305  
FZUS51 KBOX 152052  
SRFBOX  
 
SURF ZONE FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA  
352 PM EST SAT DEC 15 2018  
 
FOR THE OCEAN BEACHES OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS  
 
A SERIES OF LOW PRES SYSTEMS TRACK S OF SRN NEW ENGLAND THIS  
WEEKEND INTO MON BRINGING WIDESPREAD RAIN AND STRONG WINDS. HIGH  
PRES BUILDS BACK TOWARDS THE WATERS FROM THE W TUE INTO WED.  
 
MAZ022-160915-  
BARNSTABLE MA-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF CHATHAM, EASTHAM, AND PROVINCETOWN  
352 PM EST SAT DEC 15 2018  
   
TOMORROW
 
 
EAST COAST RIP CURRENT RISK....MODERATE.  
EAST COAST SURF.....2 TO 3 FEET.  
EAST COAST SWELL....SOUTH AROUND 3 FEET.  
EAST COAST PERIOD...10 SECONDS.  
EAST COAST SWELL....EAST AROUND 1 FOOT IN THE MORNING.  
EAST COAST PERIOD...5 SECONDS.  
EAST COAST WATER....47 DEGREES.  
ULTRAVIOLET INDEX...0 - LOW.  
WEATHER.............MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....IN THE LOWER 40S.  
WINDS...............EAST WINDS 18 TO 19 MPH.  
LIGHTNING THREAT....NONE.  
   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY, RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 21 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST  
WINDS AROUND 19 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS.  
LOWS AROUND 30. BREEZY. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 27 MPH.  
 
TIDE INFORMATION...  
 
AT NAUSET BEACH...  
 
HIGH TIDE AT 4:43 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 10:55 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 5:01 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 11:18 PM.  
 
AT HYANNISPORT...  
 
HIGH TIDE AT 6:38 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 12:07 PM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 6:49 PM.  
 
AT BARNSTABLE HARBOR...  
 
HIGH TIDE AT 5:41 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 12:08 PM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 5:59 PM.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IMPLIES THAT INDIVIDUALS PLANNING TO  
ENTER THE SURF SHOULD CHECK WITH LOCAL BEACH PATROLS FIRST. BE SURE  
TO SWIM WITHIN SIGHT OF A LIFE GUARD, AND NEVER ALONE OR AT NIGHT.  
ALWAYS HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.  
 

 
 

 
 
MAZ024-160915-  
NANTUCKET MA-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF NANTUCKET  
352 PM EST SAT DEC 15 2018  
   
TOMORROW
 
 
SOUTH COAST RIP CURRENT RISK....HIGH.  
EAST COAST RIP CURRENT RISK.....MODERATE.  
SOUTH COAST SURF....3 TO 5 FEET.  
EAST COAST SURF.....3 TO 4 FEET.  
SOUTH COAST SWELL...SOUTH 4 TO 5 FEET.  
SOUTH COAST PERIOD...10 SECONDS.  
EAST COAST SWELL....SOUTH AROUND 4 FEET.  
EAST COAST PERIOD...10 SECONDS.  
SOUTH COAST WATER...44 DEGREES.  
EAST COAST WATER....44 DEGREES.  
ULTRAVIOLET INDEX...0 - LOW.  
WEATHER.............CLOUDY. RAIN.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....IN THE LOWER 40S.  
WINDS...............EAST WINDS 21 TO 22 MPH.  
LIGHTNING THREAT....NONE.  
   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY, RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 20 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 19 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS AROUND 30. BREEZY.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 27 MPH.  
 
TIDE INFORMATION...  
 
AT NANTUCKET...  
 
LOW TIDE AT 12:01 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 6:35 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 12:30 PM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 6:49 PM.  
 
AT GREAT POINT...  
 
HIGH TIDE AT 6:13 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 12:06 PM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 6:31 PM.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MEANS DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY  
LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS EXIST FOR ALL PEOPLE ENTERING THE  
SURF.PEOPLE VISITING THE BEACHES SHOULD STAY OUT OF THE HIGH SURF.  
 
A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IMPLIES THAT INDIVIDUALS PLANNING TO  
ENTER THE SURF SHOULD CHECK WITH LOCAL BEACH PATROLS FIRST. BE SURE  
TO SWIM WITHIN SIGHT OF A LIFE GUARD, AND NEVER ALONE OR AT NIGHT.  
ALWAYS HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.  
 

 
 

 
 
MAZ023-160915-  
DUKES MA-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF EDGARTOWN AND AQUINNAH  
352 PM EST SAT DEC 15 2018  
   
TOMORROW
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK....HIGH.  
SURF................3 TO 5 FEET.  
SWELL...............SOUTH 4 TO 5 FEET.  
PERIOD..............10 SECONDS.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...46 DEGREES.  
ULTRAVIOLET INDEX...0 - LOW.  
WEATHER.............CLOUDY. RAIN.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....IN THE LOWER 40S.  
WINDS...............EAST WINDS 20 TO 22 MPH.  
LIGHTNING THREAT....NONE.  
   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY, RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 20 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 17 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. BREEZY.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH.  
 
