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Beach Hazards Statement


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

MDZ025-VAZ099-100-280000-
/O.EXT.KAKQ.BH.S.0008.140827T0807Z-140828T0000Z/
MARYLAND BEACHES-ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON VA-
407 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

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

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS.

* TIMING...ALL DAY WEDNESDAY 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.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
600 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

VAZ050>052-055-056-501-502-271300-
ORANGE-CULPEPER-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-STAFFORD-
SPOTSYLVANIA-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CULPEPER...MANASSAS...MANASSAS PARK...
FREDERICKSBURG...WARRENTON
600 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...PATCHY DENSE FOG THIS MORNING...

PATCHY DENSE FOG WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN PIEDMONT
THIS MORNING. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR
LESS AT TIMES WHICH WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL. FOG IS EXPECTED
TO DISSIPATE BY 9 AM THIS MORNING.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
600 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

VAZ025>027-029-030-504-WVZ506-271300-
AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-WARREN-EASTERN HIGHLAND-
EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STAUNTON...WAYNESBORO...HARRISONBURG...
FRONT ROYAL...MONTEREY...FRANKLIN
600 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...PATCHY DENSE FOG THIS MORNING...

PATCHY DENSE FOG WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL FOOTHILLS AND
SHENANDOAH VALLEY THIS MORNING. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO
ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES WHICH WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL. FOG IS EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE BY 9 AM THIS MORNING.

$$
HAS

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
526 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

NCZ001-002-018-VAZ010>020-023-024-WVZ042>045-271300-
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-WATAUGA-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-
GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-BOTETOURT-
ROCKBRIDGE-MERCER-SUMMERS-MONROE-GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...SPARTA...BOONE...
BLAND...PEARISBURG...WYTHEVILLE...RADFORD...PULASKI...
BLACKSBURG...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...VOLNEY...
GALAX...FLOYD...NEW CASTLE...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON...
HOT SPRINGS...FINCASTLE...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA...BLUEFIELD...
FLAT TOP...HINTON...HIX...UNION...LEWISBURG...QUINWOOD...DUO...
RAINELLE
526 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...AREAS OF FOG THIS MORNING...

EXPECT AREAS OF FOG THIS MORNING IN MANY OF THE VALLEYS WEST OF
THE BLUE RIDGE. VISIBILITIES ALONG AREA RIVERS AND NEAR LAKES WILL
BE LESS THAN ONE HALF OF A MILE. SEVERAL LOCATIONS IN THE NEW
RIVER VALLEY AND IN THE GREENBRIER RIVER VALLEY WERE REPORTING
LOW VISIBILITIES.

PLAN ON EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION THIS MORNING. USE LOW
BEAM HEADLIGHTS WHEN TRAVELING IN DENSE FOG.

THE FOG WILL GRADUALLY LIFT AFTER SUNRISE THIS MORNING...AND WILL
BE COMPLETELY GONE BY 10AM.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
423 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

NCZ012>016-030>032-VAZ048-049-060>074-076-079>083-087>090-092-093-
096-097-271200-
NORTHAMPTON NC-HERTFORD-GATES-PASQUOTANK-CAMDEN-BERTIE-CHOWAN-
PERQUIMANS-FLUVANNA-LOUISA-PRINCE EDWARD-CUMBERLAND-GOOCHLAND-
HANOVER-CAROLINE-MECKLENBURG-LUNENBURG-NOTTOWAY-AMELIA-POWHATAN-
CHESTERFIELD-HENRICO-KING WILLIAM-KING AND QUEEN-ESSEX-RICHMOND-
BRUNSWICK-DINWIDDIE-PRINCE GEORGE-CHARLES CITY-NEW KENT-
GREENSVILLE-SUSSEX-SURRY-JAMES CITY-SOUTHAMPTON-ISLE OF WIGHT-
SUFFOLK-CHESAPEAKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARGARETTSVILLE...AHOSKIE...
ELIZABETH CITY...EDENTON...LOUISA...FARMVILLE...GOOCHLAND...
ASHLAND...SOUTH HILL...CREWE...COLONIAL HEIGHTS...RICHMOND...
TAPPAHANNOCK...LAWRENCEVILLE...PETERSBURG...HOPEWELL...EMPORIA...
WAKEFIELD...WILLIAMSBURG...FRANKLIN
423 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...AREAS OF FOG ACROSS VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA...

THE COMBINATION OF CLEAR SKIES AND NEARLY CALM WINDS HAS ALLOWED
AREAS OF FOG TO DEVELOP EARLY THIS MORNING. VISIBILITIES VARY
ACROSS THE AREA WITH SOME LOCATIONS DOWN TO ONE HALF MILE OR LESS.
THE FOG WILL PERSIST AND MAY EVEN BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD TOWARD
SUNRISE...THEN BEGIN TO LIFT BY 8 AM.

