Elev 79 ft, 40.7 °N, 73.65 °W

West Hempstead, NY

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Small Craft Advisory for Hazardous Seas
Issued: 7:23 PM Sep. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
NOON EDT SATURDAY...

* SEAS...3 to 6 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas means that seas of 5 ft
or higher are expected or occurring, and are hazardous to small
craft. Mariners should avoid shoaling areas. Long period swells
can sharpen into large breaking waves in shoaling areas. It is
not unusual for waves to break much farther from shoaling areas
than is normally experienced. Remember that breaking waves can
easily capsize even larger vessels.

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Rip Tide Statement
Issued: 7:32 PM Sep. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Kings
(Brooklyn), Southeastern Suffolk and Southwestern Suffolk.

* TIMING...Through Saturday evening.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Very strong rip currents will be dangerous
to anyone who enters the surf.

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
sandbars and near structures such as groins, jetties, and piers.
Talk to lifeguards and beach officials to learn about any surf
hazards and heed their advice. Pay attention to flags and posted
signs and swim in life guarded areas.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float, and do not swim against the current.  If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.

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