High surf to subside this evening


Based on information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, a large long period north swell from the distant remnants of former Typhoon Meari will cause hazardous surf along north-facing reefs today, Wednesday.

A high surf advisory is now in effect until 6pm Wednesday. Waves and surf of 5 to 7 feet will increase overnight to between 8 and 10 feet by early Wednesday morning.

A north swell will peak Wednesday morning, then surf will gradually begin to fall Wednesday afternoon and could fall below hazardous levels by this evening.

The EOC is advising the general public and mariners to avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches especially those facing north as rip currents will be life threatening. (EOC)

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