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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1046 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

MAZ020-022>024-RIZ006>008-242300-
/O.CON.KBOX.SU.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-170925T2200Z/
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
1046 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT MONDAY...

* LOCATION...ALONG OCEAN EXPOSED BEACHES ON THE SOUTH COASTS OF
  MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND.

* TIMING...LATE TODAY THROUGH MONDAY.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...SOME SWELLS STILL PERSIST ALONG
  THE SOUTH COASTS OF MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND FROM THE
  REMNANTS OF JOSE. NEW SOUTHERLY SWELLS WILL BE ARRIVING LATE
  TODAY AND TONIGHT WELL IN ADVANCE OF DISTANT HURRICANE MARIA.
  THIS WILL RESULT IN HIGH SURF ALONG THE OCEAN EXPOSED
  COASTLINE. THIS WILL ALSO LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS...AREAS OF BEACH EROSION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER...AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

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