Special Weather Statement
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WWUS82 KILM 280129

National Weather Service WILMINGTON NC
929 PM EDT Mon Mar 27 2017

Coastal Pender-Coastal New Hanover-Coastal Brunswick-
Coastal Horry-Coastal Georgetown-
Including the cities of Surf City, Masonboro, Myrtle Grove,
Ogden, Carolina Beach, Seagate, Oak Island, Long Beach,
Southport, Sunset Beach, Myrtle Beach, Socastee,
North Myrtle Beach, Garden City, Little River, Georgetown,
and Murrells Inlet
929 PM EDT Mon Mar 27 2017

...Increased Rip Current Threat for both NC and SC Beaches during

Increasing surf conditions across all beaches during Tuesday will
result with an increase to the number and strength of rip
currents. Although, the surf zone forecast has not officially
started, the rip current threat would be similar to a Moderate
Rip Current Risk. The peak occurrence of rip currents occurs
within a 4 hour window centered on low tide. For the NC beaches,
low tides for Tuesday will occur around 815 am and 830 pm. And the
low tides for the SC Beaches will occur around 830 am and 845 pm.

With an increase in beach-goes during times of warm weather
this early Spring season, statements like these may be needed
outside the official surf zone forecast which begins April 14,


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