477  
WHUS42 KMHX 260651  
CFWMHX  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
251 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017  
 
...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS WILL PERSIST NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT  
TODAY...  
 
.THE COMBINATION OF SOUTHEAST SWELLS AND HIGH ASTRONOMICAL TIDES  
WILL LEAD TO A HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT  
TODAY.  
 
NCZ095-103-104-262015-  
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CARTERET-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-  
251 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS  
EVENING NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT...  
 
* HAZARDS...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK AND DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK.  
 
* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES BUT ESPECIALLY ALONG EAST FACING  
BEACHES.  
 
* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR LIFE THREATENING RIP  
CURRENTS WILL BE A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE. LOW  
TIDE THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE AROUND 2 PM.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. 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.  
 

 
 

 
 
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