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whus41 kakq 181510
cfwakq
785 

coastal hazard message
national weather service wakefield va
1110 am edt thu sep 18 2014


ncz102-vaz098-182315-
/o.new.kakq.bh.s.0010.140918t1510z-140919t0000z/
outer banks currituck-virginia beach-
1110 am edt thu sep 18 2014

...beach hazards statement in effect until 8 pm edt this
evening...

the national weather service in wakefield has issued a beach
hazards statement for a high risk for rip currents...which is in
effect until 8 pm edt this evening.

a high risk of rip currents means wind and or wave conditions
support the development of very strong rip currents...especially
in the vicinity of jetties...piers...and sandbars. these rip
currents will be life-threatening to anyone who enters the surf.
be especially cautious with outgoing tides which improve rip
current formation. all beach goers should remain aware of inherent
dangers when entering the surf including swift longshore
currents...pounding shore break and shallow sand bars.

rip currents are strong...narrow channels of water that flow out
to sea. if you become caught in a rip current...remain calm. try
to swim on a course that is parallel to the beach until you get
away from the rip...then swim at an angle in to shore. do not try
to swim back to shore directly against the rip...since it can
exhaust and even kill the strongest swimmer.

always heed the advice of lifeguards. pay attention to flags and
signs posted near beach access points and lifeguard stations.

&&

precautionary/preparedness actions...

a beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents...longshore currents...large breaking waves and other
hazards are possible. caution should be used when in or near the
water. 

please visit the following website to share your thoughts on the
new beach hazards statement...

http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=chmbhs

&&

$$
whus43 kdlh 181123
cfwdlh
465 

coastal hazard message
national weather service duluth mn
623 am cdt thu sep 18 2014

mnz037-wiz001-190100-
/o.new.kdlh.bh.s.0017.140918t1200z-140919t0100z/
carlton/southern st. louis-douglas-
including the beaches of...duluth...superior...
and park point beach
623 am cdt thu sep 18 2014

...beach hazards statement in effect through this evening...

the national weather service in duluth has issued a beach hazards
statement for dangerous swimming conditions...which is in effect
through this evening. 

* location...park point beach

* dangerous swimming conditions are expected along the lake
  superior shoreline due to high waves and strong rip currents.

* high wave action will make swimming difficult. 

precautionary/preparedness actions...

rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore...which occur most often at low spots in sandbars...
near shoreline structures.

please visit the following website to share your thoughts on the
new beach hazards statement...

http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=chmbhs (all
lower case)

for additional safety information and precautions...please visit
www.weather.gov/duluth

&&

$$
whus42 kilm 180925
cfwilm
498 

urgent - immediate broadcast requested
coastal hazard message
national weather service wilmington nc
525 am edt thu sep 18 2014

ncz107-190000-
/o.new.kilm.cf.y.0069.140918t2100z-140919t0000z/
inland new hanover-
525 am edt thu sep 18 2014

...coastal flood advisory in effect from 5 pm this afternoon to 8 pm
edt this evening...

the national weather service in wilmington has issued a coastal
flood advisory...which is in effect from 5 pm this afternoon to 8 pm
edt this evening.

* location...the lower cape fear river including downtown wilmington.

* coastal flooding...the water level on the cape fear river at the
  downtown wilmington gauge should reach 5.56 ft mllw.

* timing...the highest water levels are expected around 6 pm edt.

* impacts...a few inches of water will cover the 300 block of
  battleship road. portions of uss north carolina road will also
  begin to flood. water will begin to spread out of the storm
  drains onto water street just south of market street in downtown
  wilmington.

precautionary/preparedness actions...

a coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will
combine to generate some flooding of low areas along the shore.

&&

$$
whus46 klox 181146
cfwlox
707 

coastal hazard message
national weather service los angeles/oxnard ca
446 am pdt thu sep 18 2014

...elevated surf and strong rip currents along ventura and los
angeles county coastline through this evening...

.long period southern hemisphere swells will continue to move
through the southwest california coastal waters...with elevated
surf expected along south to southwest facing beaches through this
evening. strong rip currents are also expected at area beaches
during this time period. the combination of elevated surf and
strong currents will result in hazardous conditions for swimmers
and inexperienced surfers.

caz040-041-182000-
/o.con.klox.bh.s.0019.000000t0000z-140919t0300z/
ventura county coast-
los angeles county coast including downtown los angeles-
446 am pdt thu sep 18 2014

...beach hazards statement remains in effect through this
evening...

