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Virginia, Northampton

Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 5:09 PM EDT on August 27, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 28, 2014

... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Thursday

* hazards... strong rip currents and dangerous shore break.

* Timing... through Thursday evening.

* Waves and surf... 3 to 4 feet this evening... building to 5 to 6
feet Thursday morning... diminishing to 3 to 4 feet late Thursday afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high risk of rip currents means wind and or wave conditions
support the development of very strong rip currents... especially
in the vicinity of jetties... piers... and sandbars. These rip
currents will be life-threatening to anyone who enters the surf.
Be especially cautious with outgoing tides which improve rip
current formation. All beach goers should remain aware of
inherent dangers when entering the surf including swift longshore
currents... pounding shore break and shallow sand bars.

Rip currents are strong... narrow channels of water that flow out
to sea. If you become caught in a rip current... remain calm. Try
to swim on a course that is parallel to the beach until you get
away from the rip... then swim at an angle in to shore. Do not try
to swim back to shore directly against the rip... since it can
exhaust and even kill the strongest swimmer.

Always heed the advice of lifeguards. Pay attention to flags and
signs posted near beach access points and lifeguard stations.

Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
Arizona - Record Report
California - High Surf Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Coastal Hazard Statement , Air Quality Alert
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
Indiana - Flood Advisory , Air Quality Alert
Iowa - Flash Flood Watch
Kansas - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Beach Hazard Statement, Air Quality Alert , Air Quality Alert
Massachusetts - High Surf Advisory
Michigan - Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Public Information Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
Montana - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Nebraska - Flash Flood Watch
New Hampshire - Special Statement
New Jersey - Coastal Hazard Statement
New Mexico - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
New York - High Surf Advisory
North Carolina - Beach Hazard Statement, High Surf Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Pennsylvania - Air Quality Alert
Rhode Island - High Surf Advisory
South Dakota - Areal Flood Advisory
Tennessee - Public Information Statement
Texas - Coastal Hazard Statement
Utah - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Beach Hazard Statement
Washington - Record Report
Wisconsin - Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report

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