Hazardous surf continues


Hazardous surf continues for the Marianas.

Based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, residual northwest swell generated by Super Typhoon Hagibis, which is now wreaking havoc in Japan, will remain big enough to prolong hazardous surf across the Mariana islands through this morning.

A high surf advisory remains in effect on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota until 6pm today, Monday; a small craft advisory remains in effect until 10 am this morning.

For north and west facing reefs, expect hazardous surf of 7 to 9 feet to linger through Monday morning. Surf is expected to fall below hazardous levels this afternoon.

The public is advised not to venture out along north and west facing reefs and beaches. Breaking waves can knock you down and cause serious injuries. Strong rip currents will be life threatening.

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, are also advised to avoid sailing in these conditions.

Saipan Tribune
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