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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
356 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...ELEVATED THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS...

.SWELL FROM DISTANT HURRICANE EDOUARD WILL PRODUCE STRONG RIP
CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH THURSDAY...NORTH OF CAPE
LOOKOUT.

NCZ095-104-180000-
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0018.000000T0000Z-140918T0000Z/
CARTERET-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
356 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND SHORE BREAK THROUGH THE REST
  OF TODAY.

* LOCATION...THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...HIGH THREAT OF RIP
  CURRENTS NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT. MODERATE THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS
  SOUTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT. STRONG SHORE BREAK ACROSS ALL AREA
  BEACHES.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR DANGEROUS RIP
  CURRENTS IS A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE...WHICH WILL
  OCCUR AROUND 9 PM TODAY.

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.

&&

$$

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

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
356 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...ELEVATED THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS...

.SWELL FROM DISTANT HURRICANE EDOUARD WILL PRODUCE STRONG RIP
CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH THURSDAY...NORTH OF CAPE
LOOKOUT.

NCZ103-180800-
/O.EXT.KMHX.BH.S.0018.000000T0000Z-140919T0000Z/
OUTER BANKS DARE-
356 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THURSDAY AND DANGEROUS
  SHORE BREAK THROUGH THE REST OF TODAY.

* LOCATION...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY...THEN BECOMING A
  HIGH THREAT NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS AND MODERATE THREAT SOUTH OF
  CAPE HATTERAS TONIGHT.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR DANGEROUS RIP
  CURRENTS IS A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE...WHICH WILL
  OCCUR AROUND 10 AM TODAY.

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
1112 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

...STRONG RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE ALONG SOUTH FACING BEACHES THROUGH
EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...


CAZ505-529-181200-
/O.EXP.KMTR.BH.S.0006.000000T0000Z-140917T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KMTR.BH.S.0007.140917T1812Z-140918T1200Z/
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
1112 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS
ISSUED A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS WHICH IS
IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* LOCATION...COASTAL SECTIONS OF MARIN AND SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES.
  IN PARTICULAR SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES...INCLUDING
  BUT NOT LIMITED TO...STINSON BEACH...SANTA CRUZ BOARDWALK
  BEACH AND TWIN LAKES BEACH.

* TIMING...THROUGH AT LEAST THIS MORNING.

* IMPACTS...INCREASED RISK FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT FOR
RIP CURRENTS MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE PRESENT TO SUPPORT A
HEIGHTENED RISK OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS. RIP CURRENTS ARE
TYPICALLY MORE FREQUENT AND STRONGER IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES...
INLETS...AND PIERS. SWIMMERS CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT SHOULD SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE COAST TO ESCAPE THE RIP CURRENT BEFORE TRYING TO
SWIM FOR SHORE. SWIMMERS SHOULD ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

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

&&

$$


HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SANFRANCISCO

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
816 AM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

MNZ037-WIZ001-180300-
/O.NEW.KDLH.BH.S.0016.140917T1316Z-140918T0300Z/
CARLTON/SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS-DOUGLAS-
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF...DULUTH...SUPERIOR...
AND PARK POINT BEACH
816 AM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A BEACH HAZARDS
STATEMENT FOR DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* LOCATION...PARK POINT BEACH

* GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH SURF WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON ALONG THE
  WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR SHORELINE...MAINLY AFTER 200 PM.

* DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS...AND POSSIBLE RIP CURRENTS...ARE
  EXPECTED.

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND RIP CURRENTS CAN MAKE SWIMMING DIFFICULT.
  CONDITIONS MAY BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE ENTERING THE WATER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE. THEY OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS IN SANDBARS...AND
NEAR SHORELINE STRUCTURES. PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

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

FOR ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION AND PRECAUTIONS...PLEASE VISIT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/DULUTH

&&

$$

GRANING

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
447 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND ELEVATED SURF THROUGH THURSDAY...

.A LONG-PERIOD SOUTH-SOUTHWEST SWELL WILL PRODUCE ELEVATED
SURF...AND STRONG RIP AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS AT THE ORANGE AND SAN
DIEGO COUNTY BEACHES THROUGH THURSDAY. HIGHEST SURF WILL BE ALONG
SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES. THE SWELL WILL GRADUALLY LOWER FRIDAY
INTO THE WEEKEND.

CAZ042-043-180000-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0021.000000T0000Z-140919T0300Z/
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
447 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

* WAVES AND SURF...4 TO 6 FEET WITH LOCAL HIGHER SETS ALONG
  SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES. 2 TO 4 FEET ELSEWHERE.

* RIP CURRENTS...WIDESPREAD DANGEROUS RIP AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...THE ELEVATED SURF...STRONG RIP CURRENTS...AND
  LONGSHORE CURRENTS WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUS SWIMMING
  CONDITIONS... ESPECIALLY FOR INEXPERIENCED SWIMMERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR RIP CURRENTS MEANS THAT CONDITIONS
ARE PRESENT TO SUPPORT A HEIGHTENED RISK OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
RIP CURRENTS ARE TYPICALLY MORE FREQUENT AND STRONGER IN THE
VICINITY OF JETTIES...INLETS...AND PIERS. SWIMMERS CAUGHT IN A
RIP CURRENT SHOULD SWIM PARALLEL TO THE COAST TO ESCAPE THE RIP
CURRENT BEFORE TRYING TO SWIM FOR SHORE. SWIMMERS SHOULD ALWAYS
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

&&

$$

SS

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU.
PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING LINK TO GIVE US FEEDBACK
ON THE NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT:

HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS

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