972  
WHUS41 KAKQ 192019  
CFWAKQ  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA  
419 PM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014  
   
..HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS SATURDAY
 
 
.HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS SATURDAY.  
 
NCZ102-VAZ098-200900-  
/O.NEW.KAKQ.BH.S.0011.140920T1200Z-140921T0000Z/  
OUTER BANKS CURRITUCK-VIRGINIA BEACH-  
419 PM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING  
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A BEACH  
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS WHICH IS IN  
EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.  
 
* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.  
 
* TIMING...ALL DAY SATURDAY.  
 
* WAVES AND SURF...WAVES IN THE SURF 3 TO 4 FEET. SHORE BREAK OF 4  
FEET CAN CAUSE NECK AND SPINAL INJURIES...AFFECTING EVEN THE  
MOST ABLE SWIMMERS. SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK DIRECTLY  
ON THE BEACH POTENTIALLY CAUSING NECK AND HEAD INJURIES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP  
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES AND OTHER  
HAZARDS ARE POSSIBLE. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE  
WATER.  
 
PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE  
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...  
 
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS  
 

 
 

 
 
FOR THE LATEST TIDE LEVEL UPDATES...PLEASE VISIT  
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=AKQ  
 
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