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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
326 PM CHST FRI JAN 24 2020

...LARGE NORTHEAST SWELL TO MAINTAIN LARGE SURF AND STRONG RIP
CURRENTS...

.LARGE TRADE-WIND SWELL WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND PRODUCING
LARGE SURF ALONG EAST FACING REEFS. LARGE SURF WILL PROMOTE STRONG
AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS.

GUZ001>004-242100-
/O.CON.PGUM.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-200127T0800Z/
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-
326 PM CHST FRI JAN 24 2020

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH MONDAY ALONG NORTH AND EAST
FACING REEFS...

* ALONG NORTH FACING REEFS...SURF OBSERVATIONS SHOW SURF OF 8
  FEET...JUST SHY OF HAZARDOUS LEVELS. HOWEVER...THE RISK OF RIP
  CURRENTS WILL REMAIN HIGH THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS SURF AND SWELLS
  WRAP AROUND FROM THE NORTHEAST.

* ALONG EAST FACING REEFS...SURF OF 9 TO 11 FEET WILL RESULT IN A
  HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT VENTURE OUT NEAR THE REEF LINE...ESPECIALLY ALONG NORTH AND
EAST FACING REEFS. LARGE BREAKING WAVES CAN KNOCK YOU DOWN. IF YOU
BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...REMAIN CALM. STAY AFLOAT WHILE
WAITING FOR HELP. TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM
DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

$$

AYDLETT



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