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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1242 PM EDT WED SEP 20 2017

MAZ019-210045-
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EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
1242 PM EDT WED SEP 20 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT FRIDAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT FRIDAY...

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...1 TO 2 FEET.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WITH POCKETS OF
  A FOOT OR LESS OF INUNDATION ALONG THE MOST VULNERABLE SHORE
  ROADS.

* LOCATION...COASTAL PLYMOUTH COUNTY IN MASSACHUSETTS FROM HULL
  TO PLYMOUTH.

* TIMING...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING NEAR THE TIME OF THE EARLY
  AFTERNOON AND LATE NIGHT HIGH TIDES THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY
  MORNING. HIGH SURF WILL PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...WAVES GENERATED BY THE WINDS ABOUT
  JOSE WILL RESULT IN HIGH SURF ALONG THE HULL TO PLYMOUTH
  COASTLINE. THIS WILL ALSO LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS...EROSION OF SANDY BLUFFS IS EXPECTED SUCH
  AS ALONG THE MANOMET SHORE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER...AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO THE BEACH
UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL...THEN SWIM BACK TO SHORE. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT UNTIL IT
DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM BACK TO SHORE OUTSIDE OF THE RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY INTO THE RIP CURRENT...IT CAN
EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

IN ADDITION...VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD STAY IN SAFE AREAS
WELL AWAY FROM POSSIBLE SPLASHOVER. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE
THAN TWICE THE AVERAGE WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH CAN SWEEP A PERSON
INTO THE WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA.
FALLING INTO TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR MINOR COASTAL FLOODING OF
THE MOST VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR BASEMENTS DUE TO THE
HEIGHT OF STORM TIDE OR WAVE SPLASHOVER. THE MAJORITY OF ROADS
REMAIN PASSABLE WITH ONLY ISOLATED CLOSURES. THERE IS NO
SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO LIFE...AND IMPACT ON PROPERTY IS MINIMAL.

&&

&&

TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.

SCITUATE
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 11.5 FT, MODERATE 14.0 FT, MAJOR 16.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.8 FT, MODERATE 4.3 FT, MAJOR 6.3 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 20/12 PM  11.3/11.8   1.6/ 2.0   1.3/ 1.8    7-8      NONE
 21/12 AM  11.5/12.0   1.8/ 2.2   1.3/ 1.8    8-9     MINOR
 21/01 PM  11.7/12.2   2.0/ 2.5   1.7/ 2.2     11     MINOR
 22/01 AM  11.5/12.0   1.8/ 2.2   1.6/ 2.0   12-13    MINOR
 22/02 PM  11.4/11.9   1.7/ 2.2   1.5/ 2.0    7-8     MINOR
 23/02 AM  10.9/11.4   1.2/ 1.7   1.3/ 1.8     6       NONE

$$

MAZ007-020-RIZ006-007-210045-
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EASTERN ESSEX MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
1242 PM EDT WED SEP 20 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT FRIDAY...

* LOCATION...ALONG THE RHODE ISLAND OCEAN EXPOSED COAST FROM
  WESTERLY TO NEWPORT AND TO THE WESTPORT SHORELINE IN
  MASSACHUSETTS. ALSO ALONG THE ESSEX COUNTY OCEAN EXPOSED
  COASTLINE OF NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS FROM SWAMPSCOTT TO
  SALISBURY.

* TIMING...THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...LARGE WAVES FROM JOSE WILL RESULT IN
  HIGH SURF ALONG THE OCEAN EXPOSED COASTLINE. THIS WILL ALSO
  LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS... BEACH EROSION WILL PERSIST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER...AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO THE BEACH
UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL...THEN SWIM BACK TO SHORE. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT UNTIL IT
DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM BACK TO SHORE OUTSIDE OF THE RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY INTO THE RIP CURRENT...IT CAN
EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

IN ADDITION...VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD STAY IN SAFE AREAS
WELL AWAY FROM POSSIBLE SPLASHOVER. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE
THAN TWICE THE AVERAGE WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO
THE WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN INJURY
THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

&&

&&

TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.

POINT JUDITH
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 8.0 FT, MODERATE 9.5 FT, MAJOR 11.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 4.5 FT, MODERATE 6.0 FT, MAJOR 7.5 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 20/09 PM   4.2/ 4.7   0.8/ 1.3   0.5/ 1.0    6-8      NONE
 21/09 AM   4.6/ 5.1   1.1/ 1.6   0.6/ 1.1     5       NONE
 21/10 PM   4.6/ 5.1   1.1/ 1.6   1.0/ 1.5    5-6      NONE
 22/10 AM   4.7/ 5.2   1.2/ 1.7   0.8/ 1.3    5-6      NONE
 22/10 PM   4.0/ 4.5   0.5/ 1.0   0.6/ 1.1     5       NONE

