Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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WHUS41 KAKQ 272109
CFWAKQ

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
509 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

MDZ025-VAZ099-100-280900-
/O.EXT.KAKQ.BH.S.0008.000000T0000Z-140829T0000Z/
MARYLAND BEACHES-ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON VA-
509 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK.

* TIMING...THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* WAVES AND SURF...3 TO 4 FEET THIS EVENING...BUILDING TO 5 TO 6
  FEET THURSDAY MORNING...DIMINISHING TO 3 TO 4 FEET LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MEANS WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS
SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS...ESPECIALLY
IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES...PIERS...AND SANDBARS. THESE RIP
CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE-THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS WITH OUTGOING TIDES WHICH IMPROVE RIP
CURRENT FORMATION. ALL BEACH GOERS SHOULD REMAIN AWARE OF
INHERENT DANGERS WHEN ENTERING THE SURF INCLUDING SWIFT LONGSHORE
CURRENTS...POUNDING SHORE BREAK AND SHALLOW SAND BARS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE STRONG...NARROW CHANNELS OF WATER THAT FLOW OUT
TO SEA. IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...REMAIN CALM. TRY
TO SWIM ON A COURSE THAT IS PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL YOU GET
AWAY FROM THE RIP...THEN SWIM AT AN ANGLE IN TO SHORE. DO NOT TRY
TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE RIP...SINCE IT CAN
EXHAUST AND EVEN KILL THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

ALWAYS HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND
SIGNS POSTED NEAR BEACH ACCESS POINTS AND LIFEGUARD STATIONS.

&&

$$

NCZ102-VAZ098-280900-
/O.EXT.KAKQ.BH.S.0007.000000T0000Z-140829T0000Z/
OUTER BANKS CURRITUCK-VIRGINIA BEACH-
509 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* WAVES AND SURF...5 TO 6 FEET THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...DIMINISHING
  TO 3 TO 4 FEET THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MEANS WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS
SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS...ESPECIALLY
IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES...PIERS...AND SANDBARS. THESE RIP
CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE-THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS WITH OUTGOING TIDES WHICH IMPROVE RIP
CURRENT FORMATION. ALL BEACH GOERS SHOULD REMAIN AWARE OF
INHERENT DANGERS WHEN ENTERING THE SURF INCLUDING SWIFT LONGSHORE
CURRENTS...POUNDING SHORE BREAK AND SHALLOW SAND BARS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE STRONG...NARROW CHANNELS OF WATER THAT FLOW OUT
TO SEA. IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...REMAIN CALM. TRY
TO SWIM ON A COURSE THAT IS PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL YOU GET
AWAY FROM THE RIP...THEN SWIM AT AN ANGLE INTO SHORE. DO NOT TRY
TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE RIP...SINCE IT CAN
EXHAUST AND EVEN KILL THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

ALWAYS HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND
SIGNS POSTED NEAR BEACH ACCESS POINTS AND LIFEGUARD STATIONS.

DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK OF 4 FEET OR GREATER CAN CAUSE NECK AND
SPINAL INJURIES...AFFECTING EVEN THE MOST ABLE SWIMMERS. SHORE
BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH POTENTIALLY
CAUSING NECK AND HEAD INJURIES.

&&

$$


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