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
431 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...ATLANTIC OCEAN WATERS ALONG THE NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE BEACHES
WILL BE ROUGH AT TIMES THIS WEEK AND POSSIBLY THROUGH THE LABOR DAY
WEEKEND AS WELL...

.A COMBINATION OF PROBABLE MULTIPLE TROPICAL CYCLONES OF VARYING
INTENSITY IN THE ATLANTIC BASIN...WELL TO THE SOUTHEAST OF NEW
JERSEY AND DELAWARE THIS WEEK...AND PERIODS OF ONSHORE WIND...WILL
NOTICEABLY INCREASE THE DANGER FOR THE FORMATION OF RIP CURRENTS.
TODAY`S ROUGH CONDITIONS WILL LINGER INTO WEDNESDAY BEFORE TEMPORARY
IMPROVEMENT THURSDAY. HOWEVER, ANOTHER EXTENDED PERIOD OF ROUGH
SURF ZONE CONDITIONS IS LIKELY TO DEVELOP FRIDAY OR SATURDAY,
POSSIBLY LINGERING THROUGH LABOR DAY.

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DELAWARE BEACHES-EASTERN MONMOUTH-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-
COASTAL ATLANTIC-COASTAL OCEAN-
431 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

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

IF GOING TO THE SHORE TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...BE ALERT FOR DANGEROUS
RIP CURRENTS AND SWIM ONLY IN DESIGNATED AREAS PATROLLED BY LIFEGUARDS.

EASTERLY SWELLS TODAY WILL BE ABOUT A FOOT HIGHER THAN YESTERDAY,
WITH BREAKERS IN EXCESS OF 4 FEET EXPECTED TO MAKE IT NOTICEABLY
ROUGHER IN THE SURF ZONE AS COMPARED TO 24 HOURS AGO.

WHILE THE SWELLS WILL DECREASE EVER SO SLOWLY WEDNESDAY, A MODERATE
RISK FOR THE FORMATION OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL PROBABLY
CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING.

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

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.

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.

$$

DRAG



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