Small craft and high surf advisory today

Posted on Jan 20 2017


Combined seas of between 10 and 12 feet should be gradually subsiding over the next 24 hours as the frontal system weakens. Significant combined seas are expected to drop below 10 feet this Friday morning, although expect to see some peak waves of between 12 to 14 feet through most of the day.

A small craft advisory remains in effect until 6pm today. A high surf advisory is in effect until 6am Friday.

Northeast winds of 20 to 30 knots will begin to slowly subside but frequent gusts of 20 to 25 knots are still likely through the daylight hours today.

For north facing reefs, a large north swell continues to bring hazardous surf of 7 to 9 feet to the Marianas.

Mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid sailing in these conditions. Avoid venturing near reefs along exposed beaches especially those facing north, east and west as rip currents will be life threatening. (EOC)

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