Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
354 AM EDT THU MAY 7 2015

SCZ050-071600-
/O.NEW.KCHS.SU.Y.0001.150507T1500Z-150508T2200Z/
/O.CON.KCHS.RP.S.0001.150507T1200Z-150508T0000Z/
CHARLESTON-
354 AM EDT THU MAY 7 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM
EDT FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EDT
FRIDAY.

* HIGH SURF...A NON-TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE AREA MAY BECOME TROPICAL
  AT SOME POINT AS IT STALLS OFF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST BY
  FRIDAY. WAVES IN THE SURF ZONE ARE EXPECTED TO BUILD WITH
  BREAKERS OF 4-5 FT LATER TODAY INTO FRIDAY AS STRONG AND GUSTY
  NORTH WINDS ARE EXPECTED. LARGER WAVES UP TO 8-9 FT FURTHER
  OFFSHORE AND BUILDING TIDAL DEPARTURES LEADING UP TO HIGH TIDE
  THIS EVENING WILL ALSO ENHANCE THE RISK FOR BEACH EROSION AND
  HIGH SURF.

* RIP CURRENTS...WIND AND WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE
  DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS. THESE RIP CURRENTS
  WILL BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

* BREAKING WAVE HEIGHTS...

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL BE DANGEROUS TO ANYONE WHO
  ENTERS THE SURF. THERE WILL ALSO BE DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND
  POSSIBLE BEACH EROSION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

NO ONE SHOULD ENTER THE SURF DUE TO LIFE THREATENING RIP
CURRENTS.

EVERYONE SHOULD REMAIN OUT OF THE WATER. MARINERS SHOULD USE
EXTREME CAUTION...ESPECIALLY NEAR INLETS...CUTS AND BAYS. SWELLS
APPROACHING THESE AREAS CAN LEAD TO LARGE...DANGEROUS BREAKING
WAVES. KEEP A CLEAR DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE OCEAN. STRUCTURES SUCH
AS PIERS AND JETTIES WILL BE PARTICULARLY TREACHEROUS.

&&

$$

GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ048-049-051-071600-
/O.CON.KCHS.RP.S.0001.150507T1200Z-150508T0000Z/
COASTAL BRYAN-COASTAL CHATHAM-COASTAL LIBERTY-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-COASTAL JASPER-
354 AM EDT THU MAY 7 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* RIP CURRENTS...WIND AND WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE
  DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS. THESE RIP CURRENTS
  WILL BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

NO ONE SHOULD ENTER THE SURF DUE TO LIFE THREATENING RIP
CURRENTS.

&&

$$



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