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High Surf Advisory and Rip Current Risk for Long Island

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service New York NY 404 PM EDT Sun Sep 13 2020

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO 9 PM EDT
TUESDAY...

* WHAT...For the High Surf Advisory, large breaking waves of 5 to 7 feet (6 to 8 feet for southeastern Suffolk) expected in the surf zone on Monday, and 6 to 8 feet (7 to 9 feet for southeastern Suffolk) on Tuesday. For the High Rip Current Risk, dangerous rip currents.

* WHERE...Kings (Brooklyn), Southern Suffolk, Southern
  Queens and Southern Nassau Counties.

* WHEN...For the High Surf Advisory, from 6 AM Monday to 9 PM
  EDT Tuesday. For the High Rip Current Risk, through Tuesday
  evening.

* IMPACTS...Dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and beach
  erosion.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Life-threatening rip currents are likely for all people entering
the surf zone. Anyone visiting the beaches should stay out of
the surf. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from
shore into deeper water. Inexperienced swimmers should remain out
of the water due to dangerous surf conditions.

Avoid venturing too close to the surf. Large breaking waves can
send rushing water high onto the sand, easily knocking an
individual off their feet and into a turbulent and unrelenting
surf zone. Structures such as piers and jetties will be
particularly treacherous due to unpredictable ocean currents
interacting with these structures.




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