098  
WHUS41 KCAR 161652  
CFWCAR  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME  
1252 PM EDT WED AUG 16 2017  
 
MEZ029-030-170400-  
/O.CON.KCAR.SU.Y.0001.170816T2200Z-170817T2200Z/  
COASTAL HANCOCK-COASTAL WASHINGTON-  
1252 PM EDT WED AUG 16 2017  
 
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO  
6 PM EDT THURSDAY...  
 
* SURF HEIGHT...4 TO 7 FEET.  
 
* TIMING...THIS EVENING THROUGH THE DAY THURSDAY.  
 
* IMPACTS...HIGH DANGEROUS SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL  
MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS SURF CONDITIONS.  
 
* RIP CURRENTS...ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY  
AWAY FROM SHORE. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS. PAY ATTENTION  
TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.  
 
* HIGH SURF...LARGE WAVES CAN PRESENT A DANGER TO PEOPLE ON  
ROCKS ABOVE THE WATER. STAY AWAY FROM ROCK OUTCROPS ALONG THE  
SHORELINE EXPOSED TO OCEAN WAVES...AS WAVES CAN EASILY SWEEP  
PEOPLE INTO THE COLD OCEAN WATER.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN  
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH  
EROSION.  
 

 
 

 
 
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