Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
401 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

MAZ007-019-020-022>024-RIZ006>008-231615-
/O.CON.KBOX.SU.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-170923T2200Z/
EASTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
BLOCK ISLAND RI-
401 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...ALONG OCEAN EXPOSED SOUTH AND EAST FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...LINGERING LARGE WAVES FROM JOSE
  WILL RESULT IN HIGH SURF ALONG THE OCEAN EXPOSED COASTLINE.
  THIS WILL ALSO LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS...AREAS OF LINGERING 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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