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Tropical Depression 01W has Dissipated; NWS Advisories in Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office advised Tropical Depression 01W has dissipated as a tropical system. All tropical storm watches and warnings have been discontinued and it no longer poses a threat to the Marshall Islands or the Marianas.  
 
As of 1 a.m., it was located near latitude 5.7 degrees north and longitude 173.3 degrees east, about 175 miles southeast of Majuro and 2,015 miles east-southeast of Guam, moving west-northwest at 2 mph with maximum sustained winds dropped down to 25 mph.
 
While the system is no threat to Guam or the Marianas at this time, NWS advised this will be the final statement issued unless the system regenerates.
 
The following advisories remain in effect:
 
high risk of rip currents remains in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through Tuesday afternoon. Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore. If caught in a rip current, yell for help. Remain calm and stay afloat while waiting for help. If swimming 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. Rip currents will be life threatening.
 
beach hazards statement is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan. Portugese man-o-war have been reported washing up on local beaches including the east coast at Ipan and on the west coast at both Piti and Tumon. They are likely to continue washing up over the next few days. Man-o-war can inflict a painful sting even after they have died. Remain watchful and avoid touching them. Closed toe shoes are recommended if by the beach.
 
The community is reminded to avoid venturing out along east facing reefs and beaches. Large breaking waves can knock you down and cause serious injuries.
  
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense GHS/OCD advise residents and visitors to practice extreme caution if by the water and to heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags, and signs.
 
GHS/OCD remind the community to monitor the following links for the latest 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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