National Weather Service: Coastal Hazard Statement

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  • 84 °F

    Scattered Clouds

    Scattered Clouds
    • Feels Like: 88 °F
    • Humidity: 63%
    • Wind: 25 mph South
    • Sunrise: 5:52 AM
    • Sunset: 8:07 PM
    • Barometer: 29.80 in
  • Partly Cloudy

    86°


    Partly Cloudy

  • Clear

    84°


    Clear

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Long Island Forecast

  • Monday... Lots of sunshine. High 86F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.

    Monday Night... Partly cloudy this evening. Scattered thunderstorms developing after midnight. Low 74F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

    Tuesday... Partly cloudy. A stray severe thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

    Tuesday Night... Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 72F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Coastal Hazard Statement

  • Statement as of 3:31 PM EDT on August 3, 2015


    ... High rip current risk remains in effect until 9 PM EDT this
    evening...

    * locations... ocean beaches of New York City and Long Island.

    * Rip current risk... becoming high.

    * Surf height... 2 to 3 ft... building to 3 to 4 ft in the
    afternoon.

    * Lightning risk... none.

    * Timing... late Monday afternoon and evening.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions...

    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.

    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.

    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.





    446 PM EDT Mon Aug 3 2015

    ... High rip current risk remains in effect until 9 PM EDT this
    evening...
    ... High rip current risk in effect from Tuesday morning through
    Tuesday evening...

    The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a high rip
    current risk... which is in effect from Tuesday morning through
    Tuesday evening.

    * Locations... ocean beaches of New York City and Long Island.

    * Rip current risk... high.

    * Surf height... 3 to 4 ft this afternoon... building to 4 to 6 ft
    Tuesday afternoon.

    * Lightning risk... none through this evening. Moderate Tuesday.

    * Timing... through this evening and from Tuesday morning through
    Tuesday evening.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions...

    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.

    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.

    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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