National Weather Service: Coastal Hazard Statement

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  • 82 °F

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly Cloudy
    • Feels Like: 84 °F
    • Humidity: 58%
    • Wind: 9 mph ENE
    • Sunrise: 6:22 AM
    • Sunset: 7:20 PM
    • Barometer: 30.09 in
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Long Island Forecast

  • Friday... Partly cloudy. High 82F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.

    Friday Night... A few passing clouds. Low 61F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.

    Saturday... Partly cloudy skies. High 79F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

    Saturday Night... A mostly clear sky. Low 62F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Coastal Hazard Statement

  • Statement as of 3:18 am EDT on September 4, 2015

    ... High rip current risk remains in effect from 2 PM EDT this
    afternoon through this evening...

    * locations... Atlantic Ocean beaches.

    * Rip current risk... high.

    * Surf height... 3 to 4 ft.

    * Lightning risk... low for New York City... Nassau County... and
    southwest Suffolk County beaches. None for southeast Suffolk
    County beaches.

    * Timing... this afternoon and 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... 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. Once you are away from the force of the rip current...
    begin to swim back toward the beach. Do not attempt to swim
    directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.


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