NWS Advisories in effect for the Marianas

NWS Advisories in effect for the Marianas

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam, has the following advisories in effect:

A small craft advisory is in effect for Tinian and Saipan coastal waters until 6 p.m. this evening. Combined seas of 9 to 11 feet will produce hazardous conditions for operators of small craft through this afternoon across Tinian and Saipan waters. Inexperienced marines, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid sailing in these conditions.

A high surf advisory is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan until 6 p.m. this evening. Hazardous surf of 7 to 10 feet along north facing reefs will continue this morning. There is a high risk of rip currents through this afternoon. Avoid venturing out on exposed reefs and beaches, especially those facing north and east, as rip currents will be life threatening.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind all residents and visitors to practice extreme caution if near the ocean.

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:

For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 478-0208 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov


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