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Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
305 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...ELEVATED SEAS EXPECTED INTO THURSDAY...

.HURRICANE CRISTOBAL WILL MOVE NORTHEAST FURTHER AWAY FROM THE
REGION TONIGHT. NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY WILL BECOME
NORTHWEST LESS THAN 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS OF 7 TO 12 FEET
THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE LATER TONIGHT
AND THURSDAY WITH SMALL CRAFT SEAS ENDING ALL WATERS BY LATE
THURSDAY.

AMZ158-280800-
/O.EXT.KMHX.SC.Y.0077.000000T0000Z-140828T1200Z/
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
305 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THURSDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KT.

* SEAS...5 TO 8 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 6 FT OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Beach Hazards Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1046 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...A HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK
THROUGH THURSDAY FOR AREA BEACHES DUE TO SWELLS FROM DISTANT
HURRICANE CRISTOBAL...

NCZ098-281500-
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0014.000000T0000Z-140829T0000Z/
ONSLOW-
1046 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS. DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK
  OF 4 TO 6 FEET DIMINISHING TO 3 TO 4 FEET BY LATE THURSDAY
  MORNING.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THIS THREAT WILL CONTINUE ALL DAY WITH THE
  BEST THREAT FOR RIP CURRENTS WITHIN A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE
  OF LOW TIDE. LOW TIDE WILL OCCUR AROUND 400 PM.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS DUE TO ROUGH
  SURF...STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS POSTED NEAR BEACH
ACCESS POINTS AND LIFEGUARD STATIONS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT...SINCE IT CAN
EXHAUST AND EVEN KILL THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. THE
MOST COMMON INJURIES WITH STRONG SHORE BREAK ARE NECK AND BACK
INJURIES...WHICH MOST OFTEN OCCUR WHEN THE POWERFUL SURF THROWS A
SWIMMER OR SURFER HEAD FIRST INTO THE BOTTOM. IT IS EXTREMELY
IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK WHENEVER YOU ARE IN
BREAKING WAVES BY KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN FRONT OF YOU AT ALL
TIMES.

STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS CAN SWEEP SWIMMERS AND SURFERS INTO RIP
CURRENTS...PIERS...JETTIES AND OTHER HAZARDOUS AREAS. IN MANY
CASES THE LONGSHORE CURRENT IS STRONG ENOUGH TO PREVENT SWIMMERS
FROM BEING ABLE TO KEEP THEIR FEET ON THE BOTTOM MAKING IT
DIFFICULT TO RETURN TO SHORE.

&&

$$

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW RIP CURRENT HAZARD...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=RCVTECCHM


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1037 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

NCZ098-290245-
ONSLOW-
1037 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...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.

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

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

   BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
817 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

NCZ106-108-290030-
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-
817 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EDT THURSDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

TURBULENT SURF ZONE OVERNIGHT INTO VERY EARLY THURSDAY.

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

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

   MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. RESIDUAL WAVE ENERGY FROM HURRICANE
CRISTOBAL WILL SUSTAIN STRONGER THAN NORMAL RIP CURRENT
CIRCULATIONS IN THE SURF ZONE THURSDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

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