINS OCCUR.

&&

...TYPHOON WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR AGRIHAN...PAGAN AND
ALAMAGAN...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PEOPLE ON AGRIHAN...PAGAN AND ALAMAGAN SHOULD ALREADY BE PREPARED
FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN. SMALL BOATS ON ALL ISLANDS SHOULD
BE WELL SECURED. AVOID INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL BY BOAT THROUGH TONIGHT.

...WIND INFORMATION...
NORTH WINDS WILL OF 40 TO 50 MPH ARE OCCURRING. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO
THE SOUTHWEST OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. NEAR-TYPHOON FORCE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED THIS MORNING.

...STORM SURGE AND SURF INFORMATION...
DANGEROUS SURF UP TO 15 OR 20 FEET IS LIKELY AS CIMARON CONTINUES
NORTHWEST. INUNDATION OF 3 TO 4 FEET IS LIKELY ALONG WINDWARD
COASTAL AREAS THROUGH TONIGHT.

...OTHER STORM EFFECTS...
LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS COULD PRODUCE 4 TO 6 INCHES OF RAIN ON ALL
THREE ISLANDS THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

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