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High Surf Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
1049 AM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018


MAZ020-022>024-RIZ006>008-222300-
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Southern Bristol MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA-
Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI-
1049 AM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...Ocean exposed beaches of the south coast, Cape and
  Islands.

* TIMING...Through the afternoon.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...6 to 8 foot breakers possible. Large
  breaking waves will be dangerous to anyone who enters the surf.

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.

If you are a poor swimmer and are caught in a rip current, swim
parallel to the beach until out of its pull, then swim back to
shore. Another means of escape for good swimmers is to ride the
current out until it dissipates, then swim back to shore outside
of the rip current.

Do not attempt to swim directly into the rip current, it can
exhaust and drown even the strongest swimmer.

Heed the advice of the beach patrol and swim only at guarded
beaches. Be especially cautious near piers and jetties, where rip
currents can be enhanced.

In addition, viewers of large surf should stay in safe areas well
away from possible splashover. Individual waves may be more than
twice the average wave height, which can sweep a person into the
water from what may seem to be a safe viewing area. Falling into
turbulent and sometimes rocky waters can result in injury that
reduces the chance of survival.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
345 AM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

MAZ020-022>024-RIZ006>008-230745-
Southern Bristol MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA-
Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI-
345 AM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southeastern Massachusetts
and southern Rhode Island.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   High Surf Advisory.

There is the risk for localized urban and poor drainage flash
flooding anywhere west of the Cape Cod Canal. This will take place
if 1 to 2 inches of rain occur in less than an hour in our typically
prone locations.

The overall severe weather threat on Sunday is low...but an isolated
thunderstorm or two with gusty winds is possible. The threat for a
brief tornado/waterspout, while very low, can not be completely
ruled out.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will bring locally heavy
downpours, especially on Monday, Thursday, and Friday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
conditions according to Standard Operating Procedures.

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