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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
1053 AM EDT Wed Oct 2 2019

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK TODAY FOR THE MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE
ISLAND COASTLINE...

Large long period easterly swells from distant Hurricane Lorenzo
will continue across the ocean waters of Massachusetts and Rhode
Island today. Amplified into afternoon with strong northeasterly
winds behind a cold front with brief gusts up around 25 mph that
will generated some wind wave activity, high surf and dangerous 
rip currents are expected. Thus a high rip current risk continues
for the entire coastline of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. 

In addition, astronomical tides will be running high. These elevated
water levels, combined with the large swells and later wind wave
activity may result in minor coastal flooding in typical vulnerable
locations.

Lastly, a warning about large breaking waves near jetties. This may
become hazardous for those viewing the surf too close to shore and
or fishing on jetties and piers.


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Eastern Essex MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA-
Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA-Washington RI-Newport RI-
Block Island RI-
1053 AM EDT Wed Oct 2 2019

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...along ocean exposed shorelines of both Massachusetts
  and Rhode Island. 

* TIMING...Until 6 PM EDT this evening.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Very strong rip currents will be dangerous 
  to anyone who enters the surf.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

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, beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current, yell for help. Remain
calm, do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.

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