546  
WHUS42 KILM 200845  
CFWILM  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC  
445 AM EDT SAT APR 20 2019  
 
NCZ106-108-210000-  
/O.CAN.KILM.BH.S.0005.190420T1000Z-190421T0100Z/  
/O.EXB.KILM.RP.S.0005.190420T1100Z-190421T0000Z/  
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-  
445 AM EDT SAT APR 20 2019  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP  
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING. THE BEACH  
HAZARDS STATEMENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  
 
* LOCATIONS...COASTAL PENDER AND COASTAL NEW HANOVER.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL BE DANGEROUS  
TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP  
CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.  
 
RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY  
FROM SHORE, WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE  
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS, JETTIES  
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS, BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND  
SIGNS.  
 
IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN  
CALM, DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR  
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT, SWIM PARALLEL TO  
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO  
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.  
 

 
 

 
 
SCZ054-056-200945-  
/O.CAN.KILM.BH.S.0005.190420T1000Z-190421T0100Z/  
COASTAL HORRY-COASTAL GEORGETOWN-  
445 AM EDT SAT APR 20 2019  
   
..BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS CANCELLED
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS CANCELLED THE  
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT.  
 

 
 
NCZ110-210000-  
/O.NEW.KILM.BH.S.0006.190420T1100Z-190421T0000Z/  
/O.CON.KILM.RP.S.0005.190420T1000Z-190421T0100Z/  
COASTAL BRUNSWICK-  
445 AM EDT SAT APR 20 2019  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A BEACH  
HAZARDS STATEMENT, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* LOCATIONS...COASTAL BRUNSWICK.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL BE DANGEROUS  
TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP  
CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.  
 
RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY  
FROM SHORE, WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE  
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS, JETTIES  
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS, BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND  
SIGNS.  
 
IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN  
CALM, DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR  
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT, SWIM PARALLEL TO  
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO  
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.  
 
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP  
CURRENTS, LONGSHORE CURRENTS, AND OTHER HAZARDS CREATE LIFE-  
THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED  
WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.  
 

 
 

 
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