Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Upton, NY

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WWUS81 KOKX 160111

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service New York NY
911 PM EDT Tue May 15 2018

Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-Southern Middlesex-
Southern New London-Hudson-Southern Westchester-
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northwestern Suffolk-Northeastern Suffolk-
Southwestern Suffolk-Southeastern Suffolk-Northern Queens-
Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
911 PM EDT Tue May 15 2018

...Abnormal surge and strong currents expected for the
oceanfront, inlets, and back bays through the overnight hours...

Air pressure sensor and tidal gage readings in and near the
coastal waters indicate that a weather-generated surge has been
triggered by the earlier line of thunderstorms as it moved over
the ocean. A surge of several inches up to 1 ft is expected to
affect the region over the next several hours.

The following impacts are possible along the coast...

Boat Owners...
Prepare for the following hazards...
Strong unpredictable currents
Surge up to one foot above normal astronomical tides causing
Minor coastal impacts during the times of high tide

At the beach...
Prepare for the following hazards...
High surf washing up the beachfront
Dangerous rip currents

Duration of the Event...
The duration of the event in uncertain, though similar events have
lasted from several hours to one day. It is not recommended
to return to the water until at least Wednesday morning.

The National Tsunami Warning Center is monitoring this event.
Additional statements will be issued if necessary through the
National Weather Service Forecast Office in New York, NY.


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