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Series of Storms to Impact the West Coast

Powerful Pacific storms will keep conditions wet and windy for much of the West, especially, from northern California to western Washington. Heavy rains may produce flooding early to mid week. Heavy snow will make travel difficult from the Cascades to the northern Rockies. Snow showers continue near the Great Lakes, otherwise, dry conditions and gusty winds can be expected for much of the East. Read More >

 

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Experimental National Beach Forecast

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Latest Rip Current Forecast

(The Surf/Rip Current forecast starts May 24, 2018 and ends September 30, 2018)

 

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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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