NWS Advisories in Effect

NWS Advisories in Effect

The system the National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam, continues to monitor is now Typhoon Maria and continues to move further away from the Marianas, not posing a direct threat. Although Typhoon Maria has left the Marianas, NWS continues to have the following advisories in effect:
Through 8 a.m., scattered showers and thunderstorms will bring 1 to 2 inches of rain and occasional cloud to ground lightning to Guam and the adjacent coastal waters.
While driving, be alert for low visibilities in very heavy rain and watch for local flooding of roads. If boating, seek shelter below deck if you see lightning or hear thunder.
small craft advisory is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan coastal waters until 6 a.m. Sunday. In the wake of Typhoon Maria, winds up to 25 knots and seas of 10 feet or more will persist through Saturday night. These hazardous conditions are mainly expected in the waters west of the islands. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid sailing in these conditions.
high surf advisory for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan west facing reefs, is in effect through Sunday night. Hazardous surf of 8 to 10 feet and life-threatening rip currents along west facing reefs are expected through Saturday. Avoid venturing near reef lines and beaches, especially those facing west. Large breaking waves can knock you down and cause serious injuries. If caught in a rip current, swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not swim directly against a rip current.
thunderstorm warning is in effect for the Guam International Airport until 7 a.m. this morning and a thunderstorm advisory is in effect until 7:30 a.m.Thunderstorms are occurring within 5 nautical miles of the airport. Be alert and take precautions as required.
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind residents and visitors to practice extreme caution while traveling on the roadways, allowing enough braking distance between cars to avoid collisions. Seek shelter if lightning is seen or thunder is heard.
Visit the following sites for the latest advisory information:
·           NWS Website: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/guam/
·           NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
·           GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
·           GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.


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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month