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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
627 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017


VAZ099-100-231830-
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ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON-
627 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM
EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM EDT
THIS AFTERNOON.

* LOCATION...VIRGINIA EASTERN SHORE.

* TIMING...WITHIN A FEW HOURS OF HIGH TIDE LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH
  THIS AFTERNOON.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...SHALLOW FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN THE MOST
  VULNERABLE LOCATIONS NEAR THE WATERFRONT AND SHORELINE RESULTING
  IN A LOW THREAT OF PROPERTY DAMAGE. EXPECT AROUND ONE FOOT OF
  INUNDATION IN LOW LYING, VULNERABLE AREAS. SOME ROADS AND LOW
  LYING PROPERTY INCLUDING PARKING LOTS, PARKS AND LAWNS NEAR THE
  WATERFRONT WILL EXPERIENCE SHALLOW FLOODING.

* SURF OR RIP CURRENT RISK...NEARSHORE LARGE BREAKING WAVES OF 3 TO
  5 FT WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS AND A HIGH RISK OF
  RIP CURRENTS. DO NOT ENTER OR APPROACH THE WATER DUE TO THE RISK
  OF BEING SWEPT AWAY.

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. CAUTION SHOULD
BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS THAT ONSHORE WINDS...WAVE ACTION
AND/OR TIDES WILL COMBINE TO CREATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE
SHORE...AND NEAR TIDAL RIVERS AND CREEKS. BE PREPARED FOR THE
POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES AND MINOR FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. IF
TRAVEL IS NECESSARY...DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH WATER OF
UNKNOWN DEPTH.

&&

SAXIS VA

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT        FT     IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 23/03 PM     4.1        1.6        1.2        1
 24/03 AM     3.8        1.3        1.3        1
 24/04 PM     3.9        1.4        1.1        1
 25/04 AM     3.4        0.9        1.1        1
 25/04 PM     3.7        1.2        1.0        1

CHINCOTEAGUE INLET VA
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 4.5 FT, MODERATE 5.0 FT, MAJOR 6.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.7 FT, MODERATE 2.2 FT, MAJOR 3.2 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT        FT     IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 23/11 AM     4.1        1.3        1.1        1       NONE
 23/11 PM     3.6        0.8        1.0        1       NONE
 24/12 PM     3.7        0.9        0.8        1       NONE
 25/12 AM     3.1        0.3        0.7        1       NONE
 25/12 PM     3.6        0.8        0.8        1       NONE
 26/01 AM     3.1        0.3        0.8        1       NONE

WACHAPREAGUE VA
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 6.5 FT, MODERATE 7.5 FT, MAJOR 8.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 2.0 FT, MODERATE 3.0 FT, MAJOR 3.5 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT        FT     IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 23/11 AM     6.2        1.7        1.4        1       NONE
 24/12 AM     5.5        1.0        1.3        1       NONE
 24/12 PM     5.9        1.4        1.2        1       NONE
 25/12 AM     5.2        0.7        1.2        1       NONE
 25/01 PM     5.7        1.2        1.2        1       NONE
 26/01 AM     5.1        0.6        1.3        1       NONE

OYSTER VA
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 7.0 FT, MODERATE 7.5 FT, MAJOR 8.5 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - N/A

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT        FT     IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 23/11 AM     6.8        N/A        1.4        1       NONE
 24/12 AM     6.0        N/A        1.3        1       NONE
 24/12 PM     6.2        N/A        1.0        1       NONE
 25/12 AM     5.5        N/A        1.1        1       NONE
 25/01 PM     6.3        N/A        1.3        1       NONE
 26/01 AM     5.5        N/A        1.4        1       NONE

NASSAWADOX CREEK AT BAYFORD VA
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 3.0 FT, MODERATE 3.5 FT, MAJOR 4.5 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.0 FT, MODERATE 1.5 FT, MAJOR 2.5 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT        FT     IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 23/12 PM     3.1        1.1        1.3        2      MINOR
 24/01 AM     2.9        0.9        1.3        1       NONE
 24/01 PM     2.9        0.9        1.1        2       NONE
 25/01 AM     2.7        0.7        1.2        1       NONE
 25/02 PM     3.0        1.0        1.2        2      MINOR
 26/02 AM     2.8        0.8        1.3        1       NONE

