Weather Alerts for ONSLOW CO

Issued by the National Weather Service

High Surf Advisory  HIGH SURF ADVISORY   High Surf Advisory
ONSLOW CO

Areas Affected:
Onslow
Effective: Tue, 9/26 4:30am Updated: Tue, 9/26 4:06pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 9/27 2:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND SHORE BREAK EXPECTED...
.LARGE SWELL FROM HURRICANE MARIA WILL PRODUCE A HIGH RIP CURRENT
THREAT ALONG WITH DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK ALONG THE ONSLOW COUNTY
BEACHES WITH BREAKING SURF OF 6 TO 10 FEET. THE DANGEROUS SURF
CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY.
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT
WEDNESDAY...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...
* LOCATION...ALL ONSLOW COUNTY BEACHES.
* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 10 FEET.
* TIMING...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS IS A
COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE, WHICH WILL OCCUR AROUND
6 AM AND 6 PM.
* IMPACTS...POWERFUL WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS WHICH COULD RESULT
IN INJURIES TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.
* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS
SHORE BREAK. LARGE SURF WILL LEAD TO BEACH EROSION AND POSSIBLY
OCEAN OVERWASH AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE. HIGH TIDE WILL
OCCUR AROUND NOON TODAY.

Information:
IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM. DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT.
SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. WHEN OUT OF THE
CURRENT, SWIM BACK TO SHORE. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL
OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND
CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.
SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. THE
MOST COMMON INJURIES WITH STRONG SHORE BREAK ARE NECK AND BACK
INJURIES, WHICH MOST OFTEN OCCUR WHEN THE POWERFUL SURF THROWS A
SWIMMER OR SURFER HEAD FIRST INTO THE BOTTOM. IT IS EXTREMELY
IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK WHENEVER YOU ARE IN
BREAKING WAVES BY KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN FRONT OF YOU AT ALL
TIMES.
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
ONSLOW CO

Areas Affected:
Onslow
Effective: Tue, 9/26 4:30am Updated: Tue, 9/26 4:06pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 9/26 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND SHORE BREAK EXPECTED...
.LARGE SWELL FROM HURRICANE MARIA WILL PRODUCE A HIGH RIP CURRENT
THREAT ALONG WITH DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK ALONG THE ONSLOW COUNTY
BEACHES WITH BREAKING SURF OF 6 TO 10 FEET. THE DANGEROUS SURF
CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY.
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT
WEDNESDAY...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...
* LOCATION...ALL ONSLOW COUNTY BEACHES.
* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 10 FEET.
* TIMING...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS IS A
COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE, WHICH WILL OCCUR AROUND
6 AM AND 6 PM.
* IMPACTS...POWERFUL WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS WHICH COULD RESULT
IN INJURIES TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.
* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS
SHORE BREAK. LARGE SURF WILL LEAD TO BEACH EROSION AND POSSIBLY
OCEAN OVERWASH AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE. HIGH TIDE WILL
OCCUR AROUND NOON TODAY.

Information:
IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM. DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT.
SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. WHEN OUT OF THE
CURRENT, SWIM BACK TO SHORE. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL
OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND
CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.
SHORE BREAK OCCURS WHEN WAVES BREAK DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. THE
MOST COMMON INJURIES WITH STRONG SHORE BREAK ARE NECK AND BACK
INJURIES, WHICH MOST OFTEN OCCUR WHEN THE POWERFUL SURF THROWS A
SWIMMER OR SURFER HEAD FIRST INTO THE BOTTOM. IT IS EXTREMELY
IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK WHENEVER YOU ARE IN
BREAKING WAVES BY KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN FRONT OF YOU AT ALL
TIMES.
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.