NWS: High Rip Current Risk for Monday

Hurricane Lorenzo sending high surf our way...

From the National Weather Service:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
1018 AM EDT Sun Sep 29 2019

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK MONDAY MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND COASTLINE...

.Large long period swells from Hurricane Lorenzo will arrive in the
Massachusetts and Rhode Island waters tonight and continue at least
into Monday and result in building surf and strengthening rip currents. Thus
a high rip current risk exist for Monday.

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Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-
Nantucket MA-Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI-
1018 AM EDT Sun Sep 29 2019

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS...In Massachusetts, Eastern Plymouth MA, Southern
  Bristol MA, Nantucket MA, Barnstable MA and Dukes MA. In Rhode
  Island, Block Island RI, Newport RI and Washington RI.

* TIMING...From late tonight through Monday afternoon.

* 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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