Long Island Forecast
Tuesday... Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray severe thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday Night... Clear skies. Low 69F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday... Sunny along with a few clouds. High 87F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night... Clear skies. Low 63F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Coastal Hazard Statement
Statement as of 9:40 PM EDT on August 3, 2015
... High rip current risk remains in effect from 6 am EDT Tuesday
through Tuesday evening...
* locations... ocean beaches of New York City and Long Island.
* Rip current risk... high.
* Surf height... building to 4 to 6 ft Tuesday afternoon.
* Lightning risk... moderate.
* Timing... 6 am Tuesday through 9 PM Tuesday.
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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