Risky rip currents seen until Friday

Posted on Mar 20 2019

Authorities are warning that there is a high risk of rip currents through Friday afternoon.

Based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, a large trade-wind swell will be maintaining the high risk of rip currents in the next few days

Fresh to strong trade winds continue east of the Marianas. This will maintain east swells of 4 to 7 feet, creating a high risk of rip currents along east facing reefs on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

Surf of 7 to 9 feet will maintain a high risk of rip currents along east facing reefs the next several days. Surf will decrease on Friday.

The public is being advised that, if you become caught in a rip current, remain calm, swim parallel to shore, then back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly. (PR)

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