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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1052 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ048>051-312300-
/O.CON.KCHS.RP.S.0006.000000T0000Z-160901T0000Z/
COASTAL BRYAN-COASTAL CHATHAM-COASTAL LIBERTY-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
1052 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* RIP CURRENTS...WIND AND WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE
  DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS. THESE RIP CURRENTS
  WILL BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

NO ONE SHOULD ENTER THE SURF DUE TO LIFE THREATENING RIP
CURRENTS.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
450 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016


NCZ106-108-110-SCZ054-056-010000-
/O.CON.KILM.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-160901T0100Z/
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-COASTAL HORRY-
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
450 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...PENDER...NEW HANOVER...BRUNSWICK...HORRY...AND
  GEORGETOWN COUNTY BEACHES.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...2 TO 4 FT AT THE PENDER AND NEW HANOVER COUNTY
  BEACHES...AND 2 TO 3 FEET AT THE BRUNSWICK...HORRY AND GEORGETOWN
  COUNTY BEACHES.

* TIMING AND TIDES...RIP CURRENTS CAN BE STRONGEST A FEW OF HOURS
  EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE. LOW TIDE WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 100 AND 200
  PM.

* OTHER HAZARDS...WEAK TO MODERATE NORTH TO SOUTH LONGSHORE CURRENT.

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.

&&

$$

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Beach Hazards Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1123 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS FOR ALL BEACHES FROM SURF CITY TO
DUCK...

.TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8 WILL MOVE AWAY FROM THE REGION THIS
MORNING... BUT WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT LONG PERIOD
SWELLS THAT WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS FOR ALL BEACHES.

NCZ095-098-103-104-010000-
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0011.000000T0000Z-160901T0000Z/
CARTERET-ONSLOW-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
1123 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS.

* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES FROM SURF CITY TO DUCK.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE BEST CHANCE FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS
  WILL BE A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE... WHICH OCCURS
  BETWEEN 1 AND 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER... SIGNIFICANT LONG
  PERIOD SWELLS WILL MAKE CONDITIONS DANGEROUS DURING AT ALL
  TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM. DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT.
SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. WHEN OUT OF THE
CURRENT... SWIM BACK TO SHORE. IF TIRED... FLOAT OR TREAD WATER
UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE... FACE THE
SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1200 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

NCZ095-098-103-104-011600-
CARTERET-ONSLOW-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
1200 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

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

   BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE IS FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM
AND CROSS FLORIDA THEN TRAVEL NORTHEASTWARD AND AFFECT EASTERN NC
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS WILL BE
POSSIBLE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. FLASH FLOODING...STRONG WINDS...AND
POSSIBLE TORNADOES WILL BE THE MAIN THREAT FROM THIS SYSTEM.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1200 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>094-011600-
MARTIN-PITT-WASHINGTON-TYRRELL-MAINLAND DARE-GREENE-BEAUFORT-
MAINLAND HYDE-DUPLIN-LENOIR-JONES-CRAVEN-PAMLICO-
1200 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE IS FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM
AND CROSS FLORIDA THEN TRAVEL NORTHEASTWARD AND AFFECT EASTERN NC
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS WILL BE
POSSIBLE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. FLASH FLOODING...STRONG WINDS...AND
POSSIBLE TORNADOES WILL BE THE MAIN THREAT FROM THIS SYSTEM.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
629 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

GAZ040-063>065-077-SCZ015-016-018-020>022-025>031-035>038-041-011030-
LINCOLN-MCDUFFIE-COLUMBIA-RICHMOND-BURKE-LANCASTER-CHESTERFIELD-
MCCORMICK-NEWBERRY-FAIRFIELD-KERSHAW-EDGEFIELD-SALUDA-LEXINGTON-
RICHLAND-LEE-AIKEN-SUMTER-BARNWELL-ORANGEBURG-CALHOUN-CLARENDON-
BAMBERG-
629 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE MIDLANDS OF SOUTH CAROLINA
AND THE CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER AREA OF GEORGIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

HEAVY RAIN MAY BE POSSIBLE IN SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON, CAUSING LOCALIZED FLOODING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

HEAVY RAIN MAY BE POSSIBLE IN SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH FRIDAY, CAUSING LOCALIZED FLOODING.

IN ADDITION, WINDS WILL INCREASE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY IN
ASSOCIATION WITH A TROPICAL SYSTEM MOVING ALONG THE CAROLINA
COAST. A LAKE WIND ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED ACROSS THE EASTERN
PORTIONS OF THE AREA ON FRIDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
535 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

SCZ048>050-010930-
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-
535 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

.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 RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

TROPICAL WEATHER...TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE IS EXPECTED TO
STRENGTHEN INTO A TROPICAL STORM AND MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS
NORTHERN FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA THURSDAY NIGHT BEFORE
TRACKING NEAR THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST FRIDAY. CONFIDENCE REMAINS
LOW IN THE STRENGTH AND TRACK OF THIS SYSTEM SO CONTINUE TO
MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. AT THIS TIME THE BEST CHANCE OF
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WILL BE NEAR THE COAST.

COASTAL FLOODING...TIDE LEVELS MAY REACH HIGH ENOUGH TO PRODUCE
SHALLOW SALTWATER INUNDATION THROUGH FRIDAY.

FLASH FLOODING...HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED AT TIMES THROUGH FRIDAY.
THERE WILL BE A RISK FOR FLASH FLOODING IN LOW-LYING COASTAL
AREAS...MAINLY AROUND TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.

RIP CURRENTS...AN ELEVATED RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS LIKELY AT THE
BEACHES THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK...MAINLY DUE TO LARGE SWELLS
IMPACTING THE COAST.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ASSISTANCE IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
407 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

NCZ096-099-105-107-109-SCZ053-055-010815-
BLADEN-COLUMBUS-INLAND PENDER-INLAND NEW HANOVER-INLAND BRUNSWICK-
INLAND HORRY-INLAND GEORGETOWN-
407 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND
NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
NIGHT. HEAVY RAIN MAY PRODUCE FLOODING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
407 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

NCZ106-108-110-SCZ054-056-010815-
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-COASTAL HORRY-
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
407 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND
NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

.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 RIP CURRENT RISK.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
NIGHT. HEAVY RAIN MAY PRODUCE FLOODING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
407 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

NCZ087-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-010815-
ROBESON-MARLBORO-DARLINGTON-DILLON-FLORENCE-MARION-WILLIAMSBURG-
407 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND
NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
NIGHT. HEAVY RAIN IS POSSIBLE AND MAY PRODUCE MINOR FLOODING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
407 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

AMZ250-252-254-256-010815-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT
20 NM-
407 AM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

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