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Beach Hazards Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
938 AM EDT Mon May 20 2019

.West winds 15 to 25 knots with higher gusts will produce waves
reaching as high as 5 to 7 feet resulting in unsafe conditions at
area beaches.

OHZ010>012-089-PAZ001-202145-
/O.CON.KCLE.BH.S.0001.000000T0000Z-190521T0400Z/
Lorain-Cuyahoga-Lake-Ashtabula Lakeshore-Northern Erie-
938 AM EDT Mon May 20 2019

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

* LOCATIONS...From Lorain County east to Erie County
  Pennsylvania.

* TIMING...Today through this evening.

* IMPACTS...High swimming risk from waves and dangerous currents.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when swimming risks exist
from a combination of wind and large waves including rip currents
and longshore currents. These swimming risks can create life-
threatening conditions even for good swimmers. Follow the
instruction of local authorities or stay out of the water.

&&

$$

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
622 AM PDT Mon May 20 2019

CAZ041-202130-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0013.000000T0000Z-190521T1600Z/
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
622 AM PDT Mon May 20 2019

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

* HAZARDS...Dangerous rip currents and breaking waves due to
  elevated surf of 3 to 6 feet.

* IMPACTS...An increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip currents
  can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large breaking waves
  can cause injury, wash people off beaches and rocks, and
  capsize small boats near shore.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents... longshore currents... sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. Swim near a
lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don`t
swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following
the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or
wave for help.

&&

$$

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service San Diego CA
226 AM PDT Mon May 20 2019

...ELEVATED SURF THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.Building medium period swell from the west northwest will
generate elevated surf conditions on the beaches today through
Tuesday morning. Surf will be highest in southern San Diego
County.

CAZ043-552-202100-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0015.190520T1000Z-190521T1600Z/
San Diego County Coastal Areas-Orange County Coastal Areas-
226 AM PDT Mon May 20 2019

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

* Waves and Surf...5-7 FT, with highest surf in San Diego County.

* Timing...This morning through Tuesday morning, with peak surf
  Monday.

* Impacts...Hazardous swimming conditions and dangerous rip
  currents.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as strong
rip currents...elevated surf heights...minor tidal overflow...or
lightning are possible at local beaches.  Obey posted warning
signs and flags and talk to a lifeguard before swimming.  Use
caution when in or near the water and always swim near a
lifeguard.

&&

$$


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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
438 AM EDT Mon May 20 2019

...THERE IS A HIGH RISK FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG SOUTH
FACING BEACHES SOUTH OF CAPE HATTERAS TODAY...

.The combination of long period swell, a strong afternoon low
tide, and moderate onshore flow will contribute to a high threat
of rip currents along south facing beaches south of Cape Hatteras
today.

NCZ195-196-204-205-210000-
/O.NEW.KMHX.BH.S.0010.190520T0838Z-190521T0000Z/
West Carteret-East Carteret-Ocracoke Island-Hatteras Island-
438 AM EDT Mon May 20 2019

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

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a Beach Hazards Statement, which is in effect through this
evening.

* HAZARDS...Dangerous rip currents.

* LOCATIONS...West Carteret, East Carteret, Ocracoke Island and
  Hatteras Island south of Cape Hatteras.

* TIMING AND TIDES...The most likely time for strong rip currents
  will be a couple hours either side of low tide, which will occur
  around 3 PM today.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don`t fight the current.
Swim in a direction following the shoreline. When out of the
current, swim back to shore. If tired, float or tread water until
out of the rip current. If unable to escape, face the shore and
call or wave for help.

Strong longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into rip
currents, piers, jetties and other hazardous areas. In many cases
the longshore current is strong enough to prevent swimmers from
being able to keep their feet on the bottom making it difficult to
return to shore.

&&

$$

Lakeshore Hazard Message
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
423 AM EDT Mon May 20 2019

NYZ010-019-085-201630-
/O.NEW.KBUF.BH.S.0001.190520T1500Z-190521T0400Z/
Northern Erie-Chautauqua-Southern Erie-
423 AM EDT Mon May 20 2019

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Beach
Hazards Statement, which is in effect from 11 AM EDT this morning
through this evening.

* LOCATIONS...Beaches of Erie and Chautauqua counties.

* TIMING...From 11 AM EDT this morning through this evening.

* IMPACTS...Strong currents and dangerous swimming conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when there is a high swim
risk. This means life threatening waves and currents are
expected. Stay out of the water and stay away from dangerous
areas like piers and breakwalls.

&&

$$

Lakeshore Hazard Message
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
423 AM EDT Mon May 20 2019

NYZ001>003-201630-
/O.NEW.KBUF.BH.S.0001.190520T1700Z-190521T2200Z/
Niagara-Orleans-Monroe-
423 AM EDT Mon May 20 2019

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Beach
Hazards Statement, which is in effect from 1 PM EDT this
afternoon through Tuesday afternoon.

* LOCATIONS...Beaches of Niagara, Orleans, and Monroe counties.

* TIMING...From 1 PM EDT this afternoon through Tuesday
  afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Strong currents and dangerous swimming conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when there is a high swim
risk. This means life threatening waves and currents are
expected. Stay out of the water and stay away from dangerous
areas like piers and breakwalls.

&&

$$

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