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

NCZ095-103-104-282100-
CARTERET-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
446 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT NORTH
OF CAPE LOOKOUT...
...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.
   HIGH SURF ADVISORY.

.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.

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High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
441 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

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

NCZ095-103-104-280845-
/O.EXT.KMHX.BH.S.0014.000000T0000Z-140829T0000Z/
/O.CON.KMHX.SU.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-140828T0400Z/
CARTERET-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
441 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT
TONIGHT...

* HAZARDS...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS. IN ADDITION...DANGEROUS
  SHORE BREAK OF 6 TO 8 FEET NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT AND 4 TO 6 FEET
  SOUTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.
  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.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING STRONG SHORE BREAK...DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION.

&&

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