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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
354 AM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

MAZ020>024-RIZ006>008-230800-
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
NANTUCKET MA-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
354 AM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS
AND SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   HIGH SURF ADVISORY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

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High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
353 AM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR THE OCEAN EXPOSED BEACHES OF THE SOUTH
COAST INCLUDING THE CAPE AND ISLANDS TODAY...

MAZ020>024-RIZ006>008-221600-
/O.EXT.KBOX.SU.Y.0003.140922T1200Z-140922T2200Z/
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
NANTUCKET MA-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
353 AM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...OCEAN EXPOSED BEACHES OF THE SOUTH COAST INCLUDING
  THE CAPE AND ISLANDS.

* SURF HEIGHT...5 TO 10 FEET.

* TIMING...INTO THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS. ALSO
  VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL AWAY FROM
  POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. LARGE WAVES CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO THE
  WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA.

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 A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL.  ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES.  WATCH YOUR CHILDREN.  BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

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

&&

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