NWS Issues Short Term Forecast; Practice Caution on the Roadways

NWS Issues Short Term Forecast; Practice Caution on the Roadways

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a short-term forecast for Guam and Guam coastal waters.

Through 4 p.m., an area of showers is developing over southern Guam, just south of Agat and Santa Rita, and adjacent coastal waters along the west coast of the island. The showers will produce heavy rain which will reduce visibilities and cause ponding on roads and in poor drainage areas. The showers will also bring wind gusts up to 20 mph. Visibility could drop below one nautical mile in the coastal waters. Occasional lightning is possible. Seek shelter if lightning is seen or thunder is heard. Boaters should seek shelter below decks is possible.  

A thunderstorm advisory is in effect 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 practice extreme caution while traveling in these rainy conditions, driving below the speed limit and allowing enough braking distance between vehicles. 

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
·  NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/
·  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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