136  
WHUS42 KMHX 131015  
CFWMHX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
615 AM EDT WED JUN 13 2018  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT TODAY
 
 
.THE COMBINATION OF HIGH ASTRONOMICAL TIDES, WIND SHIFT, AND  
LINGERING SWELL ENERGY WILL BRING A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NORTH  
OF CAPE LOOKOUT THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
NCZ095-103-104-140000-  
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0012.000000T0000Z-180614T0000Z/  
CARTERET-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-  
615 AM EDT WED JUN 13 2018  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS  
EVENING...  
 
* HAZARDS...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.  
 
* LOCATIONS...ALONG THE BEACHES FROM DUCK TO CAPE LOOKOUT.  
 
* 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 130 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.  
 

 
 

 
 
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