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High Surf Advisory


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
912 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ048>051-241100-
/O.CON.KCHS.SU.Y.0004.170924T1200Z-170926T0000Z/
/O.CON.KCHS.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-170925T0000Z/
COASTAL BRYAN-COASTAL CHATHAM-COASTAL LIBERTY-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
912 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM
EDT MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS...BEACHES OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST
  GEORGIA

* 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.

* BREAKING WAVE HEIGHTS...5 TO 7 FEET.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL BE DANGEROUS TO ANYONE WHO
  ENTERS THE SURF. THERE WILL ALSO BE DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND
  POSSIBLE BEACH EROSION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

EVERYONE SHOULD REMAIN OUT OF THE WATER. MARINERS SHOULD USE
EXTREME CAUTION...ESPECIALLY NEAR INLETS...CUTS AND BAYS. SWELLS
APPROACHING THESE AREAS CAN LEAD TO LARGE...DANGEROUS BREAKING
WAVES. KEEP A CLEAR DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE OCEAN. STRUCTURES SUCH
AS PIERS AND JETTIES WILL BE PARTICULARLY TREACHEROUS.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
750 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

NCZ106-108-110-SCZ054-056-241200-
/O.EXT.KILM.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-170925T0700Z/
/O.CON.KILM.SU.Y.0002.170924T1000Z-170926T0000Z/
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-COASTAL HORRY-
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
750 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM EDT
MONDAY...

* LOCATION...ALL AREA BEACHES.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...AT THE PENDER AND NEW HANOVER BEACHES BREAKERS WILL
  BE 6 TO 9 FEET. AT THE BEACHES FROM BRUNSWICK COUNTY SOUTH TO
  HORRY AND GEORGETOWN COUNTIES THE SURF WILL BE 5 TO 8 FEET.

* TIMING...STRONG RIP CURRENTS CAN OCCUR AT ANY TIME BUT WILL BE
  ESPECIALLY STRONG A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE. BREAKERS
  WILL INCREASE SUNDAY BUT ARE EXPECTED TO BE HIGHEST MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...POWERFUL WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS WHICH COULD RESULT IN
  INJURIES TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

* OTHER HAZARDS...BEACH EROSION AND OCEAN OVER-WASH ESPECIALLY
  DURING EACH HIGH TIDE THROUGH MONDAY

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, AND PAY ATTENTION TO BEACH
PATROL FLAGS AND SIGNS.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE
ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND DANGEROUS
SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

04


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
909 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

AMZ350-241100-
/O.CON.KCHS.SC.Y.0043.000000T0000Z-170927T2000Z/
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
909 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT
WEDNESDAY...

* WINDS AND SEAS...WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS WILL BE HAZARDOUS
  TO SMALL CRAFT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DURING A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS...SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
912 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ048>051-241100-
/O.CON.KCHS.SU.Y.0004.170924T1200Z-170926T0000Z/
/O.CON.KCHS.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-170925T0000Z/
COASTAL BRYAN-COASTAL CHATHAM-COASTAL LIBERTY-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
912 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM
EDT MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS...BEACHES OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST
  GEORGIA

* 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.

* BREAKING WAVE HEIGHTS...5 TO 7 FEET.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL BE DANGEROUS TO ANYONE WHO
  ENTERS THE SURF. THERE WILL ALSO BE DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND
  POSSIBLE BEACH EROSION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

EVERYONE SHOULD REMAIN OUT OF THE WATER. MARINERS SHOULD USE
EXTREME CAUTION...ESPECIALLY NEAR INLETS...CUTS AND BAYS. SWELLS
APPROACHING THESE AREAS CAN LEAD TO LARGE...DANGEROUS BREAKING
WAVES. KEEP A CLEAR DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE OCEAN. STRUCTURES SUCH
AS PIERS AND JETTIES WILL BE PARTICULARLY TREACHEROUS.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
750 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

NCZ106-108-110-SCZ054-056-241200-
/O.EXT.KILM.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-170925T0700Z/
/O.CON.KILM.SU.Y.0002.170924T1000Z-170926T0000Z/
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-COASTAL HORRY-
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
750 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM EDT
MONDAY...

* LOCATION...ALL AREA BEACHES.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...AT THE PENDER AND NEW HANOVER BEACHES BREAKERS WILL
  BE 6 TO 9 FEET. AT THE BEACHES FROM BRUNSWICK COUNTY SOUTH TO
  HORRY AND GEORGETOWN COUNTIES THE SURF WILL BE 5 TO 8 FEET.

* TIMING...STRONG RIP CURRENTS CAN OCCUR AT ANY TIME BUT WILL BE
  ESPECIALLY STRONG A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE. BREAKERS
  WILL INCREASE SUNDAY BUT ARE EXPECTED TO BE HIGHEST MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...POWERFUL WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS WHICH COULD RESULT IN
  INJURIES TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

* OTHER HAZARDS...BEACH EROSION AND OCEAN OVER-WASH ESPECIALLY
  DURING EACH HIGH TIDE THROUGH MONDAY

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, AND PAY ATTENTION TO BEACH
PATROL FLAGS AND SIGNS.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE
ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND DANGEROUS
SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

04

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