WESTERLY
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 5.0 FT, MODERATE 8.0 FT, MAJOR 9.5 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.9 FT, MODERATE 4.9 FT, MAJOR 6.4 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 20/10 PM   3.7/ 4.2   0.6/ 1.1   0.5/ 1.0    4-5      NONE
 21/10 AM   4.0/ 4.5   1.0/ 1.5   0.7/ 1.1    3-4      NONE
 21/11 PM   4.0/ 4.5   1.0/ 1.5   1.1/ 1.6    3-4      NONE
 22/11 AM   4.0/ 4.5   1.0/ 1.5   0.8/ 1.3    4-5      NONE
 22/11 PM   3.6/ 4.1   0.5/ 1.0   0.7/ 1.1     4       NONE

NEWBURYPORT
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 11.0 FT, MODERATE 12.5 FT, MAJOR 14.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.5 FT, MODERATE 3.0 FT, MAJOR 4.5 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 20/12 PM   9.7/10.2   0.2/ 0.7   0.8/ 1.3    6-7      NONE
 21/01 AM   9.9/10.4   0.4/ 0.9   0.8/ 1.3    7-8      NONE
 21/01 PM   9.8/10.3   0.2/ 0.8   0.8/ 1.3    8-9      NONE
 22/01 AM   9.0/ 9.5  -0.6/-0.1   0.1/ 0.6    9-11     NONE
 22/02 PM   9.8/10.3   0.2/ 0.8   0.9/ 1.4    5-6      NONE
 23/02 AM   9.4/ 9.9  -0.2/ 0.3   0.8/ 1.3     5       NONE

GLOUCESTER HARBOR
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 12.0 FT, MODERATE 14.5 FT, MAJOR 15.5 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.5 FT, MODERATE 5.0 FT, MAJOR 6.0 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 20/12 PM  10.8/11.3   1.3/ 1.8   0.8/ 1.3    7-8      NONE
 21/12 AM  11.2/11.7   1.7/ 2.2   1.0/ 1.5     9       NONE
 21/01 PM  11.1/11.6   1.6/ 2.0   1.0/ 1.5   10-11     NONE
 22/01 AM  10.7/11.2   1.2/ 1.7   0.7/ 1.1   12-13     NONE
 22/01 PM  10.9/11.4   1.4/ 1.9   0.9/ 1.4     9       NONE
 23/02 AM  10.4/10.9   0.9/ 1.4   0.8/ 1.3     7       NONE

NEWPORT HARBOR
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 6.6 FT, MODERATE 9.0 FT, MAJOR 10.5 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.5 FT, MODERATE 5.9 FT, MAJOR 6.4 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 20/09 PM   5.0/ 5.5   0.9/ 1.4   0.4/ 0.9     3       NONE
 21/09 AM   5.2/ 5.7   1.2/ 1.7   0.5/ 1.0     3       NONE
 21/10 PM   5.2/ 5.7   1.2/ 1.7   1.0/ 1.5     3       NONE
 22/10 AM   5.5/ 6.0   1.4/ 1.9   0.9/ 1.4     3       NONE
 22/10 PM   4.7/ 5.2   0.7/ 1.1   0.7/ 1.1     2       NONE

WESTPORT
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 6.0 FT, MODERATE 8.0 FT, MAJOR 10.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.5 FT, MODERATE 4.5 FT, MAJOR 6.5 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 20/09 PM   4.2/ 4.7   0.7/ 1.1   0.4/ 0.9    4-6      NONE
 21/10 AM   4.5/ 5.0   1.0/ 1.5   0.6/ 1.1    3-6      NONE
 21/10 PM   4.5/ 5.0   1.0/ 1.5   0.9/ 1.4     6       NONE
 22/10 AM   4.5/ 5.0   1.0/ 1.5   0.7/ 1.1    4-6      NONE
 22/11 PM   3.9/ 4.4   0.4/ 0.9   0.5/ 1.0     5       NONE

FALL RIVER
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 7.0 FT, MODERATE 9.5 FT, MAJOR 12.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.3 FT, MODERATE 4.8 FT, MAJOR 7.3 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 20/09 PM   5.7/ 6.2   1.0/ 1.5   0.4/ 0.9     3       NONE
 21/10 AM   6.0/ 6.5   1.3/ 1.8   0.5/ 1.0     3       NONE
 21/10 PM   6.0/ 6.5   1.3/ 1.8   0.9/ 1.4     3       NONE
 22/10 AM   6.1/ 6.6   1.4/ 1.9   0.8/ 1.3     3       NONE
 22/11 PM   5.4/ 5.9   0.7/ 1.1   0.7/ 1.1     2       NONE

NEW BEDFORD - OUTSIDE HURRICANE BARRIER
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 6.5 FT, MODERATE 8.0 FT, MAJOR 10.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.6 FT, MODERATE 4.1 FT, MAJOR 6.1 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT       FT      IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 20/09 PM   4.5/ 5.0   0.6/ 1.1   0.2/ 0.8    3-6      NONE
 21/09 AM   4.7/ 5.2   0.8/ 1.3   0.4/ 0.9    3-6      NONE
 21/10 PM   4.9/ 5.4   1.0/ 1.5   0.8/ 1.3     5       NONE
 22/10 AM   4.7/ 5.2   0.9/ 1.4   0.6/ 1.1    3-5      NONE
 22/10 PM   4.4/ 4.9   0.5/ 1.0   0.5/ 1.0     4       NONE

$$

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