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Beach Hazard Statement, High Surf Advisory
Issued: 7:59 PM EDT Sep. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Friday evening...
... High surf advisory remains in effect until 8 PM EDT Friday...

* hazards... high risk for dangerous rip currents, dangerous
shorebreak, and strong longshore currents.

* Locations... beaches along the Outer Banks.

* 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 between 5 and 6 am, and 6 and 7 PM Friday.

* Surf height... 5 to 9 feet.

* Shoreline impacts... the rough surf will lead to beach erosion
with the 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.






759 PM EDT Thu Sep 19 2019

... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Friday evening...
... High surf advisory remains in effect until 8 PM EDT Friday...

* hazards... high risk for dangerous rip currents, dangerous
shorebreak, and strong longshore currents.

* Locations... beaches along the Outer Banks.

* 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 between 5 and 6 am, and 6 and 7 PM Friday.

* Surf height... 5 to 9 feet.

* Shoreline impacts... the rough surf will lead to beach erosion
with the 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.






Beach Hazard Statement, High Surf Advisory
Issued: 7:59 PM EDT Sep. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Friday evening...
... High surf advisory remains in effect until 8 PM EDT Friday...

* hazards... high risk for dangerous rip currents, dangerous
shorebreak, and strong longshore currents.

* Locations... beaches along the Outer Banks.

* 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 between 5 and 6 am, and 6 and 7 PM Friday.

* Surf height... 5 to 9 feet.

* Shoreline impacts... the rough surf will lead to beach erosion
with the 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.






759 PM EDT Thu Sep 19 2019

... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Friday evening...
... High surf advisory remains in effect until 8 PM EDT Friday...

* hazards... high risk for dangerous rip currents, dangerous
shorebreak, and strong longshore currents.

* Locations... beaches along the Outer Banks.

* 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 between 5 and 6 am, and 6 and 7 PM Friday.

* Surf height... 5 to 9 feet.

* Shoreline impacts... the rough surf will lead to beach erosion
with the 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.






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