Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
411 PM EDT THU JUL 2 2015

NCZ106-108-SCZ054-056-030415-
/O.NEW.KILM.BH.S.0004.150703T1100Z-150704T0000Z/
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL HORRY-
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
411 PM EDT THU JUL 2 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR A STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENT...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* LOCATION...PENDER...NEW HANOVER...HORRY...AND GEORGETOWN COUNTY
  BEACHES.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS POSSIBLE
  THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS ON FRIDAY...CREATING A STRONG
  LONGSHORE CURRENT.

* HAZARDS...STRONG SOUTH TO NORTH LONGSHORE CURRENT AND MODERATE
  RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...A STRONG SOUTH TO NORTH LONGSHORE CURRENT
  WILL CAUSE SWIMMERS TO DRIFT QUICKLY TO THE NORTH. RIP CURRENTS
  CAN ALSO CREATE DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. STAY IN SHALLOW
  WATER AND PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO YOUR LOCATION ON THE BEACH IF
  VENTURING INTO THE WATER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...AND OTHER HAZARDS CREATE LIFE-
THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED
WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.

&&

$$

NCZ110-030415-
/O.NEW.KILM.RP.S.0006.150703T1100Z-150704T0000Z/
COASTAL BRUNSWICK-
411 PM EDT THU JUL 2 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING.

* LOCATION...BRUNSWICK COUNTY BEACHES.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 4 FEET.

* TIMING...GREATER RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS WILL BE AN HOUR OR TWO ON
  EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE...WHICH WILL OCCUR AROUND 3 PM FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* OTHER HAZARDS...MODERATE TO STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP
CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE 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.

&&

$$

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