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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
458 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2019



NCZ106-108-SCZ054-056-202230-
/O.CON.KILM.BH.S.0022.000000T0000Z-190721T0000Z/
Coastal Pender-Coastal New Hanover-Coastal Horry-
Coastal Georgetown-
458 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2019

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...In South Carolina, Coastal Horry and Coastal
  Georgetown. In North Carolina, Coastal Pender and Coastal New
  Hanover.

* TIMING...Through this evening.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Strong south to north longshore current at
  east-facing area beaches.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Longshore currents can quickly sweep swimmers down the beach.
Often, if the longshore current is strong enough, it may sweep
swimmers off their feet, making it difficult to return to shore.

Caution should be used when in or near the water. Check with the
lifeguards before entering the ocean for possible hazards.

&&

$$

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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Caribou ME
346 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2019

MEZ029-030-210000-
/O.CON.KCAR.BH.S.0014.190720T1200Z-190721T0000Z/
Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
Including the cities of Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport,
Castine, Eastport, Machias, and Cherryfield
346 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2019

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...From 8 AM EDT this morning through this evening.

* LOCATION...Acadia National Park...Schoodic Point...Lamoine
  State Park...Castine...Roque Bluffs State Park...Quoddy Head
  State Park

* Beach Hazard...The warm air temperatures in the upper 70s to 80s
  may cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water
  temperatures which are currently only in the lower 50s.

* IMPACTS...Anyone on boats or paddlecraft should use caution
  and be prepared for immersion. Dress for water temperatures
  and know how to perform rescues.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued on days when a significant
number of boats and paddlecraft are expected to be out on the
water and when warm air temperatures may cause people to
underestimate the danger of the cold water. Paddle smart from the
start. Always wear your lifejacket. Be aware of wind conditions,
tides and localized currents.

&&

$$

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