National Weather Service: Coastal Hazard Statement

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  • 70 °F

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly Cloudy
    • Feels Like: 70 °F
    • Humidity: 51%
    • Wind: 13 mph WNW
    • Sunrise: 6:40 AM
    • Sunset: 6:50 PM
    • Barometer: 29.84 in
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    Partly Cloudy

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Long Island Forecast

  • Monday... Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph.

    Monday Night... Mostly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 48F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.

    Tuesday... Partly cloudy. High of 66F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

    Tuesday Night... Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 55F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NE after midnight.

Coastal Hazard Statement

  • Statement as of 4:49 am EDT on September 22, 2014

    ... High rip current risk in effect through this evening...

    The National Weather Service in New York has issued a high rip
    current risk... which is in effect through this evening.

    * Locations... Atlantic Ocean facing beaches

    * rip current risk... high.

    * Surf height... 4 to 6 feet.

    * Lightning risk... none.

    * Timing... into this evening.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions...

    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. Talk to lifeguards and beach officials to
    learn about any surf hazards and heed their advice. Pay attention
    to flags and posted signs and swim in life guarded areas.

    If you become caught in a rip current... do not panic. Remain calm
    and begin to swim parallel to shore. Once you are away from the
    force of the rip current... begin to swim back to the beach. Do
    not attempt to swim directly against a rip current. Even a strong
    swimmer can become exhausted quickly.

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