Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1027 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

NCZ107-231800-
/O.NEW.KILM.CF.Y.0039.170923T1600Z-170923T1800Z/
INLAND NEW HANOVER-
1027 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON.

* LOCATION...THE LOWER CAPE FEAR RIVER INCLUDING DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON
  AND THE BATTLESHIP PARK.

* COASTAL FLOODING...THE DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON RIVER GAUGE WILL CREST
  WITH HIGH TIDE NEAR 5.7 FEET ABOVE MEAN LOWER LOW WATER.

* TIMING...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED FOR A COUPLE HOURS
  AROUND HIGH TIDE EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ABOUT A HALF OF FOOT WATER WILL COVER PORTIONS OF
  U.S.S. NORTH CAROLINA ROAD, BATTLESHIP DRIVE, AND PORTIONS OF
  WATER STREET NEAR THE INTERSECTION WITH MARKET STREET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES WILL
COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

$$

NCZ106-108-110-SCZ054-056-231830-
/O.CON.KILM.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-170924T0000Z/
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-COASTAL HORRY-
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
1027 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...ALL AREA BEACHES.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...AT THE PENDER...NEW HANOVER...AND EASTERN BRUNSWICK
  COUNTY BEACHES SURF HEIGHTS WILL BE 4 TO 6 FEET. AT THE BEACHES
  FROM WESTERN BRUNSWICK COUNTY SOUTH TO HORRY AND GEORGETOWN
  COUNTIES THE SURF WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET.

* TIMING AND TIDES...STRONG RIP CURRENTS CAN OCCUR AT ANY TIME BUT
  WILL BE ESPECIALLY STRONG A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE
  WHICH WILL OCCUR FROM 430 TO 500 PM.

* OTHER HAZARDS...NONE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS
ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE, WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS, JETTIES
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS, AND PAY ATTENTION TO BEACH
PATROL FLAGS AND SIGNS.

&&

$$

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