656  
WHUS42 KMHX 232003  
CFWMHX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
403 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017  
 
...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND SHORE BREAK ALL BEACHES THROUGH  
SUNDAY...  
 
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FROM CAPE LOOKOUT SOUTH SUNDAY THROUGH AT  
LEAST MONDAY...  
 
.BUILDING SWELL FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE MARIA WILL PRODUCE A HIGH  
RIP CURRENT THREAT WITH DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK ALONG THE COAST  
THROUGH SUNDAY ALONG WITH DANGEROUS BREAKING SURF OF 6 TO 9 FEET.  
 
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CARTERET-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-  
403 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017  
   
..BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING
 
 
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM EDT  
MONDAY SOUTH OF OREGON INLET...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED  
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM  
EDT MONDAY.  
 
* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS  
SHORE BREAK.  
 
* OTHER HAZARDS...BEACH EROSION AND OCEAN OVER-WASH ESPECIALLY  
DURING EACH HIGH TIDE THROUGH MONDAY.  
 
* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES.  
 
* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS  
IS A COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE, WHICH WILL OCCUR  
AROUND 5 PM SUNDAY.  
 
* IMPACTS...POWERFUL WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS WHICH COULD RESULT IN  
INJURIES TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.  
 
* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 9 FEET NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT AND 5 TO 8 FEET  
SOUTH.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM. DON'T FIGHT THE CURRENT.  
SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. WHEN OUT OF THE  
CURRENT, SWIM BACK TO SHORE. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL  
OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND  
CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.  
 
SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. THE  
MOST COMMON INJURIES WITH STRONG SHORE BREAK ARE NECK AND BACK  
INJURIES, WHICH MOST OFTEN OCCUR WHEN THE POWERFUL SURF THROWS A  
SWIMMER OR SURFER HEAD FIRST INTO THE BOTTOM. IT IS EXTREMELY  
IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK WHENEVER YOU ARE IN  
BREAKING WAVES BY KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN FRONT OF YOU AT ALL  
TIMES.  
 
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN  
THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND  
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.  
 

 
 

 
 
NCZ098-241000-  
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ONSLOW-  
403 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017  
   
..BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING
 
 
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM EDT  
MONDAY...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED  
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM  
EDT MONDAY.  
 
* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS  
SHORE BREAK.  
 
* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES.  
 
* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS  
IS A COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE, WHICH WILL OCCUR  
AROUND 5 PM SUNDAY.  
 
* IMPACTS...POWERFUL WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS WHICH COULD RESULT IN  
INJURIES TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.  
 
* OTHER HAZARDS...BEACH EROSION AND OCEAN OVER-WASH ESPECIALLY  
DURING EACH HIGH TIDE THROUGH MONDAY.  
 
* SURF HEIGHT...5 TO 8 FEET.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM. DON'T FIGHT THE CURRENT.  
SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. WHEN OUT OF THE  
CURRENT, SWIM BACK TO SHORE. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL  
OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND  
CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.  
 
SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. THE  
MOST COMMON INJURIES WITH STRONG SHORE BREAK ARE NECK AND BACK  
INJURIES, WHICH MOST OFTEN OCCUR WHEN THE POWERFUL SURF THROWS A  
SWIMMER OR SURFER HEAD FIRST INTO THE BOTTOM. IT IS EXTREMELY  
IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK WHENEVER YOU ARE IN  
BREAKING WAVES BY KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN FRONT OF YOU AT ALL  
TIMES.  
 
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN  
THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND  
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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