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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
812 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...A COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS LIKELY TO PRODUCE AN EXTENDED
PERIOD OF MODERATE OR HIGH RISK FOR THE FORMATION OF DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS AS WELL AS CONSIDERABLE SURF...

.THE HIGH RISK ISSUANCE FOR THE DELAWARE BEACHES MAY NEED TO BE
EXPANDED NORTHWARD TO THE NEW JERSEY ATLANTIC BEACHES FOR WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON AND POSSIBLY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AS WELL.

DEZ004-241000-
/O.NEW.KPHI.RP.S.0009.140924T1200Z-140925T0400Z/
DELAWARE BEACHES-
812 PM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* LOCATION...COASTAL ATLANTIC DELAWARE.

* RISK OF RIP CURRENTS...HIGH

* SURF HEIGHT...5 TO 7 FEET.

* TIMING...DEVELOPING WEDNESDAY MORNING AND LASTING INTO WEDNESDAY
  NIGHT.

* WEATHER...A WIND SWEPT RAIN SHOULD BEGIN DURING WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
  ALONG PORTIONS OF THE DELAWARE ATLANTIC COAST.

* WINDS...EASTERLY GUSTING TO 30 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IMPLIES THAT WIND AND/OR WAVE
CONDITIONS WILL SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIPS
CURRENTS. THESE RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE
WHO ENTERS THE SURF. 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 THE BEACH PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

&&

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