High surf and small craft advisories out

Posted on Aug 01 2014

The CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management issued an advisory yesterday to warn the public that fresh to strong south winds and combined seas of 10 to 13 feet will produce hazardous conditions for operator of small craft up until Friday morning.

A high surf advisory remains in effect until 6am Sunday along west and south facing reefs. Surf of 10 to 13 feet along west facing reefs is expected to fall to 8 to 10 feet by Friday night. Surf will likely remain hazardous through the weekend.

A small craft advisory is now in effect until 10am today, Friday.

South winds of 15 to 25 knots along with combined seas of 10 to 13 feet will produce conditions hazardous to operators of small craft. Highest winds and seas will be found in the western Marianas waters. Winds will diminish but seas will remain hazardous into Friday morning.

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid boating in these conditions.

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