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Massachusetts, Barnstable

High Surf Advisory

Statement as of 10:00 PM EDT on September 21, 2014

Expires 5:00 PM EDT on September 22, 2014


... High surf advisory remains in effect from 8 am to 5 PM EDT
Monday...

* location... ocean exposed beaches of the South Coast including
the cape and islands.

* Surf height... 5 to 10 feet.

* Timing... much of the daylight hours on tomorrow.

* Impacts... high risk of dangerous surf and rip currents. Also
viewers of large surf should be in safe areas well away from
possible splash over. Large waves can sweep a person into the
water from what may seem to be a safe viewing area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

In addition... viewers of large surf should be in safe areas well
away from possible splash over. Individual waves may be more than
twice the significant wave height... which can sweep a person into
the water from what may seem to be a safe viewing area. Falling
into the turbulent and sometimes Rocky Waters can result in
injury that reduces the chance of survival.




Special Statement

Statement as of 10:46 PM EDT on September 21, 2014

Expires 4:30 AM EDT on September 22, 2014


... Patchy dense fog through the early morning hours...

Patchy dense fog is expected across the region through the early
morning hours. Visibility may briefly and rapidly drop to a
quarter mile or less at times. Motorists are urged to use caution
and allow extra travel time and extra distance between vehicles.


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Alaska - Areal Flood Advisory
Arizona - Areal Flood Advisory
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Dense Smoke Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Colorado - Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
Florida - Flood Warning , Hydrologic Statement
Georgia - Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Air Quality Alert
Maine - Dense Fog Advisory
Massachusetts - High Surf Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Michigan - Frost Advisory , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Dense Smoke Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
New Hampshire - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
New Mexico - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch
Oregon - Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Rhode Island - High Surf Advisory , Special Statement
South Carolina - Public Information Statement
Texas - Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Air Quality Alert
Utah - Public Information Statement
Washington - Record Report
Wisconsin - Frost Advisory
Wyoming - Public Information Statement
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