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Hurricane Statement
Issued: 5:57 PM EDT Aug. 29, 2016 – National Weather Service

This product covers eastern North Carolina

**tropical Storm Warning issued for parts of the North Carolina
coast**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for Carteret... Outer Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 140 miles southeast of Buxton NC or about 150 miles
      southeast of Ocracoke NC
    - 33.6n 74.0w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 6 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 140 miles southeast of Cape
Hatteras, is moving northwest towards the North Carolina coast. A
slow northwest movement is expected on Tuesday with a turn to the north
Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone will
pass just offshore of the North Carolina Outer Banks late Tuesday. At
this time, Tropical Depression Eight is forecast to become a tropical
storm by Tuesday afternoon.

The primary impact will be heavy rain and the threat for localized
flash flooding, mainly along the Outer Banks. Rainfall amounts of 1 to
3 inches are expected with locally higher amounts of up to 5 inches
possible.

Tropical storm force winds are expected along the coast, mainly
from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. These winds could lead to some
downed trees.

Minor storm surge flooding is possible with water levels 1 foot or less
above ground. This would mainly be over the areas adjacent to
the southern Pamlico Sound and beaches north of Cape Lookout.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across eastern North Carolina.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Newport/Morehead City NC around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



557 PM EDT Mon Aug 29 2016

This product covers eastern North Carolina

**tropical Storm Warning issued for parts of the North Carolina
coast**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for Carteret... Outer Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 140 miles southeast of Buxton NC or about 150 miles
      southeast of Ocracoke NC
    - 33.6n 74.0w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 6 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 140 miles southeast of Cape
Hatteras, is moving northwest towards the North Carolina coast. A
slow northwest movement is expected on Tuesday with a turn to the north
Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone will
pass just offshore of the North Carolina Outer Banks late Tuesday. At
this time, Tropical Depression Eight is forecast to become a tropical
storm by Tuesday afternoon.

The primary impact will be heavy rain and the threat for localized
flash flooding, mainly along the Outer Banks. Rainfall amounts of 1 to
3 inches are expected with locally higher amounts of up to 5 inches
possible.

Tropical storm force winds are expected along the coast, mainly
from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. These winds could lead to some
downed trees.

Minor storm surge flooding is possible with water levels 1 foot or less
above ground. This would mainly be over the areas adjacent to
the southern Pamlico Sound and beaches north of Cape Lookout.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across eastern North Carolina.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Newport/Morehead City NC around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



557 PM EDT Mon Aug 29 2016

This product covers eastern North Carolina

**tropical Storm Warning issued for parts of the North Carolina
coast**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for Carteret... Outer Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 140 miles southeast of Buxton NC or about 150 miles
      southeast of Ocracoke NC
    - 33.6n 74.0w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 6 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 140 miles southeast of Cape
Hatteras, is moving northwest towards the North Carolina coast. A
slow northwest movement is expected on Tuesday with a turn to the north
Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone will
pass just offshore of the North Carolina Outer Banks late Tuesday. At
this time, Tropical Depression Eight is forecast to become a tropical
storm by Tuesday afternoon.

The primary impact will be heavy rain and the threat for localized
flash flooding, mainly along the Outer Banks. Rainfall amounts of 1 to
3 inches are expected with locally higher amounts of up to 5 inches
possible.

Tropical storm force winds are expected along the coast, mainly
from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. These winds could lead to some
downed trees.

Minor storm surge flooding is possible with water levels 1 foot or less
above ground. This would mainly be over the areas adjacent to
the southern Pamlico Sound and beaches north of Cape Lookout.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across eastern North Carolina.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Newport/Morehead City NC around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


557 PM EDT Mon Aug 29 2016

This product covers eastern North Carolina

**tropical Storm Warning issued for parts of the North Carolina
coast**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for Carteret... Outer Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 140 miles southeast of Buxton NC or about 150 miles
      southeast of Ocracoke NC
    - 33.6n 74.0w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 6 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 140 miles southeast of Cape
Hatteras, is moving northwest towards the North Carolina coast. A
slow northwest movement is expected on Tuesday with a turn to the north
Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone will
pass just offshore of the North Carolina Outer Banks late Tuesday. At
this time, Tropical Depression Eight is forecast to become a tropical
storm by Tuesday afternoon.

The primary impact will be heavy rain and the threat for localized
flash flooding, mainly along the Outer Banks. Rainfall amounts of 1 to
3 inches are expected with locally higher amounts of up to 5 inches
possible.

Tropical storm force winds are expected along the coast, mainly
from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. These winds could lead to some
downed trees.

Minor storm surge flooding is possible with water levels 1 foot or less
above ground. This would mainly be over the areas adjacent to
the southern Pamlico Sound and beaches north of Cape Lookout.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across eastern North Carolina.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Newport/Morehead City NC around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 9:03 PM EDT Aug. 29, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Tuesday
evening...

* hazards... high threat of rip currents.

* Location... all beaches from Surf City to Duck.

* Timing and tides... the best chance for strong rip currents will
be a few hours either side of low tide... which occurs between
1230 PM and 130 PM Tuesday. However... significant long period
swells will make conditions dangerous during at all times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Swim near a lifeguard. 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.