Saturday, November 25

Weather watching

Weather watching is a major pastime out here in the Western Pacific. I'm adapting to local custom and have taken note of the following bulletin which explains why we woke up to a windy wet morning:

BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 24W ADVISORY NUMBER 1
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
800 AM GUAM LST SUN NOV 26 2006

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION 24W HAS FORMED SOUTH OF GUAM...

AS OF 8 AM GUAM LST...A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR YAP...
NGULU...ULITHI AND FAIS IN YAP STATE. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS OF
39 MPH OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 36 HOURS. A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR ONE OR MORE OF THESE LOCATIONS
LATER TODAY.

INTERESTS IN GUAM AND THE NORTHERN MARIANAS SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR
THE PROGRESS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION 24W UNTIL IT MOVES SAFELY WEST
OF THE ISLANDS.
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