High surf and small craft advisories until Saturday

Based on information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, combined seas of 9 to 12 feet and fresh to strong winds are expected to produce hazardous conditions for operators of small craft the next few days. A shear line will produce light showers through tonight, Thursday, across Tinian and Saipan waters.

The high surf advisory remains in effect until 6pm Saturday.

Surf will be hazardous 7 to 9 feet but will likely fall below hazardous levels by evening as a northwest swell diminishes.

Along north facing reefs, surf will be hazardous 8 to 10 feet through at least Saturday.

The small craft advisory remains in effect until 6pm Saturday.

Combined seas of 9 to 12 feet and fresh to strong winds will produce hazardous conditions for operators of small craft. Conditions will remain hazardous through at least Saturday.

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid sailing in these conditions. Avoid venturing out to exposed reef lines and beaches, especially along north and west facing shores, as rip currents will be life threatening. (EOC)

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