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITY DUE TO
THE AREAS OF FOG. DRIVE AT REDUCED SPEEDS AND USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS
ONLY.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
423 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

MDZ021>025-VAZ099-100-271200-
DORCHESTER-WICOMICO-SOMERSET-INLAND WORCESTER-MARYLAND BEACHES-
ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON VA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAMBRIDGE...SALISBURY...CRISFIELD...
PRINCESS ANNE...SNOW HILL...OCEAN CITY...CHINCOTEAGUE...
WALLOPS ISLAND...MELFA...EASTVILLE
423 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...AREAS OF FOG ACROSS THE VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE...

THE COMBINATION OF CLEAR SKIES AND NEARLY CALM WINDS HAS ALLOWED
AREAS OF FOG TO DEVELOP EARLY THIS MORNING. VISIBILITIES VARY
ACROSS THE AREA WITH SOME LOCATIONS DOWN TO ONE HALF MILE OR LESS.
THE FOG WILL PERSIST AND MAY EVEN BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD TOWARD
SUNRISE...THEN BEGIN TO LIFT BY 8 AM.

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITY DUE TO
THE AREAS OF FOG. DRIVE AT REDUCED SPEEDS AND USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS
ONLY.

$$

44


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

PAZ070-071-101>106-280400-
EASTERN CHESTER-WESTERN CHESTER-EASTERN MONTGOMERY-WESTERN
MONTGOMERY-UPPER BUCKS-LOWER BUCKS-DELAWARE-PHILADELPHIA-
325 PM EDT TUE AUG 26 2014

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27...

THE DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION HAS ISSUED A
CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT WEDNESDAY FOR THE PHILADELPHIA
METRO AREA.

A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT MEANS THAT AIR POLLUTION
CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION MAY BECOME UNHEALTHY FOR
SENSITIVE GROUPS. SENSITIVE GROUPS INCLUDE CHILDREN...PEOPLE
SUFFERING FROM ASTHMA... HEART DISEASE OR OTHER LUNG
DISEASES...AND THE ELDERLY. THE EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION CAN
BE MINIMIZED BY AVOIDING STRENUOUS ACTIVITY OR EXERCISE OUTDOORS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GROUND-LEVEL OZONE AND FINE
PARTICLES...VISIT WWW.AIRNOW.GOV.

$$

MDZ012-015-019-020-280400-
KENT MD-QUEEN ANNES-TALBOT-CAROLINE-
325 PM EDT TUE AUG 26 2014

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27...

THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT HAS ISSUED A CODE
ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT WEDNESDAY FOR THE MARYLAND UPPER
EASTERN SHORE, EXCLUDING CECIL COUNTY,.

A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT MEANS THAT AIR POLLUTION
CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION MAY BECOME UNHEALTHY FOR
SENSITIVE GROUPS. SENSITIVE GROUPS INCLUDE CHILDREN...PEOPLE
SUFFERING FROM ASTHMA... HEART DISEASE OR OTHER LUNG
DISEASES...AND THE ELDERLY. THE EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION CAN
BE MINIMIZED BY AVOIDING STRENUOUS ACTIVITY OR EXERCISE OUTDOORS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GROUND-LEVEL OZONE AND FINE
PARTICLES...VISIT WWW.AIRNOW.GOV.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
548 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

PAZ019-026>028-036-037-041-042-045-046-049>053-056>059-063>066-
281000-
SOUTHERN CENTRE-HUNTINGDON-MIFFLIN-JUNIATA-FRANKLIN-TIOGA-
NORTHERN LYCOMING-SULLIVAN-SOUTHERN CLINTON-SOUTHERN LYCOMING-UNION-
SNYDER-MONTOUR-NORTHUMBERLAND-COLUMBIA-PERRY-DAUPHIN-SCHUYLKILL-
LEBANON-CUMBERLAND-ADAMS-YORK-LANCASTER-
548 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE LOCALLY STRONG TO MARGINALLY
SEVERE WIND GUSTS AND HAIL THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

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

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

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

MDZ021>024-280730-
DORCHESTER-WICOMICO-SOMERSET-INLAND WORCESTER-
322 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

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.

   AIR QUALITY ALERT.

.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.

$$

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

NCZ102-VAZ098>100-280730-
OUTER BANKS CURRITUCK-VIRGINIA BEACH-ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON VA-
322 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE NORTHERN OUTER BANKS OF
NORTH CAROLINA...SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS VIRGINIA AND THE EASTERN SHORE
OF VIRGINIA.

.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.
   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.

$$

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