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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
404 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

MAZ020-022>024-RIZ006>008-241615-
/O.CON.KBOX.SU.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-170925T2200Z/
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
404 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT MONDAY...

* LOCATION...ALONG OCEAN EXPOSED BEACHES ON THE SOUTH COASTS OF
  MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND.

* TIMING...LATE TODAY THROUGH MONDAY.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...SOME SWELLS STILL PERSIST ALONG THE
  SOUTH COASTS OF MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND FROM THE REMNANTS
  OF JOSE. NEW SOUTHERLY SWELLS WILL BE ARRIVING LATE TODAY AND
  TONIGHT WELL IN ADVANCE OF DISTANT HURRICANE MARIA. THIS WILL
  RESULT IN HIGH SURF ALONG THE OCEAN EXPOSED COASTLINE. THIS WILL
  ALSO LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS...AREAS OF 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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