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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Taunton MA
414 AM EDT Sat Sep 23 2017

MAZ020-022>024-RIZ006>008-240815-
Southern Bristol MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA-
Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI-
414 AM EDT Sat Sep 23 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 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...Sunday through Friday.

A swell from Hurricane Maria will likely produce dangerous surf and
life-threatening rip currents along ocean exposed south coast beaches
from Monday through Friday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$



High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
401 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

MAZ007-019-020-022>024-RIZ006>008-231615-
/O.CON.KBOX.SU.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-170923T2200Z/
EASTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
BLOCK ISLAND RI-
401 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...ALONG OCEAN EXPOSED SOUTH AND EAST FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

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

* SHORELINE IMPACTS...AREAS OF LINGERING BEACH EROSION.

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.

$$

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