Small boats warned of hazardous seas

Posted on Oct 14 2022

A small craft advisory remains in effect until 6pm today, Friday, in Saipan, Tinian, and Rota coastal waters. This means conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

Based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Guam and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, southwest winds of 15 to 20 knots will be present, with frequent gusts of up to 25 knots.

Maximum wave heights of 8 to 12 feet are likely at times due to the merging of wind waves and swells from the southwest, north, and east.

A small craft advisory means that wind speeds of 15 to 20 knots are expected to produce wave conditions hazardous to small craft.

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid boating in hazardous conditions. (PR)

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