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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
354 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HURRICANE CRISTOBAL WILL BRING DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS
TO SOUTH FACING OCEAN BEACHES OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS
THROUGH FRIDAY...

MAZ020-022>024-RIZ006>008-281600-
/O.COR.KBOX.SU.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-140829T1200Z/
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
354 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM FRIDAY...

* LOCATION...SOUTH COAST OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS
  INCLUDING NANTUCKET...MARTHAS VINEYARD AND BLOCK ISLAND.

* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 12 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH 8 AM FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS. ALSO
  VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL AWAY FROM
  POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. LARGE WAVES CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO THE
  WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
  INTO THE TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
  INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL.  ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES.  WATCH YOUR CHILDREN.  BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

&&

$$


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Small Craft Advisory For Hazardous Seas


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
401 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...LARGE SOUTHERLY SWELLS FROM HURRICANE CRISTOBAL IMPACT THE NEW
ENGLAND OCEAN WATERS THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY NIGHT...

ANZ235-237-281615-
/O.EXT.KBOX.SW.Y.0025.000000T0000Z-140829T1200Z/
RHODE ISLAND SOUND-BLOCK ISLAND SOUND-
401 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
8 AM EDT FRIDAY...

* SEAS...3 TO 6 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES ARE
EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT. MARINERS SHOULD AVOID
SHOALING AREAS. LONG PERIOD SWELL CAN SHARPEN INTO LARGE BREAKING
WAVES IN SHOALING AREAS. IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR WAVES TO BREAK
MUCH FARTHER FROM SHOALING AREAS THAN IS NORMALLY EXPERIENCED.
REMEMBER...BREAKING WAVES CAN EASILY CAPSIZE EVEN LARGER VESSELS.

&&

$$


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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
401 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...LARGE SOUTHERLY SWELLS FROM HURRICANE CRISTOBAL IMPACT THE NEW
ENGLAND OCEAN WATERS THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY NIGHT...

ANZ254>256-281615-
/O.EXT.KBOX.SW.Y.0025.000000T0000Z-140829T2100Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM PROVINCETOWN MA TO CHATHAM MA TO NANTUCKET MA
OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS EXTENDING OUT TO 25 NM SOUTH OF MARTHAS VINEYARD
AND NANTUCKET-
COASTAL WATERS FROM MONTAUK NY TO MARTHAS VINEYARD EXTENDING OUT
TO 20 NM SOUTH OF BLOCK ISLAND-
401 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
5 PM EDT FRIDAY...

* SEAS...5 TO 8 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES ARE
EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT. MARINERS SHOULD AVOID
SHOALING AREAS. LONG PERIOD SWELL CAN SHARPEN INTO LARGE BREAKING
WAVES IN SHOALING AREAS. IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR WAVES TO BREAK
MUCH FARTHER FROM SHOALING AREAS THAN IS NORMALLY EXPERIENCED.
REMEMBER...BREAKING WAVES CAN EASILY CAPSIZE EVEN LARGER VESSELS.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
425 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

ANZ230>237-250-251-254>256-290830-
BOSTON HARBOR-CAPE COD BAY-NANTUCKET SOUND-VINEYARD SOUND-
BUZZARDS BAY-RHODE ISLAND SOUND-NARRAGANSETT BAY-BLOCK ISLAND SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS EAST OF IPSWICH BAY AND THE STELLWAGEN BANK NATIONAL
MARINE SANCTUARY-MASSACHUSETTS BAY AND IPSWICH BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PROVINCETOWN MA TO CHATHAM MA TO NANTUCKET MA
OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS EXTENDING OUT TO 25 NM SOUTH OF MARTHAS VINEYARD AND
NANTUCKET-
COASTAL WATERS FROM MONTAUK NY TO MARTHAS VINEYARD EXTENDING OUT TO
20 NM SOUTH OF BLOCK ISLAND-
425 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE
ISLAND COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

HURRICANE CRISTOBAL WILL PASS WELL SOUTHEAST OF NEW ENGLAND LATE
TONIGHT. SOUTH SWELLS WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD...UPWARDS TO 6 TO 8
FT ACROSS THE SOUTHERN OUTER WATERS UP TO EAST OF CAPE COD.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

HIGH SOUTH SWELLS WILL CONTINUE ON FRIDAY ON THE OUTER WATERS
FROM CAPE COD SOUTHWARD...THEN SHOULD SUBSIDE FRIDAY NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$


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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
425 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

MAZ020-022>024-RIZ006>008-290830-
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
425 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT FRIDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS
AND SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   HIGH SURF ADVISORY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   HIGH SURF ADVISORY.

THERE WILL BE A LOW PROBABILITY FOR A FEW THUNDERSTORMS SUNDAY AND
MONDAY...MAINLY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. SOME
STORMS MAY PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

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