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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR PA...NJ...DE...AND MD
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
354 PM EDT TUE SEP 26 2017

DEZ004-NJZ024-025-271000-
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DELAWARE BEACHES-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-COASTAL ATLANTIC-
354 PM EDT TUE SEP 26 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...

* LOCATION...THE BEACHES OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE.

* RISK OF RIP CURRENTS...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...4 TO 8 FEET.

* TIDES...LOW TIDE OCCURS THIS EVENING...HIGH TIDE OCCURS
  OVERNIGHT...LOW TIDE OCCURS EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING AND HIGH
  TIDE OCCURS EARLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SURF AND BEACH EROSION.

* OUTLOOK...THE THREAT FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL LIKELY BE
  HIGH FOR MUCH OF THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
IMPLIES THAT WIND AND/OR WAVE CONDITIONS WILL SUPPORT THE
DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS. THESE RIP CURRENTS WILL
BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

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NJZ014-026-271000-
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EASTERN MONMOUTH-COASTAL OCEAN-
354 PM EDT TUE SEP 26 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...

* LOCATION...THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL BEACHES NEW JERSEY.

* RISK OF RIP CURRENTS...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 5 FEET.

* TIDES...LOW TIDE OCCURS THIS EVENING...HIGH TIDE OCCURS
  OVERNIGHT...LOW TIDE OCCURS EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING AND HIGH
  TIDE OCCURS EARLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* OUTLOOK...THE THREAT FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL LIKELY BE
  HIGH FOR MUCH OF THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND
FLOAT. DO NOT SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT, SWIM IN A DIRECTION
FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND
CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
IMPLIES THAT WIND AND/OR WAVE CONDITIONS WILL SUPPORT THE
DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP 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...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

&&

$$



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