Severe Weather Alerts - Jamaica, NY

  • Small Craft Adv (Hazardous Seas)

    Small Craft Adv (Hazardous Seas) in effect from 2:00 PM EDT until Thursday, 6:00 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT FROM
2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM EDT THURSDAY...

* LOCATION...OCEAN WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO MONTAUK POINT NY
OUT 20 NM.

* SEAS...4 TO 6 FEET THIS AFTERNOON...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT ON
THURSDAY.

* TIMING...HIGHEST SEAS EXPECTED LATE THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT SEAS OF 5 FT
OR HIGHER ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING...AND HAZARDOUS TO SMALL
CRAFT. MARINERS SHOULD AVOID SHOALING AREAS. LONG PERIOD SWELLS
CAN SHARPEN INTO LARGE BREAKING WAVES IN SHOALING AREAS. IT IS
NOT UNUSUAL FOR WAVES TO BREAK MUCH FARTHER FROM SHOALING AREAS
THAN IS NORMALLY EXPERIENCED. REMEMBER...BREAKING WAVES CAN
EASILY CAPSIZE EVEN LARGER VESSELS.

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