Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR PENNSYLVANIA...NEW JERSEY...DELAWARE...
AND MARYLAND
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
418 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WITH ROUGH SURF CONDITIONS CONTINUE AT
THE NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE BEACHES TODAY AND PROBABLY WORSEN A
BIT OVER THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND...

.LINGERING SWELLS FROM THE EASTERN ATLANTIC DEPARTING HURRICANE
GASTON WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE A NOTICEABLE IMPACT ALONG OUR SHORES
THROUGH THIS EVENING. THE SWELL TEMPORARILY DECAYS THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY.

MEANWHILE, ATTENTION WILL TURN TO THE PROBABLE INTENSIFICATION OF
A TROPICAL SYSTEM NOW IN THE GULF OF MEXICO. ITS GENERAL PATH
SHOULD TAKE IT ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF UNITED STATES FRIDAY.
THEREAFTER, ITS EVENTUAL PROXIMITY AND STRENGTH IN THE OFFSHORE
WATERS WELL TO THE EAST OF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST THIS WEEKEND
WILL DETERMINE THE SEVERITY OF THE WESTWARD MOVING SWELLS.

ANYONE WITH PLANS FOR THE SHORE THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND SHOULD
PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE BEACH CLOSURES OR RESTRICTIONS. THE HIGHEST
SWELLS, POSSIBLE 6 TO 8 FOOT BREAKERS, ARE OUTLOOKED TO ARRIVE
ALONG THE NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE COASTS SUNDAY WITH ROUGH
CONDITIONS LINGERING LABOR DAY.

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DELAWARE BEACHES-EASTERN MONMOUTH-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-
COASTAL ATLANTIC-COASTAL OCEAN-
418 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

TODAY...THERE REMAINS A MODERATE RISK FOR THE FORMATION OF DANGEROUS
RIP CURRENTS AS LONG PERIOD SWELLS CONTINUE TO ROLL IN. THIS IS
RESULTING IN OCCASIONALLY ROUGH SURF CONDITIONS.

THE BREAKERS IN THE BEACH SWIMMING ZONE CAN KNOCK SWIMMERS AND
WADERS DOWN INTO THE SAND...CAUSING INJURY.

THE SWELLS WILL VERY VERY SLOWLY DECAY LATE TODAY INTO FRIDAY.
THAT MAY MEAN A SOMEWHAT LOWER RISK FOR THE FORMATION OF DANGEROUS
RIP CURRENTS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. STILL, IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED TO
SWIM ONLY IN DESIGNATED AREAS WATCHED BY LIFEGUARDS. SWIMMING
AFTER THE LIFEGUARDS GO HOME OR WHERE LIFEGUARDS DO NOT HAVE YOU
IN SIGHT RAISES THE RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH DUE TO RIP CURRENTS.
SOME BEACHES HOWEVER MAY NO LONGER HAVE LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY NOW
THAT IT IS LATE IN THE SEASON.

OUTLOOK FOR THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND...SWELLS ARE LIKELY TO BUILD
EVEN HIGHER THAN WHAT HAS OCCURRED THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS. BREAKERS
AROUND 6 FEET OR A BIT HIGHER ARE POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY ALONG WITH
ABOVE NORMAL TIDES. RIP CURRENT DANGER AND WAVE RELATED INJURY
RISK WILL PROBABLY BE A LITTLE WORSE THAN WHAT WE`VE EXPERIENCED
SO FAR THIS WEEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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


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