Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Caribou ME
940 PM EDT Fri Sep 20 2019

...High Surf and Strong Rip Current Conditions Expected Through
Early Saturday morning...

.Waves from a long period southeast swell will impact the coasts
of Hancock and Washington counties into the early morning hours
of Saturday. Dangerous rip currents are also likely.

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Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
Including the cities of Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport,
Castine, Eastport, Machias, and Cherryfield
940 PM EDT Fri Sep 20 2019

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT SATURDAY...

* SURF HEIGHT...6 to 9 feet, but locally lower east of Roque
  Bluffs State Park. The waves will be the result of long period
  southeast swell.

* TIMING...Until 4 AM EDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS...High dangerous surf and strong rip currents will
  make for hazardous surf conditions.

* RIP CURRENTS...Are powerful channels of water flowing quickly
  away from shore. Heed the advice of lifeguards. Pay attention
  to flags and posted signs.

* HIGH SURF...Large waves can present a danger to people on
  rocks above the water. Stay away from rock outcrops along the
  shoreline exposed to ocean waves...as waves can easily sweep
  people into the cold ocean water.

* LOCATION...Acadia National Park...Schoodic Point...Lamoine
  State Park...Castine...Roque Bluffs State Park....Machias...
  Eastport.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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CB



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