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Pacific ENSO Update

4th Quarter, 2010 Vol. 16 No. 4


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Yap State: In the uneventful weather patterns of 2010, the rainfall across Yap State has been mostly near normal. For the three-month period of July through September, the rainfall across Yap Island was approximately 35 to 45 inches. WSO Yap received a three-month total of 44.63 inches, which was 103% of normal.

Yap State Rainfall Summary 3rd Quarter 2010

Station   Jul. Aug. Sep. 3rd Qtr
Predicted
Yap Island
Yap WSO
Rainfall (inches)
17.73
16.83
10.07
44.63
41.16
% of Normal
122%
111%
75%
103%
95%
Dugor
Rainfall (inches)
15.27
17.51
8.99
41.77
41.16
% of WSO
105%
115%
67%
97%
95%
Gilman
Rainfall (inches)
13.54
15.12
10.24
38.90
41.16
% of WSO
93%
100%
76%
90%
95%
Luweech
Rainfall (inches)
16.44
17.97
11.93
46.34
41.16
% of WSO
113%
119%
89%
107%
95%
Maap
Rainfall (inches)
14.20
14.24
6.54
34.98
41.16
% of WSO
98%
94%
49%
81%
95%
North Fanif
Rainfall (inches)
14.83
14.23
10.60
39.66
41.16
% of WSO
102%
94%
79%
92%
95%
Rumung
Rainfall (inches)
12.82
13.64
11.48
37.94
41.16
% of WSO
88%
90%
86%
88%
95%
Tamil
Rainfall (inches)
12.37
11.38
8.68
32.42
41.16
% of WSO
85%
75%
65%
75%
95%
Outer Islands
Ulithi
Rainfall (inches)
10.35
12.45
10.71
33.51
34.98
% of Normal
84%
96%
93%
91%
95%
Woleai
Rainfall (inches)
6.28
9.14
15.81
31.21
27.47
% of Normal
63%
95%
170%
108%
95%
Predictions made in 2nd Quarter 2010 Pacifc ENSO Update newsletter.

Climate Outlook: There is a slight risk (roughly a 5-10% chance) of a damaging tropical cyclone in Yap State or its outer atolls in November 2010 through January 2011. This level of risk is near normal. Most late season tropical cyclones affecting Yap form near Chuuk or Guam and pass to the north of Yap Island.

It is now expected that the upcoming dry season will be near normal throughout Yap State, both in terms of monthly rainfall and the duration of the dry season. No unusual dry periods are anticipated for the next three to six months.

Predicted rainfall for Yap State from October 2010 through September 2011 is as follows:

Inclusive Period
% of Long-Term Average Rainfall /
Forecast Rainfall (inches)
Yap and Ulithi
Woleai
October - December 2010
(End of Next Season)
110%
(33.45 inches)
100%
(35.86 inches)
January - April 2011
(Next Dry Season)
100% 100%
May - June 2011
(Onset of Next Rainy Season)
120% 100%
July - September 2011
(Heart of Next Rainy Season)
110% 100%

Forecast rainfall quantities represent BEST ESTIMATES given the probabalistic forecast for each particular season and station.

source: UOG-WERI



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