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

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3
000
WHUS42 KILM 292112
CFWILM

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
512 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

NCZ110-SCZ054-056-301200-
/O.EXT.KILM.RP.S.0001.000000T0000Z-160530T1200Z/
COASTAL BRUNSWICK-COASTAL HORRY-COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
512 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

* LOCATION...FOR ALL BRUNSWICK...HORRY...AND GEORGETOWN COUNTY
  BEACHES.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK THROUGH EARLY MONDAY
  MORNING. MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
  EVENING.

* SURF HEIGHT...4 FEET.

* TIMING AND TIDES...LOW TIDE AROUND 8 AM SUNDAY.

* OTHER HAZARDS...MODERATE LONGSHORE CURRENT AND ROUGH SURF CONDITIONS
  FROM TROPICAL DEPRESSION BONNIE.

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.

&&

$$

NCZ106-108-301200-
/O.EXT.KILM.RP.S.0001.000000T0000Z-160531T0000Z/
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-
512 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

* LOCATION...FOR ALL BEACHES OF SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND
  NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...4 FEET.

* TIMING AND TIDES...LOW TIDE AROUND 9 AM SUNDAY.

* OTHER HAZARDS...MODERATE LONGSHORE CURRENT AND ROUGH SURF CONDITIONS
  FROM TROPICAL DEPRESSION BONNIE.

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.

&&

$$

04



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.