New iWindsurf: Select your region for wind observations & forecasts:
North America |
South America |
Australia & Oceania |
Latest Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Messages by KMHX
Issued 9/19/2017 8:20 PM America/New_York.
Valid through 9/20/2017 8:00 PM America/New_York.
whus42 kmhx 200234
carteret-outer banks hyde-
1034 pm edt tue sep 19 2017
...beach hazards statement remains in effect through wednesday
...coastal flood advisory is cancelled...
the national weather service in newport/morehead city has
cancelled the coastal flood advisory.
* hazards...a high threat of strong rip current and dangerous
* location...all area beaches.
* surf height...4 to 7 feet, subsiding to 2 to 4 feet wednesday.
* 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 2 pm wednesday.
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.