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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
946 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

MDZ025-VAZ099-100-272200-
/O.CON.KAKQ.BH.S.0008.000000T0000Z-140828T0000Z/
MARYLAND BEACHES-ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON VA-
946 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS.

* TIMING...ALL DAY TODAY BUT MOST NOTICEABLE WITHIN A FEW HOURS
  OF LOW TIDE.

* WAVES AND SURF...3 TO 4 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MEANS WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS
SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS...ESPECIALLY
IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES...PIERS...AND SANDBARS. THESE RIP
CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE-THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS WITH OUTGOING TIDES WHICH IMPROVE RIP
CURRENT FORMATION. ALL BEACH GOERS SHOULD REMAIN AWARE OF
INHERENT DANGERS WHEN ENTERING THE SURF INCLUDING SWIFT LONGSHORE
CURRENTS...POUNDING SHORE BREAK AND SHALLOW SAND BARS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE STRONG...NARROW CHANNELS OF WATER THAT FLOW OUT
TO SEA. IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...REMAIN CALM. TRY
TO SWIM ON A COURSE THAT IS PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL YOU GET
AWAY FROM THE RIP...THEN SWIM AT AN ANGLE IN TO SHORE. DO NOT TRY
TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE RIP...SINCE IT CAN
EXHAUST AND EVEN KILL THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

ALWAYS HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND
SIGNS POSTED NEAR BEACH ACCESS POINTS AND LIFEGUARD STATIONS.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
322 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

MDZ025-280730-
MARYLAND BEACHES-
322 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE OF
MARYLAND.

.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.

   BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT.
   AIR QUALITY ALERT.
   HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$



Air Quality Alert

MDZ021>025-272100-
DORCHESTER-WICOMICO-SOMERSET-INLAND WORCESTER-MARYLAND BEACHES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAMBRIDGE...SALISBURY...CRISFIELD...
PRINCESS ANNE...SNOW HILL...OCEAN CITY
455 PM EDT TUE AUG 26 2014

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT EDT
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT HAS ISSUED A CODE ORANGE
AIR QUALITY ALERT ACROSS THE MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE...FOR GROUND
LEVEL OZONE...IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT EDT
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

AIR QUALITY IS EXPECTED TO REACH CODE ORANGE...WHICH IS UNHEALTHY
FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS...AND MEANS INDIVIDUALS WITH RESPIRATORY
AND/OR HEART AILMENTS...OLDER ADULTS...AND CHILDREN SHOULD REDUCE
PROLONGED OR HEAVY OUTDOOR EXERTION.

AN AIR QUALITY ALERT MEANS THAT GROUND LEVEL OZONE CONCENTRATIONS
WITHIN THE REGION MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED UNHEALTHY STANDARDS. FOR
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...PLEASE VISIT THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE
ENVIRONMENT WEB SITE AT HTTP://WWW.MDE.STATE.MD.US/AIR...OR CALL THE
MARYLAND AIR QUALITY HOTLINE AT 4 1 0...5 3 7...3 2 4 7.

$$

JFOSTER







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