The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam, has issued the following advisories:
A small craft advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. this evening for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan coastal waters. Tropical Depression 02W passing south and to the west of Guam is expected to maintain winds in the 15 to 25 knot range mainly across the coastal waters of the Marianas. NWS advises a combination of building north swell associated with strong winds to the north of the Marianas and building east swell associated with Tropical Depression 02W will result in combined seas of 7 to 10 feet through the afternoon. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid sailing in these conditions.
A high surf advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. this evening for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan. NWS advises hazardous surf of 8 to 10 feet along north facing reefs is expected tonight. High surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions. Residents and visitors are advised to avoid venturing near reefs and exposed beaches, especially those facing north and east, as rip currents will be life threatening. If caught in a rip current, remain calm and swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current.
Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
- NWS Website: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/guam/
- NWS Facebook: https: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam
- GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.