High surf expected until Tuesday
A high surf advisory is in effect across the CNMI until 10pm Tuesday.
Based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Guam and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, hazardous surf of 9 to 12 feet on Saipan andTinian, and 8 to 11 feet on Rota are present along west-facing reefs. This creates dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and localized beach erosion. Large breaking waves can knock you down and cause serious injuries. Strong rip currents can drag you out to sea.
Increasing westerly monsoon swell will cause surf to continue building along west facing reefs. Hazardous surf is expected in Guam beginning last nnight.
The public, beachgoers, and mariners are being reminded to continue to exercise precautionary measures when entering the water. Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to dangerous surf conditions. Avoid venturing near reef lines facing west. (PR)
Small craft advisory in effect until Tuesday
Seas and winds are expected to peak before slowly subsiding today into Tuesday, which means a small craft advisory remains in effect until 6am Tuesday.
Based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Guam and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, southwest winds of 15 to 25 knots, gusts of up to 30 knots, and seas of 7 to 10 feet are present in Tinian and Saipan coastal waters. Conditions will be hazardous to small craft. (PR)
Military trainings continuing
ASAN, Guam—Military units will continue to conduct training throughout the island on Department of Defense installations in the vicinity of Radio Barrigada, Dandan-Malojloj, South Finegayan, Agat Bay, Outer Apra Harbor, Farallon de Medinilla, and in the open ocean through Aug. 31.
Residents in the areas surrounding the training exercises should not be alarmed if they hear or see increased activity. Additionally, marine vessels are advised to monitor the U.S. Coast Guard broadcast Notice to Mariners for advisories and remain clear of the areas for the duration of the events. (PR)