KIPTOPEKE VA
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 4.5 FT, MODERATE 5.0 FT, MAJOR 5.5 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.5 FT, MODERATE 2.0 FT, MAJOR 2.5 FT

             TOTAL      TOTAL    DEPARTURE
 DAY/TIME    TIDE       TIDE     FROM NORM   WAVES    FLOOD
            FT MLLW    FT MHHW       FT        FT     IMPACT
 --------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
 23/11 AM     4.6        1.6        1.3        2      MINOR
 24/12 AM     4.0        1.0        1.2        1       NONE
 24/12 PM     4.3        1.3        1.1        2       NONE
 25/01 AM     3.8        0.8        1.1        2       NONE
 25/01 PM     4.2        1.2        1.2        2       NONE
 26/01 AM     3.8        0.8        1.3        2       NONE

&&

TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
627 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017


MDZ025-NCZ102-VAZ098-231830-
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MARYLAND BEACHES-EASTERN CURRITUCK-VIRGINIA BEACH-
627 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

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

* LOCATION...LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE...VIRGINIA BEACH...AND OUTER
  BANKS CURRITUCK LOCATIONS ADJACENT TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

* TIMING...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS IS A COUPLE
  HOURS ON EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE.

* SURF OR RIP CURRENT RISK...NEARSHORE LARGE BREAKING WAVES OF 3 TO
  5 FT WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS AND A HIGH RISK OF
  RIP CURRENTS. DO NOT ENTER OR APPROACH THE WATER DUE TO THE RISK
  OF BEING SWEPT AWAY.

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. CAUTION SHOULD
BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.

&&

$$

TG

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
510 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND SHORE BREAK ALL BEACHES TODAY...

.DIMINISHING LONG PERIOD SWELL FROM POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE JOSE
COMBINED WITH BUILDING SWELL FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE MARIA WILL
PRODUCE A HIGH RIP CURRENT THREAT WITH DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK
ALONG THE COAST THROUGH TODAY.

NCZ095-103-104-232115-
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0052.000000T0000Z-170924T0000Z/
CARTERET-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
510 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

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

* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS
  SHORE BREAK.

* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS
  IS A COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE, WHICH WILL OCCUR
  AROUND 430 PM TODAY.

* SURF HEIGHT...5 TO 8 FEET.

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.

SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. THE
MOST COMMON INJURIES WITH STRONG SHORE BREAK ARE NECK AND BACK
INJURIES, WHICH MOST OFTEN OCCUR WHEN THE POWERFUL SURF THROWS A
SWIMMER OR SURFER HEAD FIRST INTO THE BOTTOM. IT IS EXTREMELY
IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK WHENEVER YOU ARE IN
BREAKING WAVES BY KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN FRONT OF YOU AT ALL
TIMES.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
510 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND SHORE BREAK ALL BEACHES TODAY...

.DIMINISHING LONG PERIOD SWELL FROM POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE JOSE
COMBINED WITH BUILDING SWELL FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE MARIA WILL
PRODUCE A HIGH RIP CURRENT THREAT WITH DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK
ALONG THE COAST THROUGH TODAY.

NCZ098-232115-
/O.EXT.KMHX.BH.S.0053.170923T0910Z-170924T0000Z/
ONSLOW-
510 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

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

* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS
  SHORE BREAK.

* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS
  IS A COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE, WHICH WILL OCCUR
  AROUND 430 PM TODAY.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 5 FEET.

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.

SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. THE
MOST COMMON INJURIES WITH STRONG SHORE BREAK ARE NECK AND BACK
INJURIES, WHICH MOST OFTEN OCCUR WHEN THE POWERFUL SURF THROWS A
SWIMMER OR SURFER HEAD FIRST INTO THE BOTTOM. IT IS EXTREMELY
IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK WHENEVER YOU ARE IN
BREAKING WAVES BY KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN FRONT OF YOU AT ALL
TIMES.

&&

$$

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