* hazards and timing...surf heights of 3 to 5 feet with local 
  sets to 7 feet will be possible along south to southwest facing beaches. 
  strong long shore currents and rip currents are also expected 
  on area beaches. the surf will begin to diminish on friday... 
  but strong rip currents are likely to continue through friday 
  evening. 

* locations most impacted...beaches facing southeast through 
  southwest such as zuma beach...malibu...venice beach and 
  manhattan beach in los angeles county...and ventura point... 
  hueneme beach and sycamore cove in ventura county. 

* impacts...the elevated surf...strong rip currents and strong long 
  shore currents will create dangerous swimming and surfing 
  conditions. sneaker waves... which are unexpectedly large 
  waves that may spill over dry rocks and jetties... can pose an 
  additional hazard. 

precautionary/preparedness actions...

a beach hazards statement is issued when threats to beach and
surf zone safety are expected or occurring. caution should be
used when in or near the water. stay near occupied lifeguard
towers and never swim alone. if caught in a rip current...swim
parallel to the shore.

&&

$$
whus41 klwx 181723
cfwlwx

mdz014-190130-
/o.con.klwx.cf.y.0044.000000t0000z-140919t0900z/
anne arundel-
123 pm edt thu sep 18 2014

...coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 5 am edt
friday...

* tidal anomaly...1 to 1.5 feet above normal.

* timing...near high tide. high tide at annapolis is at 1:31 pm 
  this afternoon and again at 2:41 am early friday morning.

* expected impacts...minor shoreline inundation. 

precautionary/preparedness actions...

a coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.

&&

$$
whus42 kmhx 181318
cfwmhx
937 

urgent - immediate broadcast requested
coastal hazard message
national weather service newport/morehead city nc
918 am edt thu sep 18 2014

...elevated threat of rip currents for beaches north of cape
hatteras and a coastal flood advisory for minor overwash along
highway 12 just north of rodanthe...

.swell from distant hurricane edouard will produce strong rip
currents along beaches north of cape hatteras today. edouard swell
combined with persistent northeasterly winds produced tide levels
around 1 foot above normal which yesterday leading to minor ocean
overwash along highway 12 near the rodanthe s-curves and the
temporary bridge. conditions appear favorable for another round of
minor ocean overwash in these areas again this afternoon a few
hours either side of high tide...which will be around 4:30-5:00 pm
edt. 

ncz103-190000-
/o.new.kmhx.cf.y.0011.140918t1900z-140919t0000z/
/o.con.kmhx.bh.s.0018.000000t0000z-140919t0000z/
outer banks dare-
918 am edt thu sep 18 2014

...beach hazards statement remains in effect until 8 pm edt this
evening...
...coastal flood advisory in effect from 3 pm this afternoon to
8 pm edt this evening...

the national weather service in newport/morehead city has issued
a coastal flood advisory...which is in effect from 3 pm this
afternoon to 8 pm edt this evening.

* hazards...high threat of rip currents for beaches north of cape
  hatteras.

* coastal flooding...minor ocean overwash expected near the rodanthe
  s-curves to the temporary bridge.

* timing and tides...the most likely time for dangerous rip 
  currents will be a few hours either side of low tide...which will 
  occur around 10 am today.

* coastal flooding timing...minor ocean overwash will be possible
  a few hours either side of high tide...which will occur around
  4:30 t0 5:00 pm this afternoon.

* impacts...motorists should be prepared for standing water from
  minor ocean overwash near the rodanthe s-curves to the pea
  island temporary bridge.

precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 posted near beach
access points and lifeguard stations.

if you become caught in a rip current...do not panic. remain calm
and begin to swim parallel to shore. once you are away from the
force of the rip current...begin to swim back to the beach. do
not attempt to swim directly against a rip current...since it can
exhaust and even kill the strongest swimmer.

a coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.

&&

$$
whus42 kmhx 180758
cfwmhx
881 

urgent - immediate broadcast requested
coastal hazard message
national weather service newport/morehead city nc
358 am edt thu sep 18 2014

...elevated threat of rip currents...

.swell from distant hurricane edouard will produce strong rip
currents along beaches north of cape hatteras today.

ncz103-190000-
/o.con.kmhx.bh.s.0018.000000t0000z-140919t0000z/
outer banks dare-
358 am edt thu sep 18 2014

...beach hazards statement remains in effect through this
evening...

* hazards...high threat of rip currents.

