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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
516 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017


NCZ106-108-110-SCZ054-056-240000-
/O.CON.KILM.RP.S.0008.170923T1100Z-170924T0000Z/
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-COASTAL HORRY-
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
516 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...ALL AREA BEACHES.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...AT THE PENDER...NEW HANOVER...AND EASTERN BRUNSWICK
  COUNTY BEACHES SURF HEIGHTS WILL BE 4 TO 6 FEET. AT THE BEACHES
  FROM WESTERN BRUNSWICK COUNTY SOUTH TO HORRY AND GEORGETOWN
  COUNTIES THE SURF WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET.

* TIMING AND TIDES...STRONG RIP CURRENTS CAN OCCUR AT ANY TIME BUT
  WILL BE ESPECIALLY STRONG A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE WHICH
  WILL OCCUR FROM 430 TO 500 PM.

* OTHER HAZARDS...NONE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS
ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE, WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS, JETTIES
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS, BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND
SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN CALM,
DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR HELP. IF
YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT, SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE AND
BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY
AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

$$

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
447 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...LONG PERIOD SWELLS FROM HURRICANE MARIA WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
BEACH CONDITIONS THIS WEEKEND...


HURRICANE MARIA IS FORECAST TO MOVE NORTHWARD WELL EAST OF, AND
PARALLEL TO, FLORIDA`S ATLANTIC COAST THIS WEEKEND. MARIA WILL
CAUSE THE WINDS AND SEAS TO BECOME ELEVATED ACROSS THE COASTAL
WATERS WHILE ALSO CAUSING LONG PERIOD SWELLS TO PROPAGATE TOWARD
THE EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA SHORELINE. THIS WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS
BEACH AND BOATING CONDITIONS. THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS WILL BE
HIGH, AND SURF WILL BECOME VERY ROUGH.


FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-250800-
/O.NEW.KMLB.SU.Y.0004.170923T1800Z-170925T0800Z/
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0031.170923T0847Z-170924T0300Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
447 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM
EDT MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM EDT
MONDAY. A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* WAVES AND SURF...SEAS WITHIN THE NEARSHORE WATERS WILL BUILD TO
  5-7 FEET THIS AFTERNOON, 6-9 FEET TONIGHT, AND 8-11 FEET ON
  SUNDAY. LARGE BREAKING WAVES AND LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL MOVE
  LARGE VOLUMES OF WATER ONTO THE BEACHES.

* TIMING...CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE STARTING THIS AFTERNOON AND
  REMAIN HAZARDOUS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. MINOR TO LOCALLY MODERATE
  BEACH EROSION MAY OCCUR NEAR THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE ROUGHLY
  BETWEEN 10 PM TO 2 AM TONIGHT, 10 AM TO 2 PM TOMORROW, AND AGAIN
  10 PM TO 2 AM TOMORROW NIGHT ALONG THE EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
  COASTLINE.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL MAKE SWIMMING INCREASINGLY
  DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS. NUMEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL LIKELY FORM,
  AND ESPECIALLY DURING THE TIMES OF THE OUTGOING TIDE. POUNDING
  SURF CAN EASILY KNOCK YOU OFF OF YOUR FEET IF WALKING IN THE
  SURF. ROUGH SURF MAY CAUSE ADDITIONAL EROSION, ESPECIALLY IN
  PLACES WEAKENED BY RECENT HURRICANE IRMA AND LAST SEASON`S
  HURRICANE MATTHEW.


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.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE, WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS JETTIES AND
PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND
SIGNS.


&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
417 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

FLZ168-240000-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0033.000000T0000Z-170924T0000Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-
417 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH AT LEAST THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE FORECAST TO CONTINUE ALONG
  THE BEACHES OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, WHICH WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR
  THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE, WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS, JETTIES
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS, BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND
SIGNS.

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.

&&

$$


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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
323 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ048>051-231530-
/O.NEW.KCHS.RP.S.0008.170923T0723Z-170924T0000Z/
COASTAL BRYAN-COASTAL CHATHAM-COASTAL LIBERTY-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
323 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* RIP CURRENTS...WIND AND WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE
  DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS. THESE RIP CURRENTS
  WILL BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

NO ONE SHOULD ENTER THE SURF DUE TO LIFE THREATENING RIP
CURRENTS.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
249 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY...

FLZ033-038-125-232000-
/O.NEW.KJAX.RP.S.0014.170923T1000Z-170925T0000Z/
/O.CON.KJAX.CF.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-170924T0200Z/
ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL DUVAL-
249 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR FLOODING WILL CONTINUE ALONG PORTIONS
  OF THE ST JOHNS RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES FROM JACKSONVILLE
  SOUTHWARD TO PALATKA AROUND THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE. SOUTH OF
  PALATKA...TOWARD WELAKA AND THE OCKLAWAHA RIVER BASIN...MINOR
  TO NEAR MODERATE RIVER FLOODING WILL CONTINUE AROUND TIMES OF
  HIGH TIDE. WATER LEVELS WILL BE SLOW TO RECEDE WITHIN THE ST
  JOHNS RIVER BASIN THIS WEEKEND AS NORTHEASTERLY WINDS
  STRENGTHEN.

* TIMING...MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT
  LEAST SATURDAY EVENING...PEAKING AROUND THE TIMES OF HIGH
  TIDE.

* IMPACTS...ELEVATED TIDE LEVELS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING OF
  LOW AREAS ALONG THE ST JOHNS RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES WHICH
  WILL FLOOD...MAINLY PARKS...CAMPGROUNDS....NORMALLY FLOOD
  PRONE ROADWAYS AND SOME DOCKS AND BOAT RAMPS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE ST JOHNS
RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES.

RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE, WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS, JETTIES
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL.
PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
CURRENT.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
249 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY...

FLZ124-GAZ154-166-232000-
/O.NEW.KJAX.RP.S.0014.170923T1000Z-170925T0000Z/
COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL GLYNN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
249 AM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...NUMEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL FORM ALONG AREA BEACHES,
  ESPECIALLY DURING THE OUTGOING TIDES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE, WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS, JETTIES
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL.
PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
CURRENT.

&&

$$

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