136  
WHUS41 KCAR 290657  
CFWCAR  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR MAINE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME  
257 AM EDT FRI SEP 29 2017  
 
MEZ029-030-291200-  
/O.CON.KCAR.SU.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-170929T1200Z/  
COASTAL HANCOCK-COASTAL WASHINGTON-  
257 AM EDT FRI SEP 29 2017  
 
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS  
MORNING...  
 
* SURF HEIGHT...5 TO 6 FEET.  
 
* WAVE PERIOD...12 SECONDS.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.  
 
* 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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