Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
743 AM EDT FRI MAY 15 2015

...SURF ZONE FORECAST...

OUR TWICE DAILY SURF ZONE FORECAST BEGAN TODAY, MAY 15TH /530 AM
FOR TODAY AND AROUND 830 PM FOR TOMORROW/. SINGLE ZONE FORECASTS
THIS YEAR ARE IN ADVANCE OF WHAT SHOULD BE AN IMPROVED
PROBABILISTIC RIP CURRENT FORECAST BEGINNING HERE BETWEEN
2016-2018. MIAMI IS ALREADY ISSUING THIS AS EXPERIMENTAL. MORE ON
THAT IN JUNE.

MEANWHILE, THE AVAILABILITY OF OUR TRADITIONAL GRAPHICAL
DEPICTION OF THE SURF ZONE FORECAST RISK MAY BE A WEEK WHILE WE DO
SOME REPROGRAMMING. THE ALPHANUMERIC POSTS WITH NO PROBLEMS.

NO MATTER WHAT RIP CURRENT RISK OUR LESS THAN PERFECT SCIENCE
OFFERS, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT LIVES WILL BE LOST SWIMMING AT
TYPICALLY UNGUARDED LOCATIONS /JETTIES/PIERS/ OR ON BEACHES WHEN
LIFEGUARDS ARE NOT PRESENT.

WHEN THE LIFEGUARDS/BEACH PATROLS ARE NOT PRESENT, INSTANT LIFE
SAVING RESCUE IS MUCH LESS LIKELY. YOU CANT COUNT ON BYSTANDERS TO
SAVE YOU. UNEXPECTEDLY ASPIRATING SEA WATER WHILE FINDING YOURSELF
BEING DRAWN AWAY FROM THE SAFETY OF THE BEACH CAN QUICKLY RESULT
IN A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION.

REMAIN CALM AND RIDE IT OUT, OR ATTEMPT TO SWIM PARALLEL OUT OF
THE SEAWARD MOVING CURRENT /CUTS THROUGH THE BREAKING SURF AND
THEREFORE THE RIP LOOKS MISLEADINGLY CALM/. MOST OF THESE SEAWARD
MOVING RIP CURRENTS TEND TO EVENTUALLY CURL PART WAY BACK TO
SHORE.

BOTTOM LINE...FOR SAFETY SAKE, DON`T SWIM NEXT TO JETTIES OR AT
ANY UNGUARDED BEACHES.

THIS YEAR WE ARE NOT ASSIGNING SWIMMING ABILITY WITH RISK.

WATER TEMPERATURES ALONG THE ATLANTIC COASTS ARE QUITE VARIABLE
FROM THE MID 50S TO MID 60S.

RIP CURRENT AWARENESS WEEK FOR NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE IS JUNE
7-13.

SWIM IN THE PRESENCE OF LIFEGUARDS.

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