Bristol County, Massachusetts
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High Surf Advisory
MAZ020-022>024-RIZ006>008-241030-
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SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
1026 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT MONDAY...

* LOCATION...ALONG OCEAN EXPOSED BEACHES ON THE SOUTH COASTS OF
MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND

* TIMING...LATE SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...SOME SWELLS STILL PERSIST ALONG
THE SOUTH COASTS OF MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND FROM THE
REMNANTS OF JOSE. NEW SOUTHERLY SWELLS WILL BE ARRIVING LATE
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT WELL IN ADVANCE OF DISTANT HURRICANE
MARIA. THIS WILL RESULT IN HIGH SURF ALONG THE OCEAN EXPOSED
COASTLINE. THIS WILL ALSO LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS...AREAS OF BEACH EROSION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER...AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

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Special Weather Statement
MAZ007-014>016-018>024-240800-
Eastern Essex MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-Suffolk MA-
Eastern Norfolk MA-Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-
Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-
Nantucket MA-
Including the cities of Gloucester, Cambridge, Boston, Quincy,
Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett,
Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown, Vineyard Haven, and Nantucket
744 PM EDT Sat Sep 23 2017

...PATCHY DENSE FOG THIS EVENING...

Marine stratus and fog will continue to move west across portions
of eastern Massachusetts this evening and overnight. Visibility
within the fog will generally vary less than 1 mile, getting as
low as one quarter mile in spots.

Travelers should slow down and be wary of sudden drops in
visibility.

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