Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
804 PM EDT FRI SEP 22 2017

...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND SHORE BREAK ALL BEACHES THROUGH
SATURDAY...

.DIMINISHING LONG PERIOD SWELL FROM POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE JOSE
COMBINED WITH BUILDING SWELL FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE MARIA WILL
PRODUCE A HIGH RIP CURRENT THREAT WITH DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK ALONG
THE COAST THROUGH SATURDAY.

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804 PM EDT FRI SEP 22 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY
MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS
  SHORE BREAK.

* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS
  IS A COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE, WHICH WILL OCCUR
  AROUND 430 PM SATURDAY.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 5 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM. DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT.
SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. WHEN OUT OF THE
CURRENT, SWIM BACK TO SHORE. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL
OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND
CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.

SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK
DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. THE MOST COMMON INJURIES WITH STRONG SHORE
BREAK ARE NECK AND BACK INJURIES, WHICH MOST OFTEN OCCUR WHEN THE
POWERFUL SURF THROWS A SWIMMER OR SURFER HEAD FIRST INTO THE
BOTTOM. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK
WHENEVER YOU ARE IN BREAKING WAVES BY KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN FRONT
OF YOU AT ALL TIMES.

&&

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804 PM EDT FRI SEP 22 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS
  SHORE BREAK.

* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS
  IS A COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE, WHICH WILL OCCUR
  AROUND 430 PM SATURDAY.

* SURF HEIGHT...4 TO 7 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM. DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT.
SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. WHEN OUT OF THE
CURRENT, SWIM BACK TO SHORE. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL
OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND
CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.

SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. THE
MOST COMMON INJURIES WITH STRONG SHORE BREAK ARE NECK AND BACK
INJURIES, WHICH MOST OFTEN OCCUR WHEN THE POWERFUL SURF THROWS A
SWIMMER OR SURFER HEAD FIRST INTO THE BOTTOM. IT IS EXTREMELY
IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK WHENEVER YOU ARE IN
BREAKING WAVES BY KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN FRONT OF YOU AT ALL
TIMES.

&&

$$



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