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High Surf Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Taunton MA
434 AM EDT Thu Sep 19 2019

MAZ020-022>024-RIZ006>008-191645-
/O.CON.KBOX.SU.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-190920T2200Z/
Southern Bristol MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA-
Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI-
434 AM EDT Thu Sep 19 2019

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

* LOCATIONS...In Massachusetts, Southern Bristol MA, Barnstable
  MA, Dukes MA and Nantucket MA. In Rhode Island, Block Island
  RI, Washington RI and Newport RI.

* TIMING...Until 6 PM EDT Friday.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...6 to 9 foot 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
414 AM EDT Thu Sep 19 2019

MAZ020-022>024-RIZ006>008-200815-
Southern Bristol MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA-
Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI-
414 AM EDT Thu Sep 19 2019

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY UNTIL 6 PM EDT FRIDAY...

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

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

   High Surf Advisory

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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