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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
329 PM EDT Fri Sep 22 2017

DEZ004-NJZ014-024>026-231930-
Delaware Beaches-Eastern Monmouth-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-
Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
329 PM EDT Fri Sep 22 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Delaware, central
New Jersey and southern New Jersey.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   High Rip Current Risk.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

A moderate or high risk for the formation of dangerous rip currents
will continue through at least Wednesday with the risk increasing
again, especially next Tuesday and Wednesday as southeasterly swells
from Hurricane Maria build the surf height to a possible range of 6
to 8 feet on our beaches.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$



Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR PA...NJ...DE...AND MD
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
327 PM EDT FRI SEP 22 2017

...A MODERATE OR HIGH RISK FOR THE FORMATION OF DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS IS EXPECTED THROUGH AT LEAST THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK...

.SWELLS FROM JOSE ARE STILL MAKING IT DANGEROUS TO SWIM OFF OUR
NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE BEACHES, DESPITE THE PLEASURE OF ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND WARM OCEAN WATERS. FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF
LOCAL OFFICIALS. DO NOT VENTURE MORE THAN ANKLE DEEP INTO THE
WATER. THE WATERS WILL PROBABLY GET ROUGHER LATE THIS WEEKEND OR
EARLY NEXT WEEK WHEN LONG PERIOD AND SLOWLY BUILDING SWELLS FROM
HURRICANE MARIA ARRIVE. THESE WILL CREATE A SOMEWHAT CHAOTIC MIX
OF SURF ON OUR BEACHES AS THE SWELLS FROM MARIA INTERACT WITH THE
SLOWLY DECAYING SWELLS OF WHAT WAS TROPICAL CYCLONE JOSE.

DEZ004-NJZ024-025-230200-
/O.EXP.KPHI.CF.Y.0022.000000T0000Z-170922T1900Z/
/O.CON.KPHI.RP.S.0013.000000T0000Z-170923T0200Z/
DELAWARE BEACHES-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-COASTAL ATLANTIC-
327 PM EDT FRI SEP 22 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED...

* LOCATION...THE COASTS OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE.

* RISK OF RIP CURRENTS...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...4 TO 5 FEET.

* TIMING AND TIDES...LOW TIDE IS OCCURING THROUGH 5 PM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND
FLOAT. DO NOT SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT, SWIM IN A DIRECTION
FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND
CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.

&&

$$



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