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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month




High Surf Advisory in Effect; Avoid Hazardous Seas

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office advised that winds associated with strong high pressure over the northwest pacific will generate swell and seas that will produce hazardous surf through the coming week.

A high surf advisory is now in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan until 6 p.m. Friday. Along north and east facing reefs, hazardous surf of 10 to 12 feet will continue through much of the week.

NWS Advisories in Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office has issued a small craft advisory, which is in effect until 6AM CHST Wednesday. A small craft advisory means that wind speeds of 22 to 33 knots are expected to produce wave conditions hazardous to small crafts.

A trade wind surge has arrived and East-Northeast winds of 15 to 25 knots with occasional gusts to 35 knots will continue through the next several days. Combined seas of 6 to 8 feet today will build in response to the winds which have arrived Seas will likely reach 8 to 10 feet tonight or Saturday.

NWS Issues Thunderstorm Advisory

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a thunderstorm advisory for the Guam International Airport until 4 p.m. Thunderstorms are possible or occurring within 20 nautical miles of the airport. 

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to be alert and take precautions by seeking shelter when lightning is seen or thunder is heard.

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No Direct Threat Expected from Tropical Storm Fengshen

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continue to monitor what is now Tropical Storm Fengshen as it continues west-northwest.

As of 7 a.m., Fengshen was located 17.1 degrees north latitude and 157.1 degrees east longitude, about 765 miles east of Saipan and 855 miles east-northeast of Guam. It is moving west-northwest at 18 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.  

Guam Part of National Youth Preparedness Initiative; Volunteer Instructors Needed

Guam was recently included in a nationwide youth preparedness initiative called MyPI, short for “My Preparedness Initiative.” MyPI is a four-time, national award-winning youth preparedness/youth leadership program designed to enhance individual, family, and community preparedness as well as a variety of leadership development characteristics.

Guam is to be included in the initiative and join the now expanded MyPI with 33 other states and territories.