Thursday, July 28, 2005

Fw: [WHDHwx] Coastal Flood/Heavy Surf Warning


Gabriel Ricker Haverhill, MA, USA
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From: <hinghamwx@comcast.net>
To: <whdhwx@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 16:52:30 -0400
Subject: [WHDHwx] Coastal Flood/Heavy Surf Warning
Message-ID: <AABBQUTNUAP78MM2@mx10.lax.untd.com>

WHUS41 KBOX 282051
CFWBOX

MAZ020>024-RIZ006>008-290315-

HIGH SURF ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
449 PM EDT THU JUL 28 2005

..HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING TO FRIDAY
EVENING...

SWELLS OF UP TO 6 FEET MAY PRODUCE 10 TO 12 FOOT BREAKERS ON THE
SOUTH FACING BEACHES OF MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND ON FRIDAY.
THIS MAY LEAD TO THE FORMATION OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS...ESPECIALLY
AT BEACHES THAT ARE DIRECTLY EXPOSED TO THE OPEN OCEAN.

MATUNUCK...NARRAGANSETT...AND FIRST BEACHES ARE ARE AMONG THE MOST AT
RISK IN SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND. HORSENECK...COAST GUARD...AND MARCONI
BEACHES ARE AMONG THE MOST AT RISK IN SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS.

THE GREATEST RISK WILL COME NEAR THE TIME OF LOW TIDE. THE LOW TIDE
DURING THE DAY FRIDAY WILL OCCUR AT NEWPORT AT 817 AM...AT POINT
JUDITH AT 849 AM...AND AT WESTERLY AT 933 AM. THE LOW TIDE WILL
OCCUR AT WESTPORT AT 850 AM...AT HYANNIS AT 105 PM...AND AT NANTUCKET
AT 117 PM.

THESE SOUTHEAST SWELLS WERE GENERATED BY TROPICAL STORM
FRANKLIN...WHICH IS PASSING WELL TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF NEW
ENGLAND. FRANKLIN WILL MOVE AWAY FROM NEW ENGLAND LATER FRIDAY.

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.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET...
FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS DEVELOPING WEATHER SITUATION.
$$

WTB
WWWW

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