National Weather Service: High Surf Advisory

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  • 79 °F

    Scattered Clouds

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    • Feels Like: 79 °F
    • Humidity: 62%
    • Wind: 14 mph South
    • Sunrise: 6:17 AM
    • Sunset: 7:35 PM
    • Barometer: 29.88 in
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Long Island Forecast

  • Wednesday... Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 91F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

    Wednesday Night... Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 68F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNW after midnight. Chance of rain 20%.

    Thursday... Clear. High of 81F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 20 mph.

    Thursday Night... Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

High Surf Advisory

  • Statement as of 4:39 PM EDT on August 27, 2014

    ... High surf advisory remains in effect until 10 PM EDT

    * locations... Atlantic facing beaches from New York City to

    * Waves and surf... 5 to 8 ft through Thursday.

    * Timing... waves will begin to subside late Thursday.

    * Impacts... dangerous rip currents can be expected through
    Thursday. Minor beach erosion and some wash-over
    possible... especially around the times of high tide Thursday

    Precautionary/preparedness actions...

    A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
    the advisory area... producing rip currents and localized beach

    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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