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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
528 PM EDT TUE SEP 19 2017

MAZ019-200530-
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EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
528 PM EDT TUE SEP 19 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT FRIDAY...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM WEDNESDAY TO 3 PM
EDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT FRIDAY. A COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY
IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM WEDNESDAY TO 3 PM EDT THURSDAY.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...1 TO 2 FEET.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WITH POCKETS OF A
  FOOT OR LESS OF INUNDATION ALONG THE MOST VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS.

* LOCATION...COASTAL PLYMOUTH COUNTY IN MASSACHUSETTS FROM HULL TO
  PLYMOUTH.

* TIMING...NEAR THE TIME OF THE WEDNESDAY MIDDAY...WEDNESDAY NIGHT
  AND BOTH THE THURSDAY EARLY AFTERNOON AND LATE NIGHT HIGH
  TIDES.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...WAVES GENERATED BY THE WINDS ABOUT
  JOSE WILL RESULT IN HIGH SURF ALONG THE HULL TO PLYMOUTH
  COASTLINE. THIS WILL ALSO LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS...EROSION OF SANDY BLUFFS IS EXPECTED SUCH AS
  ALONG THE MANOMET SHORE.

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.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO THE BEACH
UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL...THEN SWIM BACK TO SHORE. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT UNTIL IT
DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM BACK TO SHORE OUTSIDE OF THE RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY INTO THE RIP CURRENT...IT CAN
EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

IN ADDITION...VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD STAY IN SAFE AREAS
WELL AWAY FROM POSSIBLE SPLASHOVER. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE
THAN TWICE THE AVERAGE WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO
THE WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN INJURY
THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR MINOR COASTAL FLOODING OF
THE MOST VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR BASEMENTS DUE TO THE
HEIGHT OF STORM TIDE OR WAVE SPLASHOVER. THE MAJORITY OF ROADS
REMAIN PASSABLE WITH ONLY ISOLATED CLOSURES. THERE IS NO
SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO LIFE...AND IMPACT ON PROPERTY IS MINIMAL.

&&

&&

TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.

SCITUATE
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 11.5 FT, MODERATE 14.0 FT, MAJOR 16.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.8 FT, MODERATE 4.3 FT, MAJOR 6.3 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 20/12 AM  11.2/11.7   1.5/ 2.0   0.8/ 1.3    5-6      NONE
 20/12 PM  11.3/11.8   1.6/ 2.0   1.3/ 1.8    6-9     MINOR
 21/12 AM  12.0/12.5   2.2/ 2.7   1.8/ 2.2   10-11    MINOR
 21/01 PM  11.7/12.2   2.0/ 2.5   1.7/ 2.2   11-12    MINOR
 22/01 AM  11.5/12.0   1.8/ 2.2   1.6/ 2.0     8       NONE
 22/02 PM  11.3/11.8   1.6/ 2.0   1.4/ 1.9     7       NONE

$$

MAZ020-RIZ006-007-200530-
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SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
528 PM EDT TUE SEP 19 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT FRIDAY.

* LOCATION...ALONG THE RHODE ISLAND OCEAN EXPOSED COAST FROM
  WESTERLY TO NEWPORT AND ALONG THE WESTPORT SHORELINE IN
  MASSACHUSETTS.

* TIMING...THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.

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

* SHORELINE IMPACTS...

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.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL...THEN SWIM BACK TO
SHORE. ANOTHER MEANS OF ESCAPE FOR GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE
CURRENT OUT UNTIL IT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM BACK TO SHORE OUTSIDE
OF THE RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY INTO THE RIP CURRENT...IT CAN
EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS AND JETTIES...WHERE
RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

IN ADDITION...VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD STAY IN SAFE AREAS
WELL AWAY FROM POSSIBLE SPLASHOVER. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE
THAN TWICE THE AVERAGE WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH CAN SWEEP A PERSON
INTO THE WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA.
FALLING INTO TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

&&

&&

TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.

