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000 WHUS41 KBOX 200910 CFWBOX COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 510 AM EDT WED SEP 20 2017 MAZ019-201715- /O.CON.KBOX.SU.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-170922T1200Z/ /O.CON.KBOX.CF.Y.0015.170920T1500Z-170921T1900Z/ EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA- 510 AM EDT WED SEP 20 2017 ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT FRIDAY... ...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING 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 MIDDAY HIGH TIDE...THE HIGH TIDE TONIGHT...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 $$ MAZ007-020-RIZ006-007-201715- /O.CON.KBOX.SU.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-170922T1200Z/ EASTERN ESSEX MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI- 510 AM EDT WED SEP 20 2017 ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS 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...EROSION OF SANDY BLUFFS IS EXPECTED. 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 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 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 $$ FOR THE LATEST UPDATES...PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBPAGE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSBOSTON YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT @NWSBOSTON

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