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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 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
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
512 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017


NCZ106-108-110-SCZ054-056-250000-
/O.EXT.KILM.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-170925T0600Z/
/O.CON.KILM.SU.Y.0002.170924T1000Z-170926T0000Z/
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-COASTAL HORRY-
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
512 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT MONDAY...

* LOCATION...ALL AREA BEACHES.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...AT THE PENDER AND NEW HANOVER BEACHES BREAKERS WILL
  BE 6 TO 9 FEET. AT THE BEACHES FROM BRUNSWICK COUNTY SOUTH TO
  HORRY AND GEORGETOWN COUNTIES THE SURF WILL BE 5 TO 8 FEET.

* TIMING...STRONG RIP CURRENTS CAN OCCUR AT ANY TIME BUT WILL BE
  ESPECIALLY STRONG A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE. LOW TIDE
  WILL OCCUR AROUND 5:00 PM TO 5:30 PM. BREAKERS WILL INCREASE TODAY
  BUT ARE EXPECTED TO BE HIGHEST MONDAY.

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

* OTHER HAZARDS...BEACH EROSION AND OCEAN OVER-WASH ESPECIALLY
  DURING EACH HIGH TIDE THROUGH MONDAY

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS
ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.

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 PAY ATTENTION TO BEACH
PATROL FLAGS AND SIGNS.

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

&&

$$

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
404 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

MAZ020-022>024-RIZ006>008-241615-
/O.CON.KBOX.SU.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-170925T2200Z/
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
404 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT MONDAY...

* LOCATION...ALONG OCEAN EXPOSED BEACHES ON THE SOUTH COASTS OF
  MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND.

* TIMING...LATE TODAY THROUGH MONDAY.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...SOME SWELLS STILL PERSIST ALONG THE
  SOUTH COASTS OF MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND FROM THE REMNANTS
  OF JOSE. NEW SOUTHERLY SWELLS WILL BE ARRIVING LATE TODAY AND
  TONIGHT WELL IN ADVANCE OF DISTANT HURRICANE MARIA. THIS WILL
  RESULT IN HIGH SURF ALONG THE OCEAN EXPOSED COASTLINE. THIS WILL
  ALSO LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS...AREAS OF BEACH EROSION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER...AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

$$

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
355 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...LONG PERIOD SWELLS FROM HURRICANE MARIA CONTINUE TO PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS BEACH CONDITIONS...

HURRICANE MARIA IS FORECAST TO MOVE NORTHWARD WELL EAST OF, AND
PARALLEL TO, FLORIDA`S ATLANTIC COAST MAKING ITS CLOSEST APPROACH
TODAY. MARIA WILL CAUSE THE WINDS AND SEAS TO BECOME ELEVATED
ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS WHILE ALSO CAUSING LONG PERIOD SWELLS TO
PROPAGATE TOWARD THE EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA SHORELINE. THIS WILL
MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS BEACH AND BOATING CONDITIONS. THE RISK FOR RIP
CURRENTS WILL BE HIGH AND SURF WILL REMAIN VERY ROUGH.

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-250000-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0032.170924T0800Z-170925T0000Z/
/O.CON.KMLB.SU.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-170925T0800Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
355 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MONDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* WAVES AND SURF...SEAS WITHIN THE NEAR SHORE WATERS WILL BUILD TO
  7-10 FEET TODAY AND MAINTAIN THROUGH MONDAY. LARGE BREAKING
  WAVES AND LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL MOVE LARGE VOLUMES OF WATER
  ONTO THE BEACHES.

* TIMING...CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN HAZARDOUS THROUGH THE REMAINDER
  OF THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY WEEK. MINOR TO LOCALLY MODERATE BEACH
  EROSION MAY OCCUR NEAR THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE ROUGHLY BETWEEN
  10 AM TO 2 PM ON TODAY, AND AGAIN 10 PM TO 2 AM TONIGHT
  ALONG THE EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA COASTLINE.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL MAKE SWIMMING INCREASINGLY
  DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS. NUMEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL LIKELY
  FORM, AND ESPECIALLY DURING THE TIMES OF THE OUTGOING TIDE.
  POUNDING SURF CAN EASILY KNOCK YOU OFF OF YOUR FEET IF WALKING
  IN THE SURF. ROUGH SURF MAY CAUSE ADDITIONAL EROSION,
  ESPECIALLY IN PLACES WEAKENED BY RECENT HURRICANE IRMA AND
  LAST SEASON`S HURRICANE MATTHEW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. 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 JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE
OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND SIGNS.


&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
325 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ048>051-241530-
/O.EXT.KCHS.SU.Y.0004.170924T0725Z-170926T0000Z/
/O.CON.KCHS.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-170925T0000Z/
COASTAL BRYAN-COASTAL CHATHAM-COASTAL LIBERTY-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
325 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT MONDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...BEACHES OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST
  GEORGIA

* RIP CURRENTS...WIND AND WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE
  DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS. THESE RIP CURRENTS
  WILL BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

* BREAKING WAVE HEIGHTS...5 TO 7 FEET.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL BE DANGEROUS TO ANYONE WHO
  ENTERS THE SURF. THERE WILL ALSO BE DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND
  POSSIBLE BEACH EROSION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

NO ONE SHOULD ENTER THE SURF DUE TO LIFE THREATENING RIP
CURRENTS.

EVERYONE SHOULD REMAIN OUT OF THE WATER. MARINERS SHOULD USE
EXTREME CAUTION...ESPECIALLY NEAR INLETS...CUTS AND BAYS. SWELLS
APPROACHING THESE AREAS CAN LEAD TO LARGE...DANGEROUS BREAKING
WAVES. KEEP A CLEAR DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE OCEAN. STRUCTURES SUCH
AS PIERS AND JETTIES WILL BE PARTICULARLY TREACHEROUS.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
239 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

FLZ033-038-125-242000-
/O.EXT.KJAX.CF.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-170926T0000Z/
/O.EXT.KJAX.SU.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-170926T0000Z/
/O.CON.KJAX.RP.S.0014.000000T0000Z-170926T0000Z/
ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL DUVAL-
239 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT MONDAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT MONDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR FLOODING WILL CONTINUE ALONG PORTIONS
  OF THE ST JOHNS RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES FROM JACKSONVILLE
  SOUTHWARD TO PALATKA AROUND THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE. SOUTH OF
  PALATKA...TOWARD WELAKA AND THE OCKLAWAHA RIVER BASIN...MINOR TO
  NEAR MODERATE RIVER FLOODING WILL CONTINUE AROUND TIMES OF HIGH
  TIDE. WATER LEVELS WILL BE SLOW TO RECEDE WITHIN THE ST JOHNS
  RIVER BASIN AS NORTHEASTERLY WINDS CONTINUE.

* WAVES AND SURF...SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 12 FEET...WITH SURF 5
  TO 8 FEET ALONG THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA BEACHES.

* TIMING...MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT
  LEAST MONDAY MORNING...PEAKING AROUND THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

* IMPACTS...ELEVATED TIDE LEVELS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING OF
  LOW AREAS ALONG THE ST JOHNS RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES WHICH
  WILL FLOOD...MAINLY PARKS...CAMPGROUNDS....NORMALLY FLOOD
  PRONE ROADWAYS AND SOME DOCKS AND BOAT RAMPS. HIGH WAVES AND
  SURF WILL LEAD TO BEACH EROSION AND MINOR FLOODING ALONG THE
  COASTAL AREAS LATE IN THE WEEKEND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE ST JOHNS
RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES.

RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

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.

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

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

&&

$$

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