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Rip Tide Statement
Issued: 6:53 PM Apr. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO
10 PM EDT SATURDAY...

* COASTAL FLOODING...Some minor coastal flooding with tides
running 1 to 2 feet above normal

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...Late tonight through Friday evening.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Tides will run some 1 to 2 feet above
normal especially at times of high tide Friday afternoon.
These above normal water levels may cause some minor coastal
flooding along with some overwash on coastal roadways.

* HIGH SURF...Breaking waves up to 5 to 6 feet are expected
along area beaches.

* HIGH SURF TIMING...Mid morning on Friday through late Saturday
night.

* HIGH SURF IMPACTS...Large breaking waves will produce very
dangerous conditions along area beaches. Venturing into the
surf is not recommended.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...Increasing wave action will create
dangerous rip currents along area beaches late tonight through
Sunday morning.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...Life threatening Rip Currents are likely
today. Always swim near a lifeguard, and never swim alone!

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.

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. For maximum safety...swim near a lifeguard.
Pay attention to flags and signs.

If you become caught in a rip current...yell for help. Remain
calm...do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current...swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.

&&

High Surf Advisory
Issued: 6:53 PM Apr. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO
10 PM EDT SATURDAY...

* COASTAL FLOODING...Some minor coastal flooding with tides
running 1 to 2 feet above normal

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...Late tonight through Friday evening.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Tides will run some 1 to 2 feet above
normal especially at times of high tide Friday afternoon.
These above normal water levels may cause some minor coastal
flooding along with some overwash on coastal roadways.

* HIGH SURF...Breaking waves up to 5 to 6 feet are expected
along area beaches.

* HIGH SURF TIMING...Mid morning on Friday through late Saturday
night.

* HIGH SURF IMPACTS...Large breaking waves will produce very
dangerous conditions along area beaches. Venturing into the
surf is not recommended.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...Increasing wave action will create
dangerous rip currents along area beaches late tonight through
Sunday morning.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...Life threatening Rip Currents are likely
today. Always swim near a lifeguard, and never swim alone!

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.

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. For maximum safety...swim near a lifeguard.
Pay attention to flags and signs.

If you become caught in a rip current...yell for help. Remain
calm...do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current...swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.

&&

Coastal Flood Statement
Issued: 6:53 PM Apr. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO
10 PM EDT SATURDAY...

* COASTAL FLOODING...Some minor coastal flooding with tides
running 1 to 2 feet above normal

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...Late tonight through Friday evening.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Tides will run some 1 to 2 feet above
normal especially at times of high tide Friday afternoon.
These above normal water levels may cause some minor coastal
flooding along with some overwash on coastal roadways.

* HIGH SURF...Breaking waves up to 5 to 6 feet are expected
along area beaches.

* HIGH SURF TIMING...Mid morning on Friday through late Saturday
night.

* HIGH SURF IMPACTS...Large breaking waves will produce very
dangerous conditions along area beaches. Venturing into the
surf is not recommended.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...Increasing wave action will create
dangerous rip currents along area beaches late tonight through
Sunday morning.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...Life threatening Rip Currents are likely
today. Always swim near a lifeguard, and never swim alone!

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.

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. For maximum safety...swim near a lifeguard.
Pay attention to flags and signs.

If you become caught in a rip current...yell for help. Remain
calm...do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current...swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.

&&

Lake Wind Advisory
Issued: 6:55 PM Apr. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM EDT
FRIDAY...

* TIMING...Mid morning on Friday through Friday evening.

* WINDS...South to southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with higher
gusts.

* IMPACTS...Strong and gusty winds will create dangerous boating
conditions on area lakes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Lake Wind Advisory indicates that winds will cause rough chop
on area lakes. Small boats will be especially prone to capsizing.

&&

Small Craft Advisory
Issued: 6:49 PM Apr. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM FRIDAY TO
8 PM EDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...South to southwest winds increasing to 20 to 30 knots
with gusts to gale force shifting to the northwest Friday
night.

* WAVES/SEAS...6 to 8 feet near shore and 8 to 10 feet offshore.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners...especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

&&

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