Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR PENNSYLVANIA...NEW JERSEY...DELAWARE...
AND MARYLAND
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
837 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WITH ROUGH SURF CONDITIONS CONTINUE
AT THE NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE BEACHES THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND
POSSIBLY THROUGH THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND...

.A COMBINATION OF SOME TROPICAL CYCLONES OF VARYING INTENSITY IN
THE ATLANTIC BASIN...WELL TO THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF NEW JERSEY
AND DELAWARE THIS WEEK...AND PERIODS OF ONSHORE WIND...WILL
NOTICEABLY INCREASE THE DANGER FOR THE FORMATION OF RIP CURRENTS.
ROUGH SURF CONDITIONS WILL LINGER THROUGH WEDNESDAY BEFORE
TEMPORARY IMPROVEMENT IS ANTICIPATED FOR THURSDAY.
HOWEVER...ANOTHER EXTENDED PERIOD OF ROUGH SURF ZONE CONDITIONS IS
LIKELY TO DEVELOP FRIDAY OR SATURDAY...POSSIBLY LINGERING THROUGH
LABOR DAY.

DEZ004-NJZ014-024>026-311000-
/O.CON.KPHI.BH.S.0001.000000T0000Z-160901T0000Z/
DELAWARE BEACHES-EASTERN MONMOUTH-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-
COASTAL ATLANTIC-COASTAL OCEAN-
837 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

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

THROUGH WEDNESDAY...THERE REMAINS A MODERATE RISK FOR THE
FORMATION OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AS LONG PERIOD SWELLS
CONTINUE TO ROLL IN. THIS IS RESULTING IN ROUGH SURF CONDITIONS.

THE LARGE BREAKERS IN THE BEACH SWIMMING ZONE CAN KNOCK SWIMMERS
AND WADERS INTO THE SAND...CAUSING INJURY.

IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED TO SWIM ONLY IN DESIGNATED AREAS WATCHED
BY LIFEGUARDS. SWIMMING AFTER THE LIFEGUARDS GO HOME OR WHERE
LIFEGUARDS DO NOT HAVE YOU IN SIGHT RAISES THE RISK OF INJURY OR
DEATH DUE TO RIP CURRENTS. SOME BEACHES HOWEVER MAY NO LONGER
HAVE LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY NOW THAT IT IS LATE IN THE SEASON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES AND OTHER HAZARDS
CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION
SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.

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MPS/GORSE


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