The Emergency Management Office has issued a small craft advisory until Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, as seas 10 feet or greater and sustained winds of 22 knots or more are expected to produce conditions hazardous to operators of small craft.
“Inexperienced mariners—especially those operating smaller vessels—should avoid boating in these conditions. If travel by boat is necessary, exercise caution especially near reef lines and when entering or leaving harbors and inlets. Avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches, especially those along north and east facing reefs as rip currents are life-threatening,” EMO said in a statement.
High surf advisory also remains in effect until 6pm on Jan. 1, 2013 as fresh to strong trade winds will prevail through Sunday and occasional gusts to near gale force are possible until today, Friday.
EMO said surf, between 9 and 11 feet today, is expected to remain hazardous along north and east facing reefs until next week.
East to northeast winds at 20 to 30 knots are expected through Sunday and combined seas of around 11 feet Thursday build to between 11 and 13 feet on Friday then remain near these levels for the next several days. (EMO)