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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
1219 PM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017


MDZ025-NCZ102-VAZ098>100-250000-
/O.CON.KAKQ.BH.S.0014.000000T0000Z-170925T0000Z/
MARYLAND BEACHES-EASTERN CURRITUCK-VIRGINIA BEACH-ACCOMACK-
NORTHAMPTON-
1219 PM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

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

* LOCATION...LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE...VIRGINIA BEACH...AND
  OUTER BANKS CURRITUCK LOCATIONS ADJACENT TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG
  RIP CURRENTS IS A COUPLE HOURS ON EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE.

* SURF OR RIP CURRENT RISK...NEARSHORE LARGE BREAKING WAVES OF 3 TO
  5 FT WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS AND A HIGH RISK OF
  RIP CURRENTS. DO NOT ENTER OR APPROACH THE WATER DUE TO THE RISK
  OF BEING SWEPT AWAY.

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. CAUTION SHOULD
BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
555 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND SHORE BREAK ALL BEACHES CONTINUE
TODAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY...

.BUILDING SWELL FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE MARIA WILL PRODUCE A HIGH
RIP CURRENT THREAT WITH DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK ALONG THE COAST
TODAY ALONG WITH DANGEROUS BREAKING SURF OF 6 TO 10 FEET. THE
DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF
THE WEEK AS MARIA IS FORECAST TO STALL OFF THE COAST TUESDAY
INTO THURSDAY.

NCZ098-242200-
/O.CON.KMHX.SU.Y.0014.170924T1000Z-170926T0000Z/
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0053.000000T0000Z-170925T0000Z/
ONSLOW-
555 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT MONDAY...

* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS
  SHORE BREAK. LARGE SURF WILL LEAD TO BEACH EROSION AND POSSIBLY
  OCEAN OVERWASH AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE.

* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS
  IS A COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE, WHICH WILL OCCUR
  AROUND 5 PM TODAY.

* IMPACTS...POWERFUL WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS WHICH COULD RESULT
  IN INJURIES TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

* SURF HEIGHT...5 TO 8 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
555 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND SHORE BREAK ALL BEACHES CONTINUE
TODAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY...

.BUILDING SWELL FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE MARIA WILL PRODUCE A HIGH
RIP CURRENT THREAT WITH DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK ALONG THE COAST
TODAY ALONG WITH DANGEROUS BREAKING SURF OF 6 TO 10 FEET. THE
DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF
THE WEEK AS MARIA IS FORECAST TO STALL OFF THE COAST TUESDAY
INTO THURSDAY.

NCZ095-103-104-242200-
/O.CON.KMHX.SU.Y.0014.170924T1000Z-170926T0000Z/
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0052.000000T0000Z-170925T0000Z/
CARTERET-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
555 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT MONDAY...

* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS
  SHORE BREAK. LARGE SURF WILL LEAD TO BEACH EROSION AND POSSIBLY
  OCEAN OVERWASH AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE.

* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS
  IS A COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE, WHICH WILL OCCUR
  AROUND 5 PM TODAY.

* IMPACTS...POWERFUL WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS WHICH COULD RESULT IN
  INJURIES TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 10 FEET NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT AND 5 TO 8
  FEET SOUTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
431 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

MEZ029-030-241645-
/O.CON.KCAR.BH.S.0018.170924T1200Z-170925T0000Z/
COASTAL HANCOCK-COASTAL WASHINGTON-
431 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...TODAY.

* LOCATION...ACADIA NATIONAL PARK...SCHOODIC POINT PENINSULA...
  LAMOINE BEACH...CASTINE...ROQUE BLUFFS STATE PARK...QUODDY
  HEAD STATE PARK

* BEACH HAZARD...THE WARM AIR TEMPERATURES AROUND 80 DEGREES MAY
  CAUSE PEOPLE TO UNDERESTIMATE THE DANGERS OF THE COLD WATER
  TEMPERATURES WHICH ARE CURRENTLY ONLY 55 TO 58 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS...ANYONE ON BOATS OR PADDLECRAFT SHOULD USE CAUTION
  AND BE PREPARED FOR IMMERSION. DRESS FOR WATER TEMPERATURES
  AND KNOW HOW TO PERFORM RESCUES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED ON DAYS WHEN A SIGNIFICANT
NUMBER OF BOATS AND PADDLECRAFT ARE EXPECTED TO BE OUT ON THE
WATER AND WHEN WARM AIR TEMPERATURES MAY CAUSE PEOPLE TO
UNDERESTIMATE THE DANGER OF THE COLD WATER. PADDLE SMART FROM THE
START. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR LIFEJACKET. BE AWARE OF WIND CONDITIONS,
TIDES AND LOCALIZED CURRENTS.

&&

$$

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