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Beach Hazards Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
516 PM PDT TUE APR 25 2017

CAZ041-261300-
/O.NEW.KLOX.BH.S.0009.170426T0016Z-170429T0300Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
516 PM PDT TUE APR 25 2017

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS,
WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* HAZARDS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND BREAKING WAVES ARE EXPECTED
  DUE TO ELEVATED SURF OF 3 TO 6 FEET. LOCAL SETS TO 8 FEET ARE
  POSSIBLE. HIGHEST SURF IS EXPECTED EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING ON
  WEST-FACING BEACHES.

* IMPACTS...THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF OCEAN DROWNING. RIP
  CURRENTS CAN PULL SWIMMERS AND SURFERS OUT TO SEA. WAVES CAN
  WASH PEOPLE OFF BEACHES AND ROCKS...AND CAPSIZE SMALL BOATS
  NEARSHORE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES AND OTHER HAZARDS
CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND FLOAT. DON`T
SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT. IF ABLE, SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING
THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR
WAVE FOR HELP.

&&

$$

SIRARD

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
516 PM PDT TUE APR 25 2017

CAZ040-261300-
/O.NEW.KLOX.BH.S.0009.170426T0016Z-170429T0300Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
516 PM PDT TUE APR 25 2017

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS,
WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* HAZARDS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND BREAKING WAVES ARE EXPECTED
  DUE TO ELEVATED SURF OF 3 TO 6 FEET. LOCAL SETS TO 8 FEET ARE
  POSSIBLE. HIGHEST SURF IS EXPECTED EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING ON
  WEST-FACING BEACHES.

* IMPACTS...THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF OCEAN DROWNING. RIP
  CURRENTS CAN PULL SWIMMERS AND SURFERS OUT TO SEA. WAVES CAN
  WASH PEOPLE OFF BEACHES AND ROCKS...AND CAPSIZE SMALL BOATS
  NEARSHORE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES AND OTHER HAZARDS
CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND FLOAT. DON`T
SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT. IF ABLE, SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING
THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR
WAVE FOR HELP.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
802 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...ROUGH SURF TO PERSIST NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT ON WEDNESDAY...

.THE COMBINATION OF SOUTHEAST SWELLS AND HIGH ASTRONOMICAL TIDES
WILL LEAD TO A HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT
ON WEDNESDAY.

NCZ095-103-104-270000-
/O.EXP.KMHX.SU.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-170426T0000Z/
/O.EXP.KMHX.BH.S.0003.000000T0000Z-170426T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KMHX.BH.S.0004.170426T0002Z-170427T0000Z/
CARTERET-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
802 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING
NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING.

* HAZARDS...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK AND DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK.

* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES BUT ESPECIALLY ALONG EAST FACING
  BEACHES.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR LIFE THREATENING
  RIP CURRENTS WILL BE A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. WHEN OUT OF THE CURRENT, SWIM BACK TO SHORE. IF TIRED,
FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT. IF UNABLE TO
ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.


&&

$$

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