POINT JUDITH
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 8.0 FT, MODERATE 9.5 FT, MAJOR 11.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 4.5 FT, MODERATE 6.0 FT, MAJOR 7.5 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 19/08 PM   4.9/ 5.4   1.4/ 1.9   1.1/ 1.6    9-10     NONE
 20/09 AM   4.7/ 5.2   1.2/ 1.7   0.8/ 1.3     11      NONE
 20/09 PM   4.2/ 4.7   0.8/ 1.3   0.5/ 1.0    6-8      NONE
 21/09 AM   4.6/ 5.1   1.1/ 1.6   0.6/ 1.1     5       NONE
 21/10 PM   4.4/ 4.9   0.9/ 1.4   0.8/ 1.3    4-5      NONE
 22/10 AM   4.7/ 5.2   1.2/ 1.7   0.8/ 1.3    4-5      NONE

WESTERLY
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 5.0 FT, MODERATE 8.0 FT, MAJOR 9.5 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.9 FT, MODERATE 4.9 FT, MAJOR 6.4 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 19/09 PM   4.2/ 4.7   1.1/ 1.6   0.9/ 1.4    7-8      NONE
 20/09 AM   4.2/ 4.7   1.2/ 1.7   0.9/ 1.4    7-8      NONE
 20/10 PM   3.7/ 4.2   0.6/ 1.1   0.5/ 1.0    4-5      NONE
 21/10 AM   4.0/ 4.5   1.0/ 1.5   0.7/ 1.1     3       NONE
 21/11 PM   4.0/ 4.5   0.9/ 1.4   1.0/ 1.5     3       NONE
 22/11 AM   4.0/ 4.5   1.0/ 1.5   0.8/ 1.3     3       NONE

NEWPORT HARBOR
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 6.6 FT, MODERATE 9.0 FT, MAJOR 10.5 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.5 FT, MODERATE 5.9 FT, MAJOR 6.4 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 19/08 PM   5.7/ 6.2   1.7/ 2.2   1.1/ 1.6    2-3      NONE
 20/09 AM   5.6/ 6.1   1.5/ 2.0   0.8/ 1.3     3       NONE
 20/09 PM   5.0/ 5.5   0.9/ 1.4   0.4/ 0.9     3       NONE
 21/09 AM   5.4/ 5.9   1.3/ 1.8   0.6/ 1.1     3       NONE
 21/10 PM   5.1/ 5.6   1.0/ 1.5   0.8/ 1.3    2-3      NONE
 22/10 AM   5.4/ 5.9   1.3/ 1.8   0.8/ 1.3     2       NONE

WESTPORT
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 6.0 FT, MODERATE 8.0 FT, MAJOR 10.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.5 FT, MODERATE 4.5 FT, MAJOR 6.5 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 19/09 PM   4.9/ 5.4   1.4/ 1.9   1.1/ 1.6    6-7      NONE
 20/09 AM   4.7/ 5.2   1.3/ 1.8   0.8/ 1.3    7-8      NONE
 20/09 PM   4.2/ 4.7   0.7/ 1.1   0.4/ 0.9    4-5      NONE
 21/10 AM   4.5/ 5.0   1.0/ 1.5   0.6/ 1.1    3-6      NONE
 21/10 PM   4.2/ 4.7   0.8/ 1.3   0.8/ 1.3    3-5      NONE
 22/10 AM   4.5/ 5.0   1.0/ 1.5   0.7/ 1.1     3       NONE

