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WHUS41 KOKX 101926
CFWOKX

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
326 PM EDT WED SEP 10 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK THROUGH THIS EVENING... 
...MINOR TIDAL FLOODING POSSIBLE TONIGHT...

NYZ080-179-110600-
/O.NEW.KOKX.CF.S.0014.140911T0100Z-140911T0600Z/
/O.CON.KOKX.RP.S.0013.000000T0000Z-140911T0100Z/
SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
326 PM EDT WED SEP 10 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

...ISOLATED MINOR TIDAL FLOODING TONIGHT...

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN NASSAU AND SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK COUNTIES.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 4 FEET.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

* TIMING...MINOR TIDAL FLOODING NEAR THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE
  TONIGHT. HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...WATER LEVELS MAY TOUCH MINOR COASTAL FLOOD THRESHOLDS
  DURING THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE...PARTICULARLY ALONG THE MOST
  VULNERABLE LOCATIONS ALONG THE GREAT SOUTH BAY. DANGEROUS SURF
  AND RIP CURRENTS WILL MAKE THE OCEANFRONT HAZARDOUS.

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. TALK TO LIFEGUARDS AND BEACH OFFICIALS TO
LEARN ABOUT ANY SURF HAZARDS AND HEED THEIR ADVICE. PAY ATTENTION
TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS AND SWIM IN LIFE GUARDED AREAS.

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. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

$$

NYZ075-081-178-110100-
/O.CON.KOKX.RP.S.0013.000000T0000Z-140911T0100Z/
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHERN QUEENS-
326 PM EDT WED SEP 10 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...KINGS...SOUTHERN QUEENS AND SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK
  COUNTIES. 

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 4 FEET...LOCALLY UP TO 5 FEET ACROSS EASTERN
  LONG ISLAND.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS WILL MAKE THE
  OCEANFRONT HAZARDOUS.

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. TALK TO LIFEGUARDS AND BEACH OFFICIALS TO
LEARN ABOUT ANY SURF HAZARDS AND HEED THEIR ADVICE. PAY ATTENTION
TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS AND SWIM IN LIFE GUARDED AREAS.

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. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

$$

JMC






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