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Friday, April 18, 2014

Small craft, high surf advisories out

The CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management said yesterday that fresh to strong trade winds and combined seas of 9 to 11 feet are expected to produce hazardous conditions for operators of small craft over the next few days.

Hazardous surf of 8 to 10 feet will fall slowly to 7 to 9 feet by late Wednesday, then fall below hazardous levels Wednesday night. A small craft advisory is now in effect through early Friday morning.

Winds of 25 to 29 mph and combined seas of 9 to 11 feet are expected to produce hazardous conditions for operators of small craft over the next few days. A high surf advisory is now in effect until 6pm Wednesday.

On north facing reefs, hazardous surf of 8 to 10 feet will fall slowly to 7 to 9 feet by late Wednesday then fall below hazardous levels Wednesday night.

Hazardous surf is no longer expected along west facing reefs but strong rip currents may still occur.

The public is advised to avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches, especially those along north and west facing reefs as rip currents is life threatening.

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.

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