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Monday, April 21, 2014

EMO warns of rough seas until Friday

The Emergency Management Office warned the public yesterday of rough seas and winds that are expected to produce conditions hazardous to small craft.

“Fresh to strong trade winds will continue the next several days. Combined seas of around 10 feet…will build to between 11 and 12 feet Wednesday,” the EMO advisory states.

The small craft advisory remains in effect until 8pm Friday.

A small craft advisory means that seas 10 feet or greater and sustained winds of 22 to 33 knots are expected to produce hazardous conditions.

Sustained winds of 15 to 25 knots are expected through Friday. Combined seas of 10 feet are expected to build to between 11 and 12 feet Wednesday through Friday.

EMO is advising the public, especially those operating smaller vessels, to 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.” (EMO)

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