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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
1045 AM EDT Tue Sep 17 2019

...DANGEROUS SHOREBREAK, STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND A HIGH
THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED ALONG AREA BEACHES TODAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY LATER TONIGHT THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK
FROM CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH...

.The combination of easterly and southeasterly swell will produce
dangerous rip currents, strong shorebreak, and strong longshore
currents along area beaches today. Building seas tonight will lead
to high surf conditions for the beaches from Cape Lookout north
that will continue through the end of the week.

NCZ196-203>205-180245-
/O.CON.KMHX.SU.Y.0009.190918T0300Z-190921T0000Z/
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0032.000000T0000Z-190918T0000Z/
East Carteret-Northern Outer Banks-Ocracoke Island-
Hatteras Island-
1045 AM EDT Tue Sep 17 2019

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING
TO 8 PM EDT FRIDAY...

* HAZARDS...High risk for dangerous rip currents, dangerous
  shorebreak, and strong longshore currents.

* LOCATIONS...Beaches from Cape Lookout north.

* TIMING AND TIDES...The most likely time for strong rip
  currents to develop are a couple of hours before and after low
  tide, which will occur around 4 PM this afternoon.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 to 5 feet today, building to 6 to 8 feet
  tonight and peaking 8 to 11 feet Wednesday night through early
  Friday.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS...The rough surf will lead to beach erosion
  with threat of localized ocean overwash during high tide.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Juan PR
421 AM AST Tue Sep 17 2019

PRZ001-002-005-008-012-171630-
/O.CON.TJSJ.SU.Y.0002.190917T1000Z-190918T1000Z/
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0036.000000T0000Z-190920T1000Z/
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-North Central-Northwest-Culebra-
421 AM AST Tue Sep 17 2019

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY
NIGHT...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AST
WEDNESDAY...

* WAVES AND SURF...Seas up to 8 feet breaking waves up to 13
  feet.

* LOCATION...from the Northwest to Northeast beaches of Puerto
  Rico and Culebra.

* TIMING...High surf from 6 AM AST this morning through 6 AM AST
  Wednesday. High rip current risk until at least Friday.

* IMPACTS...Strong currents that can carry even the strongest of
  swimmers out to sea. Large breaking waves that can knock
  persons and animals off of rocks and jetties and into the sea
  and cause coastal erosion.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

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.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area...producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
405 PM CHST TUE SEP 17 2019

.WEST SWELL WILL MAINTAIN HAZARDOUS SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS THROUGH TONIGHT.

GUZ001>004-172000-
/O.CON.PGUM.SU.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-190917T2000Z/
/O.CON.PGUM.RP.S.0005.000000T0000Z-190917T2000Z/
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-
405 PM CHST TUE SEP 17 2019

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT...
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH TONIGHT...

* ALONG WEST FACING REEFS...HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET WILL
  SUBSIDE TO BELOW 9 FEET BY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE STILL EXPECTED ALONG WEST FACING
  REEFS THROUGH TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT VENTURE OUT ALONG WEST FACING REEFS AND BEACHES. LARGE
BREAKING WAVES CAN KNOCK YOU DOWN AND CAUSE SERIOUS INJURIES.
STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG WEST FACING SHORES. IF
YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE AND
BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM
DIRECTLY AGAINST THE CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY. HEED THE
ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS.

&&

$$

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