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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
933 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

ANZ658-280945-
/O.CON.KAKQ.SC.Y.0081.000000T0000Z-140828T2200Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM NC VA BORDER TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT
TO 20 NM-
933 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT
THURSDAY...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THURSDAY.

* WINDS: NORTH TO NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS.

* SEAS: 5 TO 8 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS AND/OR
SEAS OF 5 FEET OR GREATER OVER THE COASTAL WATERS ARE EXPECTED TO
PRODUCE HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS...SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

MARINERS SHOULD PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE MARINE FORECAST...AND
CONSIDER WIND AND SEA CONDITIONS IN PLANNING.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
305 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...ELEVATED SEAS EXPECTED INTO THURSDAY...

.HURRICANE CRISTOBAL WILL MOVE NORTHEAST FURTHER AWAY FROM THE
REGION TONIGHT. NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY WILL BECOME
NORTHWEST LESS THAN 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS OF 7 TO 12 FEET
THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE LATER TONIGHT
AND THURSDAY WITH SMALL CRAFT SEAS ENDING ALL WATERS BY LATE
THURSDAY.

AMZ158-280800-
/O.EXT.KMHX.SC.Y.0077.000000T0000Z-140828T1200Z/
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
305 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THURSDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KT.

* SEAS...5 TO 8 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 6 FT OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
305 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...ELEVATED SEAS EXPECTED INTO THURSDAY...

.HURRICANE CRISTOBAL WILL MOVE NORTHEAST FURTHER AWAY FROM THE
REGION TONIGHT. NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY WILL BECOME
NORTHWEST LESS THAN 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS OF 7 TO 12 FEET
THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE LATER TONIGHT
AND THURSDAY WITH SMALL CRAFT SEAS ENDING ALL WATERS BY LATE
THURSDAY.

AMZ150-280800-
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0077.000000T0000Z-140828T1800Z/
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
305 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT
THURSDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 20 KT THIS EVENING BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
  15 KT.

* SEAS...7 TO 10 FEET...HIGHEST THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 6 FT OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
305 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...ELEVATED SEAS EXPECTED INTO THURSDAY...

.HURRICANE CRISTOBAL WILL MOVE NORTHEAST FURTHER AWAY FROM THE
REGION TONIGHT. NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY WILL BECOME
NORTHWEST LESS THAN 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS OF 7 TO 12 FEET
THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE LATER TONIGHT
AND THURSDAY WITH SMALL CRAFT SEAS ENDING ALL WATERS BY LATE
THURSDAY.

AMZ152-154-280800-
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0077.000000T0000Z-140828T2300Z/
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
305 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT
THURSDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KT OVERNIGHT.

* SEAS...7 TO 12 FEET...HIGHEST THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 6 FT OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
305 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...ELEVATED SEAS EXPECTED INTO THURSDAY...

.HURRICANE CRISTOBAL WILL MOVE NORTHEAST FURTHER AWAY FROM THE
REGION TONIGHT. NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY WILL BECOME
NORTHWEST LESS THAN 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS OF 7 TO 12 FEET
THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE LATER TONIGHT
AND THURSDAY WITH SMALL CRAFT SEAS ENDING ALL WATERS BY LATE
THURSDAY.

AMZ156-280800-
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0077.000000T0000Z-140828T1800Z/
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
305 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT
THURSDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KT
  OVERNIGHT.

* SEAS...6 TO 10 FEET...HIGHEST THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 6 FT OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Beach Hazards Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
301 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...A HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK
THROUGH THIS EVENING DAY FOR AREA BEACHES DUE TO SWELLS FROM
DISTANT HURRICANE CRISTOBAL...

NCZ095-098-103-104-282200-
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0014.000000T0000Z-140829T0000Z/
CARTERET-ONSLOW-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
301 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS. IN ADDITION...DANGEROUS
  SHORE BREAK OF 5 TO 7 FEET NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT AND 4 TO 6 FEET
  SOUTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS MORNING. SHORE BREAK
  SHOULD DIMINISH 3 TO 4 FEET BY LATE AFTERNOON THURSDAY.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THIS THREAT WILL CONTINUE ALL DAY WITH THE
  BEST THREAT FOR RIP CURRENTS WITHIN A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE
  OF LOW TIDE. LOW TIDE WILL OCCUR AROUND 400 PM.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS DUE TO ROUGH
  SURF...STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS POSTED NEAR BEACH
ACCESS POINTS AND LIFEGUARD STATIONS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT...SINCE IT CAN
EXHAUST AND EVEN KILL THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. THE
MOST COMMON INJURIES WITH STRONG SHORE BREAK ARE NECK AND BACK
INJURIES...WHICH MOST OFTEN OCCUR WHEN THE POWERFUL SURF THROWS A
SWIMMER OR SURFER HEAD FIRST INTO THE BOTTOM. IT IS EXTREMELY
IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK WHENEVER YOU ARE IN
BREAKING WAVES BY KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN FRONT OF YOU AT ALL
TIMES.

STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS CAN SWEEP SWIMMERS AND SURFERS INTO RIP
CURRENTS...PIERS...JETTIES AND OTHER HAZARDOUS AREAS. IN MANY
CASES THE LONGSHORE CURRENT IS STRONG ENOUGH TO PREVENT SWIMMERS
FROM BEING ABLE TO KEEP THEIR FEET ON THE BOTTOM MAKING IT
DIFFICULT TO RETURN TO SHORE.

&&

$$

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW RIP CURRENT HAZARD...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=RCVTECCHM

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
509 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

NCZ102-VAZ098-280900-
/O.EXT.KAKQ.BH.S.0007.000000T0000Z-140829T0000Z/
OUTER BANKS CURRITUCK-VIRGINIA BEACH-
509 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* WAVES AND SURF...5 TO 6 FEET THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...DIMINISHING
  TO 3 TO 4 FEET THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MEANS WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS
SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS...ESPECIALLY
IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES...PIERS...AND SANDBARS. THESE RIP
CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE-THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS WITH OUTGOING TIDES WHICH IMPROVE RIP
CURRENT FORMATION. ALL BEACH GOERS SHOULD REMAIN AWARE OF
INHERENT DANGERS WHEN ENTERING THE SURF INCLUDING SWIFT LONGSHORE
CURRENTS...POUNDING SHORE BREAK AND SHALLOW SAND BARS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE STRONG...NARROW CHANNELS OF WATER THAT FLOW OUT
TO SEA. IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...REMAIN CALM. TRY
TO SWIM ON A COURSE THAT IS PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL YOU GET
AWAY FROM THE RIP...THEN SWIM AT AN ANGLE INTO SHORE. DO NOT TRY
TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE RIP...SINCE IT CAN
EXHAUST AND EVEN KILL THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

ALWAYS HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND
SIGNS POSTED NEAR BEACH ACCESS POINTS AND LIFEGUARD STATIONS.

DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK OF 4 FEET OR GREATER CAN CAUSE NECK AND
SPINAL INJURIES...AFFECTING EVEN THE MOST ABLE SWIMMERS. SHORE
BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH POTENTIALLY
CAUSING NECK AND HEAD INJURIES.

&&

$$


FOR THE LATEST TIDE LEVEL UPDATES...PLEASE VISIT
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=AKQ


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1037 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

NCZ095-103-104-290245-
CARTERET-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
1037 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...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.

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

   BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1037 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

NCZ098-290245-
ONSLOW-
1037 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...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.

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

   BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
817 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

NCZ106-108-290030-
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-
817 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EDT THURSDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

TURBULENT SURF ZONE OVERNIGHT INTO VERY EARLY THURSDAY.

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

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

   MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. RESIDUAL WAVE ENERGY FROM HURRICANE
CRISTOBAL WILL SUSTAIN STRONGER THAN NORMAL RIP CURRENT
CIRCULATIONS IN THE SURF ZONE THURSDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
817 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

AMZ250-252-290030-
SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-
CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
817 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

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

   SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY.

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH THIS EVENING.

INLETS MAY BE MORE TURBULENT THAN NORMAL DUE TO RESIDUAL SWELL
FROM HURRICANE CRISTOBAL...ESPECIALLY DURING THE OUTGOING TIDE
LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH 300 AM.

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

THURSDAY...INLETS MAY BE MORE TURBULENT THAN NORMAL DUE TO
RESIDUAL SWELL FROM HURRICANE CRISTOBAL...ESPECIALLY DURING
OUTGOING TIDES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
353 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

MDZ025-NCZ102-VAZ098>100-282000-
MARYLAND BEACHES-OUTER BANKS CURRITUCK-VIRGINIA BEACH-ACCOMACK-
NORTHAMPTON VA-
353 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE OF
MARYLAND...THE NORTHERN OUTER BANKS OF NORTH CAROLINA...SOUTH
HAMPTON ROADS VIRGINIA AND THE EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA.

.DAY ONE...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.
   HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK.

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

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

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