FALL RIVER
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 7.0 FT, MODERATE 9.5 FT, MAJOR 12.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.3 FT, MODERATE 4.8 FT, MAJOR 7.3 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 19/08 PM   6.2/ 6.7   1.5/ 2.0   0.8/ 1.3    1-3      NONE
 20/09 AM   6.1/ 6.6   1.4/ 1.9   0.5/ 1.0    2-3      NONE
 20/09 PM   5.7/ 6.2   1.0/ 1.5   0.4/ 0.9     3       NONE
 21/10 AM   6.0/ 6.5   1.3/ 1.8   0.5/ 1.0     3       NONE
 21/10 PM   5.9/ 6.4   1.2/ 1.7   0.8/ 1.3    1-3      NONE
 22/10 AM   6.1/ 6.6   1.4/ 1.9   0.8/ 1.3     1       NONE

NEW BEDFORD - OUTSIDE HURRICANE BARRIER
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 6.5 FT, MODERATE 8.0 FT, MAJOR 10.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.6 FT, MODERATE 4.1 FT, MAJOR 6.1 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 19/08 PM   5.2/ 5.7   1.4/ 1.9   1.0/ 1.5    2-4      NONE
 20/09 AM   4.6/ 5.1   0.7/ 1.1   0.2/ 0.7    2-5      NONE
 20/09 PM   4.5/ 5.0   0.6/ 1.1   0.2/ 0.8    3-6      NONE
 21/09 AM   4.7/ 5.2   0.9/ 1.4   0.5/ 1.0    3-6      NONE
 21/10 PM   4.7/ 5.2   0.9/ 1.4   0.7/ 1.1    2-5      NONE
 22/10 AM   4.7/ 5.2   0.9/ 1.4   0.6/ 1.1     2       NONE

$$

MAZ007-200530-
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EASTERN ESSEX MA-
528 PM EDT TUE SEP 19 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT FRIDAY...

* LOCATION...COASTAL ESSEX COUNTY IN MASSACHUSETTS.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...WAVES FROM JOSE WILL RESULT IN HIGH
  SURF ALONG THE NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS COASTLINE. THIS WILL
  ALSO LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

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.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO THE BEACH
UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL...THEN SWIM BACK TO SHORE. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT UNTIL IT
DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM BACK TO SHORE OUTSIDE OF THE RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY INTO THE RIP CURRENT...IT CAN
EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

IN ADDITION...VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD STAY IN SAFE AREAS
WELL AWAY FROM POSSIBLE SPLASHOVER. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE
THAN TWICE THE AVERAGE WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO
THE WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN INJURY
THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

&&

&&

TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.

NEWBURYPORT
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 11.0 FT, MODERATE 12.5 FT, MAJOR 14.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.5 FT, MODERATE 3.0 FT, MAJOR 4.5 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 20/12 AM   9.0/ 9.5  -0.6/-0.1  -0.2/ 0.2    5-6      NONE
 20/12 PM   9.7/10.2   0.2/ 0.7   0.8/ 1.3    7-8      NONE
 21/01 AM   9.9/10.4   0.4/ 0.9   0.8/ 1.3     8       NONE
 21/01 PM   9.8/10.3   0.2/ 0.8   0.8/ 1.3     9       NONE
 22/01 AM   9.0/ 9.5  -0.6/-0.1   0.1/ 0.6    5-6      NONE
 22/02 PM   9.8/10.3   0.2/ 0.8   0.9/ 1.4     5       NONE

GLOUCESTER HARBOR
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 12.0 FT, MODERATE 14.5 FT, MAJOR 15.5 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.5 FT, MODERATE 5.0 FT, MAJOR 6.0 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 20/12 AM  10.8/11.3   1.3/ 1.8   0.4/ 0.9    5-7      NONE
 20/12 PM  10.8/11.3   1.3/ 1.8   0.8/ 1.3    8-9      NONE
 21/12 AM  11.2/11.7   1.7/ 2.2   1.0/ 1.5   10-11     NONE
 21/01 PM  11.1/11.6   1.6/ 2.0   1.0/ 1.5     11      NONE
 22/01 AM  10.7/11.2   1.2/ 1.7   0.7/ 1.1     9       NONE
 22/01 PM  10.9/11.4   1.4/ 1.9   0.9/ 1.4    8-9      NONE

$$

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