BRUNSWICK County, North Carolina
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Rip Current Statement
NCZ110-040000-
/O.CON.KILM.RP.S.0006.150703T1100Z-150704T0000Z/
COASTAL BRUNSWICK-
509 AM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...BRUNSWICK COUNTY BEACHES.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 4 FEET.

* TIMING...GREATER RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS WILL BE AN HOUR OR TWO ON
EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE...WHICH WILL OCCUR AROUND 320 PM FRIDAY
AFTERNOON.

* OTHER HAZARDS...MODERATE TO STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS
ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.

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. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND
SIGNS.

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 AND
BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY
AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

$$

Special Weather Statement
NCZ099-109-110-SCZ053-054-032215-
INLAND BRUNSWICK-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-COLUMBUS-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-INLAND
BRUNSWICK-INLAND HORRY-COASTAL HORRY-
458 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT BRUNSWICK...COLUMBUS
AND CENTRAL HORRY COUNTIES...

AT 455 PM EDT...A BROKEN LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDED
ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF GALIVANTS FERRY TO
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH AIRPORT...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MYRTLE BEACH...NORTH MYRTLE BEACH...OAK ISLAND...WHITEVILLE...
SHALLOTTE...SUNSET BEACH...HOLDEN BEACH...OCEAN ISLE BEACH...CASWELL
BEACH...BALD HEAD ISLAND...NORTH MYRTLE BEACH AIRPORT...LITTLE
RIVER...OCEAN CREST PIER...CHERRY GROVE INLET...YAUPON BEACH...
IREDELL...BOILING SPRING LAKES...ST. JAMES...CAROLINA SHORES AND
SOUTHPORT.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
US ROUTE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 390 AND 408.
US ROUTE 17 IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 34.
SC HIGHWAY 31 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 13 AND 24.
SC HIGHWAY 22 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 8 AND 26.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THUNDERSTORMS CAN POSE A VARIETY OF THREATS INCLUDING GUSTY WINDS...
SMALL HAIL...CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...AND LOCALIZED FLOODING. IT
IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU REMAIN INDOORS UNTIL THE STORMS PASS.

LAT...LON 3386 7796 3391 7814 3390 7837 3382 7867
3375 7881 3410 7924 3416 7920 3442 7856
3404 7797
TIME...MOT...LOC 2055Z 235DEG 28KT 3413 7913 3380 7869
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