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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
1143 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK...

.HURRICANE CRISTOBAL IS FORECAST TO PASS WELL TO THE SOUTHEAST OF
THE DELAWARE AND NEW JERSEY COASTS TONIGHT. HOWEVER... LONG
PERIOD SWELLS WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD OUTWARD FROM THE STORM AND
THEY WILL IMPACT THE DELAWARE BEACHES AND THE JERSEY SHORE
THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

DEZ004-NJZ014-024>026-272345-
/O.CON.KPHI.RP.S.0005.000000T0000Z-140828T0300Z/
DELAWARE BEACHES-EASTERN MONMOUTH-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-
COASTAL ATLANTIC-COASTAL OCEAN-
1143 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...THE NEW JERSEY SHORE AND THE DELAWARE BEACHES.

* RISK OF RIP CURRENTS...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 5 FEET.

* IMPACTS...BEACH PATROLS ARE REPORTING SWIMMING RESTRICTIONS AT
  SEVERAL OF THE NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE BEACHES. THE SWELLS AND
  ASSOCIATED RIP CURRENTS WILL INCREASE FURTHER THROUGH TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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. THEY 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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