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WHUS42 KILM 210015  
CFWILM  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC  
815 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
 
NCZ106-108-210815-  
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COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-  
815 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
 
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT  
MONDAY...   
..HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT TUESDAY
 
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT MONDAY THROUGH  
MONDAY EVENING...  
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT MONDAY THROUGH  
MONDAY EVENING...  
 
* WHAT...FOR THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY, LARGE BREAKING WAVES OF 5 TO  
8 FEET IN THE SURF ZONE. FOR THE COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY, ONE TO  
TWO FEET OF INUNDATION ABOVE GROUND LEVEL IN LOW-LYING AREAS  
NEAR SHORELINES AND TIDAL WATERWAYS. FOR THE BEACH HAZARDS  
STATEMENT, DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENT.  
 
* WHERE...COASTAL PENDER AND COASTAL NEW HANOVER COUNTIES.  
 
* WHEN...FOR THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY, UNTIL 2 PM EDT TUESDAY. FOR  
THE COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY, UNTIL 2 PM EDT MONDAY. FOR THE  
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT, FROM 6 AM EDT MONDAY THROUGH MONDAY  
EVENING. FOR THE HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK, FROM 6 AM EDT MONDAY  
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...MINOR STREET FLOODING OCCURS ON THE SOUND-SIDE OF  
CAROLINA BEACH, ALONG CANAL DRIVE FROM STARFISH LANE NORTHWARD.  
WATER GETS INTO YARDS ALONG THE SOUND, BUT THE STREET FLOODING  
IS MAINLY THE RESULT OF SALT WATER BACKING UP THROUGH THE STORM  
DRAINS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
IF TRAVEL IS REQUIRED, ALLOW EXTRA TIME AS SOME ROADS MAY BE  
CLOSED. DO NOT DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES OR THROUGH WATER OF  
UNKNOWN DEPTH. TAKE THE NECESSARY ACTIONS TO PROTECT FLOOD-PRONE  
PROPERTY.  
 
INEXPERIENCED SWIMMERS SHOULD REMAIN OUT OF THE WATER DUE TO  
DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS.  
 
IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND FLOAT. DON'T SWIM AGAINST  
THE CURRENT. IF ABLE, SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE.  
IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.  
 
REMAIN OUT OF THE WATER TO AVOID HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.  
 

 
 
TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.  
 
MERCER PIER AT WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH - FLOOD STAGE 6.0 FT  
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 6.0 FT, MODERATE 8.0 FT, MAJOR 10.0 FT  
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.5 FT, MODERATE 3.5 FT, MAJOR 5.5 FT  
 
TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE  
DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD  
FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT  
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------  
20/11 PM 6.6 2.1 1.7 2 MINOR  
21/11 AM 7.3 2.8 1.7 2 MINOR  
22/12 AM 6.1 1.6 1.5 3-5 MINOR  
22/12 PM 6.6 2.1 1.2 2 MINOR  
23/12 AM 5.3 0.8 1.0 2 NONE  
23/01 PM 6.4 1.9 1.1 1 MINOR  
 

 
 

 
 
NCZ110-210815-  
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COASTAL BRUNSWICK-  
815 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
 
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT  
MONDAY...  
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT MONDAY THROUGH  
MONDAY EVENING...  
 
* WHAT...FOR THE COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY, ONE TO TWO FEET OF  
INUNDATION ABOVE GROUND LEVEL IN LOW-LYING AREAS NEAR  
SHORELINES AND TIDAL WATERWAYS. FOR THE HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK,  
DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.  
 
* WHERE...COASTAL BRUNSWICK COUNTY.  
 
* WHEN...FOR THE COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY, UNTIL 2 PM EDT MONDAY.  
FOR THE HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK, FROM 6 AM EDT MONDAY THROUGH  
MONDAY EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...MINOR STREET FLOODING OCCURS ON THE SOUND-SIDE OF  
CAROLINA BEACH, ALONG CANAL DRIVE FROM STARFISH LANE NORTHWARD.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
IF TRAVEL IS REQUIRED, ALLOW EXTRA TIME AS SOME ROADS MAY BE  
CLOSED. DO NOT DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES OR THROUGH WATER OF  
UNKNOWN DEPTH. TAKE THE NECESSARY ACTIONS TO PROTECT FLOOD-PRONE  
PROPERTY.  
 
