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Hurricane Maria Forecast To Bring Impacts To East Coast

Hurricane Maria will approach the Mid-Atlantic coast early this week then finally shove eastward into the open Atlantic. Maria will likely not make landfall but will come close to portions of North Carolina midweek and could bring tropical storm force winds, locally heavy rain, storm surge, and very rough surf. Maria will create hazardous surf and rip currents for much of the East Coast this week. Read More >

 

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Experimental National Beach Forecast

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Latest Rip Current Forecast

(The Surf/Ripcurrent forecast starts the weekend before Memorial Day weekend and ends September 30)

 

 Low Risk
A low risk of rip currents implies that wind and wave conditions are not expected to support the development of enhanced rip currents. However, Rip Currents are always possible, especially near jetties and other structures.
Moderate Risk
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 swim alone or at night.
High Risk
A high risk of rip currents means dangerous and potentially life threatening conditions exist for all people entering the surf. 
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The Surf/Ripcurrent forecast starts the weekend before Memorial Day weekend and ends September 30 every year


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Surf Zone Forecast for New Jersey and Delaware
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
326 AM EDT Tue Sep 26 2017

NJZ014-270000-
Eastern Monmouth-
326 AM EDT Tue Sep 26 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk....High. 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.
Weather.............Mostly cloudy.
High Temperature....In the upper 70s.
Ultraviolet Index...6 - High.
Lightning Threat....None.
Surf................8 to 9 feet.
Surf Temperature....72 degrees.
Swell...............Southeast 6 to 7 feet.
Period..............15 seconds.
Winds...............East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tide information...

At Belmar...

Low tide at 5:37 AM...
High tide at 12:23 PM...
Low tide at 6:27 PM...

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NJZ026-270000-
Coastal Ocean-
326 AM EDT Tue Sep 26 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk....High. 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.
Weather.............Mostly cloudy.
High Temperature....In the upper 70s.
Ultraviolet Index...6 - High.
Lightning Threat....None.
Surf................9 to 10 feet.
Surf Temperature....72 degrees.
Swell...............Southeast 7 to 8 feet.
Period..............15 seconds.
Winds...............Northeast winds around 10 mph.

Tide information...

At Barnegat Inlet...

High tide at 12:27 AM...
Low tide at 6:35 AM...
High tide at 12:50 PM...
Low tide at 7:21 PM...

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NJZ025-270000-
Coastal Atlantic-
326 AM EDT Tue Sep 26 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM EDT
WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk....High. 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.
Weather.............Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
High Temperature....In the upper 70s.
Ultraviolet Index...6 - High.
Lightning Threat....None.
Surf................10 to 11 feet.
Surf Temperature....72 degrees.
Swell...............Southeast 8 to 9 feet.
Period..............15 seconds.
Winds...............Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tide information...

At Atlantic City...

Low tide at 6:05 AM...
High tide at 12:27 PM...
Low tide at 6:58 PM...

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NJZ024-270000-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-
326 AM EDT Tue Sep 26 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM EDT
WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk....High. 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.
Weather.............Cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
High Temperature....In the upper 70s.
Ultraviolet Index...6 - High.
Lightning Threat....None.
Surf................10 to 11 feet.
Surf Temperature....72 degrees.
Swell...............Southeast 7 to 8 feet.
Period..............15 seconds.
Winds...............Northeast winds around 15 mph.

Tide information...

At Cape May...

High tide at 12:33 AM...
Low tide at 6:26 AM...
High tide at 1:01 PM...
Low tide at 7:19 PM...

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DEZ004-270000-
Delaware Beaches-
326 AM EDT Tue Sep 26 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM EDT
WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...
Rip Current Risk....High. 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.
Weather.............Cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
High Temperature....In the upper 70s.
Ultraviolet Index...6 - High.
Lightning Threat....None.
Surf................10 to 11 feet.
Surf Temperature....73 degrees.
Swell...............Southeast 7 to 8 feet.
Period..............15 seconds.
Winds...............Northeast winds around 15 mph.

Tide information...

At Rehoboth Beach...

High tide at 12:17 AM...
Low tide at 6:18 AM...
High tide at 12:44 PM...
Low tide at 7:08 PM...

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MPS


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Additional Beach Information from other resources

NJ DEP Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program (Open/Closed beaches and conditions) 

- EPA Beach Advisories and Find information about your beach

- Delaware Outdoor Recreation

- Delaware River and Bay Authority

- NJ and DE Tide and Current Information

- National Buoy Data Center

Atlantic Coast Buoy and Light List for Navigation

- Maryland healthy beaches app