* location...north of cape hatteras

* timing and tides...the most likely time for dangerous rip 
  currents is a few hours either side of low tide...which will 
  occur around 10 am today.

precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 posted near beach
access points and lifeguard stations.

if you become caught in a rip current...do not panic. remain calm
and begin to swim parallel to shore. once you are away from the
force of the rip current...begin to swim back to the beach. do
not attempt to swim directly against a rip current...since it can
exhaust and even kill the strongest swimmer.

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.

&&

$$
whus42 kmlb 180812
cfwmlb
386 

coastal hazard message
national weather service melbourne fl
412 am edt thu sep 18 2014

flz047-054-059-064-141-147-181615-
/o.new.kmlb.rp.s.0014.140918t0812z-140919t0000z/
southern brevard-indian river-st. lucie-martin-coastal volusia-
northern brevard-
412 am edt thu sep 18 2014

...high rip current risk in effect through this evening...

the national weather service in melbourne has issued a high rip
current risk...which is in effect through this evening. 

* timing...the risk will be greatest through early afternoon due
  to tidal effects. however...the threat will continue through
  this afternoon and evening as swells from edouard slowly
  subside.

* impacts...when the rip current threat is high...the surf is
  dangerous for all levels of swimmers. the powerful seaward pull
  of a rip current can carry even the strongest swimmer out beyond
  the sand bar. swimmers are urged not to venture into the surf
  beyond knee depth. 

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 jetties and
piers. heed the advice of lifeguards and the beach patrol. pay
attention to flags and posted signs. 

if you become caught in a rip current...do not panic. remain calm
and begin to swim parallel to shore. once you are away from the
force of the rip current...begin to swim back to the beach. do
not attempt to swim directly against a rip current. even a strong
swimmer can become exhausted quickly.

&&

$$
whus46 kmtr 181012
cfwmtr
054 

urgent - immediate broadcast requested
coastal hazard message
national weather service san francisco bay area
312 am pdt thu sep 18 2014

...a large long period southwesterly swell will continue to
produce strong rip currents and long shore break along south
facing beaches through this evening...

caz505-529-190400-
/o.ext.kmtr.bh.s.0007.000000t0000z-140919t0400z/
coastal north bay...including point reyes national seashore-
northern monterey bay-
312 am pdt thu sep 18 2014

...beach hazards statement now in effect through this evening...

* location...coastal sections of marin and santa cruz counties. 
  in particular south and southwest facing beaches...including 
  but not limited to...stinson beach...santa cruz boardwalk 
  beach and twin lakes beach. 

* timing...through at least this evening.

* impacts...risk for dangerous rip currents and long shore break 
  due to southwesterly swell as high as 5 to 7 feet every 15 
  seconds through this evening. 

precautionary/preparedness actions...a beach hazard statement for
rip currents means that conditions are present to support a
heightened risk of strong rip currents. rip currents are
typically more frequent and stronger in the vicinity of jetties...
inlets...and piers. swimmers caught in a rip current should swim
parallel to the coast to escape the rip current before trying to
swim for shore. swimmers should always swim near a lifeguard.

please visit the following website to share your thoughts on the
new beach hazards statement...

http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=chmbhs.

&&

$$
whus46 ksgx 181146
cfwsgx
490 

coastal hazard message
national weather service san diego ca
446 am pdt thu sep 18 2014

...strong rip currents and elevated surf through this evening...

.a long-period south-southwest swell will produce elevated surf 
and strong rip and longshore currents at the orange and san
diego county beaches through this evening. highest surf will be along
southwest facing beaches of northern orange county. the swell will
gradually lower friday.

caz042-043-190300-
/o.con.ksgx.bh.s.0021.000000t0000z-140919t0300z/
orange county coastal areas-san diego county coastal areas-
446 am pdt thu sep 18 2014

...beach hazards statement remains in effect through this
evening...

* waves and surf...4 to 6 feet with local higher sets along 
  southwest facing beaches...especially in northern orange 
  county. 2 to 4 feet elsewhere. 

* rip currents...widespread dangerous rip and longshore currents.

* timing...through early this evening.

* impacts...the elevated surf...strong rip currents...and 
  longshore currents will produce dangerous swimming 
  conditions... especially for inexperienced swimmers. 

precautionary/preparedness actions...

a beach hazards statement for rip currents means that conditions
are present to support a heightened risk of strong rip currents.
rip currents are typically more frequent and stronger in the
vicinity of jetties...inlets...and piers. swimmers caught in a
rip current should swim parallel to the coast to escape the rip
current before trying to swim for shore. swimmers should always
swim near a lifeguard.

&&

$$

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