Public warned of high surf until Friday


Based on information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management, strong trade wind conditions will produce hazardous surf and seas of 9 to 12 feet for the next couple of days.

A small craft advisory is now in effect through early Friday morning. Northeast winds of 20 to 25 knots with gusts of up to 30 knots and combined seas of 9 to 12 feet will produce hazardous conditions for operators of small craft for the next few days.

A high surf advisory is also in effect from 6am Wednesday to 6am Friday. Surf along east facing shores of 8 to 11 feet will build to hazardous levels of 9 to 13 feet by Wednesday morning. Surf is expected to fall below hazardous levels on Friday.

The public is being advised to avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches, especially those along east facing reefs, as rip currents are 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. (HSEM)

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