481  
WHUS42 KMHX 250946  
CFWMHX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
546 AM EDT TUE JUL 25 2017  
   
..STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED SOUTH OF CAPE HATTERAS TODAY
 
 
.LINGERING SOUTHERLY WIND SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE STRONG  
RIP CURRENTS AND A MODERATE TO STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENT THROUGH  
TODAY.  
 
NCZ095-098-103-104-251800-  
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0030.000000T0000Z-170726T0000Z/  
CARTERET-ONSLOW-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-  
546 AM EDT TUE JUL 25 2017  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS  
EVENING...  
 
* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS AND A STRONG LONGSHORE  
CURRENT.  
 
* LOCATION...CAPE HATTERAS TO SURF CITY.  
 
* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS  
TO OCCUR IS A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE, WHICH WILL  
OCCUR AROUND 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON.  
 
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.  
 
STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS CAN SWEEP SWIMMERS AND SURFERS INTO RIP  
CURRENTS, PIERS, JETTIES AND OTHER HAZARDOUS AREAS. IN MANY CASES  
THE LONGSHORE CURRENT IS STRONG ENOUGH TO PREVENT SWIMMERS FROM  
BEING ABLE TO KEEP THEIR FEET ON THE BOTTOM MAKING IT DIFFICULT  
TO RETURN TO SHORE.  
 

 
 

 
 
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