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND  
FLOAT. DON'T SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT. IF ABLE, SWIM IN A  
DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE  
SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.  
 

 
 
TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.  
 
MERCER PIER AT WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH - FLOOD STAGE 6.0 FT  
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 6.0 FT, MODERATE 8.0 FT, MAJOR 10.0 FT  
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.5 FT, MODERATE 3.5 FT, MAJOR 5.5 FT  
 
TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE  
DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD  
FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT  
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------  
20/11 PM 6.6 2.1 1.7 2 MINOR  
21/11 AM 7.3 2.8 1.7 2 MINOR  
22/12 AM 6.1 1.6 1.5 3-5 MINOR  
22/12 PM 6.6 2.1 1.2 2 MINOR  
23/12 AM 5.3 0.8 1.0 2 NONE  
23/01 PM 6.4 1.9 1.1 1 MINOR  
 

 
 

 
 
SCZ054-056-210815-  
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/O.NEW.KILM.RP.S.0028.200921T1000Z-200922T0000Z/  
COASTAL HORRY-COASTAL GEORGETOWN-  
815 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT MONDAY THROUGH  
MONDAY EVENING...  
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT MONDAY THROUGH  
MONDAY EVENING...  
 
* WHAT...FOR THE BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT, DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS  
AND STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENT.  
 
* WHERE...COASTAL HORRY AND COASTAL GEORGETOWN COUNTIES.  
 
* WHEN...FROM 6 AM EDT MONDAY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP EVEN THE BEST SWIMMERS AWAY  
FROM SHORE INTO DEEPER WATER. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS  
ACTIONS...  
 
IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND FLOAT. DON'T SWIM AGAINST  
THE CURRENT. IF ABLE, SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE.  
IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.  
 
REMAIN OUT OF THE WATER TO AVOID HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.  
 

 
 

 
 
NCZ107-210815-  
/O.CON.KILM.CF.Y.0077.000000T0000Z-200921T2100Z/  
INLAND NEW HANOVER-  
815 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
 
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT  
MONDAY...  
 
* WHAT...ONE TO TWO FEET OF INUNDATION ABOVE GROUND LEVEL IN LOW-  
LYING AREAS NEAR SHORELINES AND TIDAL WATERWAYS.  
 
* WHERE...THE LOWER CAPE FEAR RIVER INCLUDING DOWNTOWN  
WILMINGTON.  
 
* WHEN...UNTIL 5 PM EDT MONDAY.  
 
* IMPACTS...WATER AS DEEP AS A FOOT COVERING POTIONS OF  
BATTLESHIP ROAD AND USS NORTH CAROLINA ROAD WITH 12 TO 18  
INCHES OF WATER OVER THE LOWEST SPOTS ON EACH ROAD. WATER OVER  
SIX INCHES DEEP ALONG RIVER ROAD ABOUT A QUARTER MILE SOUTH OF  
THE CAPE BOULEVARD. WATER COVERING MORE THAN TWO BLOCKS OF  
WATER STREET NEAR MARKET STREET WITH AS MUCH AS A FOOT OF  
WATER IN THE CENTER OF WATER STREET JUST SOUTH OF MARKET  
STREET.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
IF TRAVEL IS REQUIRED, ALLOW EXTRA TIME AS SOME ROADS MAY BE  
CLOSED. DO NOT DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES OR THROUGH WATER OF  
UNKNOWN DEPTH. TAKE THE NECESSARY ACTIONS TO PROTECT FLOOD-PRONE  
PROPERTY.  
 

 
 
TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.  
 
CAPE FEAR RIVER AT WILMINGTON - FLOOD STAGE 5.5 FT  
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 5.5 FT, MODERATE 6.7 FT, MAJOR 10.0 FT  
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 0.8 FT, MODERATE 2.0 FT, MAJOR 5.3 FT  
 
TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE  
DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD  
FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT  
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------  
21/01 AM 6.3 1.6 1.5 1 MINOR  
21/02 PM 6.6 1.9 1.4 1 MINOR  
22/02 AM 5.9 1.2 1.3 1 MINOR  
22/02 PM 6.3 1.6 1.3 1 MINOR  
23/03 AM 5.5 0.8 1.1 1 MINOR  
23/04 PM 6.0 1.3 1.0 1 MINOR  
 

 
 

 
 
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