TIDE INFORMATION...  
 
AT SQUIBNOCKET POINT...  
 
HIGH TIDE AT 12:59 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 7:48 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 1:15 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 7:57 PM.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MEANS DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY  
LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS EXIST FOR ALL PEOPLE ENTERING THE  
SURF.PEOPLE VISITING THE BEACHES SHOULD STAY OUT OF THE HIGH SURF.  
 

 
 

 
 
MAZ020-160915-  
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF WESTPORT, DARTMOUTH, AND NEW BEDFORD  
352 PM EST SAT DEC 15 2018  
   
TOMORROW
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK....MODERATE.  
SURF................3 TO 4 FEET.  
SWELL...............SOUTH AROUND 4 FEET.  
PERIOD..............10 SECONDS.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...47 DEGREES.  
ULTRAVIOLET INDEX...0 - LOW.  
WEATHER.............CLOUDY. RAIN.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....IN THE LOWER 40S.  
WINDS...............NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 17 MPH.  
LIGHTNING THREAT....NONE.  
   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY, RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 17 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 13 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.  
 
TIDE INFORMATION...  
 
AT WESTPORT HARBOR...  
 
HIGH TIDE AT 1:53 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 8:23 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 2:09 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 8:32 PM.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IMPLIES THAT INDIVIDUALS PLANNING TO  
ENTER THE SURF SHOULD CHECK WITH LOCAL BEACH PATROLS FIRST. BE SURE  
TO SWIM WITHIN SIGHT OF A LIFE GUARD, AND NEVER ALONE OR AT NIGHT.  
ALWAYS HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.  
 

 
 

 
 
RIZ007-160915-  
NEWPORT RI-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF NEWPORT, MIDDLETOWN, AND LITTLE COMPTON  
352 PM EST SAT DEC 15 2018  
   
TOMORROW
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK....MODERATE.  
SURF................3 TO 5 FEET.  
SWELL...............SOUTH 4 TO 5 FEET.  
PERIOD..............10 SECONDS.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...48 DEGREES.  
ULTRAVIOLET INDEX...0 - LOW.  
WEATHER.............CLOUDY. RAIN.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....IN THE LOWER 40S.  
WINDS...............NORTHEAST WINDS 16 TO 18 MPH.  
LIGHTNING THREAT....NONE.  
   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY, RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 17 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 14 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.  
 
TIDE INFORMATION...  
 
AT NEWPORT...  
 
HIGH TIDE AT 1:44 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 7:50 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 2:00 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 7:59 PM.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IMPLIES THAT INDIVIDUALS PLANNING TO  
ENTER THE SURF SHOULD CHECK WITH LOCAL BEACH PATROLS FIRST. BE SURE  
TO SWIM WITHIN SIGHT OF A LIFE GUARD, AND NEVER ALONE OR AT NIGHT.  
ALWAYS HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.  
 

 
 

 
 
RIZ006-160915-  
WASHINGTON RI-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF NARRAGANSETT, CHARLESTOWN, AND WESTERLY  
352 PM EST SAT DEC 15 2018  
   
TOMORROW
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK....MODERATE.  
SURF................3 TO 5 FEET.  
SWELL...............SOUTH 4 TO 5 FEET.  
PERIOD..............10 SECONDS.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...48 DEGREES.  
ULTRAVIOLET INDEX...0 - LOW.  
WEATHER.............CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....IN THE LOWER 40S.  
WINDS...............NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 18 MPH.  
LIGHTNING THREAT....NONE.  
   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY, RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 16 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 12 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 19 MPH.  
 
TIDE INFORMATION...  
 
AT WATCH HILL POINT...  
 
HIGH TIDE AT 2:25 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 9:06 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 2:41 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 9:15 PM.  
 
AT POINT JUDITH - HARBOR OF REFUGE...  
 
HIGH TIDE AT 1:54 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 8:18 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 2:09 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 8:13 PM.  
 
AT NARRAGANSETT PIER...  
 
HIGH TIDE AT 1:33 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 8:01 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 1:49 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 8:10 PM.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IMPLIES THAT INDIVIDUALS PLANNING TO  
ENTER THE SURF SHOULD CHECK WITH LOCAL BEACH PATROLS FIRST. BE SURE  
TO SWIM WITHIN SIGHT OF A LIFE GUARD, AND NEVER ALONE OR AT NIGHT.  
ALWAYS HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.  
 

 
 

 
 
RIZ008-160915-  
BLOCK ISLAND RI-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF BLOCK ISLAND  
352 PM EST SAT DEC 15 2018  
   
TOMORROW
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK....HIGH.  
SURF................3 TO 5 FEET.  
SWELL...............SOUTH 4 TO 5 FEET.  
PERIOD..............10 SECONDS.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...49 DEGREES.  
ULTRAVIOLET INDEX...0 - LOW.  
WEATHER.............CLOUDY. RAIN.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....IN THE LOWER 40S.  
WINDS...............BREEZY. NORTHEAST WINDS 24 TO 27 MPH.  
LIGHTNING THREAT....NONE.  
   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY, RAIN. LOWS AROUND 40. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND  
2 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 17 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS AROUND 30. BREEZY.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 27 MPH.  
 
