Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1034 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY FROM CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE
LOOKOUT...

INCREASING LONG PERIOD SWELLS THROUGH THE DAY COMBINED WITH ONSHORE
WIND WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

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1034 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS

* LOCATION...CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE LOOKOUT

* TIMING AND TIDES...LOW TIDE AROUND 630 PM

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 4 FEET

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
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 AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY
ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS POSTED NEAR BEACH ACCESS
POINTS AND LIFEGUARD STATIONS.

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SGK


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