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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
138 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK...

.HURRICANE CRISTOBAL WILL MOVE FARTHER OUT TO SEA THIS AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...LONG PERIOD SWELLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE STORM WILL BRING
A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK TO THE BEACHES OF DELAWARE AND NEW JERSEY
INTO THIS EVENING.

DEZ004-NJZ014-024>026-290300-
/O.CON.KPHI.RP.S.0006.000000T0000Z-140829T0300Z/
DELAWARE BEACHES-EASTERN MONMOUTH-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-
COASTAL ATLANTIC-COASTAL OCEAN-
138 PM EDT THU AUG 28 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...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL EXIST IN THE SURF AND
  THEY WILL PRESENT A SERIOUS THREAT TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE
  WATER.

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. DO NOT ATTEMPT
TO ENTER THE WATER IF LIFE GUARDS ARE NOT PRESENT.

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