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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
407 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

MDZ025-VAZ099-100-280000-
/O.EXT.KAKQ.BH.S.0008.140827T0807Z-140828T0000Z/
MARYLAND BEACHES-ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON VA-
407 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

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

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS.

* TIMING...ALL DAY WEDNESDAY BUT MOST NOTICEABLE WITHIN A FEW
  HOURS OF LOW TIDE.

* WAVES AND SURF...3 TO 4 FEET.

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-VAZ098-280000-
/O.CON.KAKQ.BH.S.0007.000000T0000Z-140828T0000Z/
OUTER BANKS CURRITUCK-VIRGINIA BEACH-
407 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

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

* TIMING...THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* WAVES AND SURF...4 TO 5 FEET NORTH TO AROUND 6 FEET SOUTH.

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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