TIDE INFORMATION...  
 
AT BLOCK ISLAND - OLD HARBOR...  
 
HIGH TIDE AT 1:33 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 8:13 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 1:52 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 8:08 PM.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MEANS DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY  
LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS EXIST FOR ALL PEOPLE ENTERING THE  
SURF.PEOPLE VISITING THE BEACHES SHOULD STAY OUT OF THE HIGH SURF.  
 

 
 

 
 
MAZ019-160915-  
EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF COHASSET, DUXBURY, HINGHAM, KINGSTON,  
MARSHFIELD, PLYMOUTH, AND SCITUATE  
352 PM EST SAT DEC 15 2018  
   
TOMORROW
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK....MODERATE.  
SURF................1 TO 2 FEET.  
SWELL...............SOUTHEAST AROUND 1 FOOT.  
PERIOD..............8 SECONDS.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...47 DEGREES.  
ULTRAVIOLET INDEX...0 - LOW.  
WEATHER.............CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....IN THE LOWER 40S.  
WINDS...............EAST WINDS 13 TO 15 MPH.  
LIGHTNING THREAT....NONE.  
   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY, RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 19 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 23 MPH.  
 
TIDE INFORMATION...  
 
AT SCITUATE HARBOR...  
 
HIGH TIDE AT 5:36 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 11:45 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 5:55 PM.  
 
AT PLYMOUTH...  
 
HIGH TIDE AT 5:38 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 12:09 PM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 5:59 PM.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IMPLIES THAT INDIVIDUALS PLANNING TO  
ENTER THE SURF SHOULD CHECK WITH LOCAL BEACH PATROLS FIRST. BE SURE  
TO SWIM WITHIN SIGHT OF A LIFE GUARD, AND NEVER ALONE OR AT NIGHT.  
ALWAYS HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.  
 

 
 

 
 
MAZ015-016-160915-  
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF BOSTON, CHELSEA, REVERE, WINTHROP,  
BRAINTREE, MILTON, QUINCY, AND WEYMOUTH  
352 PM EST SAT DEC 15 2018  
   
TOMORROW
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK....MODERATE.  
SURF................1 TO 2 FEET.  
SWELL...............SOUTHEAST AROUND 1 FOOT.  
PERIOD..............8 SECONDS.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...46 DEGREES.  
ULTRAVIOLET INDEX...0 - LOW.  
WEATHER.............CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....IN THE LOWER 40S.  
WINDS...............EAST WINDS 13 TO 15 MPH.  
LIGHTNING THREAT....NONE.  
   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY, RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 18 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 14 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST  
WINDS AROUND 21 MPH.  
 
TIDE INFORMATION...  
 
AT BOSTON...  
 
HIGH TIDE AT 5:30 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 11:38 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 5:48 PM.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IMPLIES THAT INDIVIDUALS PLANNING TO  
ENTER THE SURF SHOULD CHECK WITH LOCAL BEACH PATROLS FIRST. BE SURE  
TO SWIM WITHIN SIGHT OF A LIFE GUARD, AND NEVER ALONE OR AT NIGHT.  
ALWAYS HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.  
 

 
 

 
 
MAZ007-160915-  
EASTERN ESSEX MA-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF BEVERLY, GLOUCESTER, AND NEWBURYPORT  
352 PM EST SAT DEC 15 2018  
   
TOMORROW
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK....MODERATE.  
SURF................1 TO 3 FEET.  
SWELL...............SOUTHEAST 1 TO 2 FEET.  
PERIOD..............9 SECONDS.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...47 DEGREES.  
ULTRAVIOLET INDEX...0 - LOW.  
WEATHER.............MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE....IN THE LOWER 40S.  
WINDS...............NORTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 13 MPH.  
LIGHTNING THREAT....NONE.  
   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY. RAIN WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.  
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 17 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. HIGHS AROUND 40.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 13 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.  
COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 22 MPH.  
 
TIDE INFORMATION...  
 
AT NEWBURYPORT...  
 
LOW TIDE AT 12:00 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 5:52 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 12:28 PM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 6:12 PM.  
 
AT GLOUCESTER HARBOR...  
 
HIGH TIDE AT 5:30 AM.  
LOW TIDE AT 11:34 AM.  
HIGH TIDE AT 5:48 PM.  
LOW TIDE AT 11:57 PM.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IMPLIES THAT INDIVIDUALS PLANNING TO  
ENTER THE SURF SHOULD CHECK WITH LOCAL BEACH PATROLS FIRST. BE SURE  
TO SWIM WITHIN SIGHT OF A LIFE GUARD, AND NEVER ALONE OR AT NIGHT.  
ALWAYS HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.  
 

 
 

 
 
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