High pressure in Canada is producing an onshore flow Friday morning, spurring building waves and increasing winds, forecasters say.
In response, the National Weather Service has issued a Small Craft Advisory for coastal waters out 20 nautical miles from Sandy Hook to the Little Egg Inlet until 2 a.m. Saturday, the Little Egg Inlet to the Great Egg Inlet until 6 p.m. Saturday, and the Great Egg Inlet to Cape May from 2 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday.
Mariners should be prepared for wind gusts up to 25 knots and seas building to five feet, according to the bulletin.
“A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots and or seas of five feet or greater are anticipated,” the bulletin advises. “Winds and seas within these ranges are expected to produce hazardous conditions for small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in these conditions.”