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High Surf Advisory
MAZ007-019-020-RIZ006-007-230445-
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EASTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
439 PM EDT FRI SEP 22 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT SATURDAY...

* LOCATION...ALONG OCEAN EXPOSED SOUTH AND EAST FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY EVENING SATURDAY.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...LARGE WAVES FROM JOSE WILL RESULT
IN HIGH SURF ALONG THE OCEAN EXPOSED COASTLINE. THIS WILL ALSO
LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS...AREAS OF LINGERING 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.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO THE BEACH
UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL...THEN SWIM BACK TO SHORE. ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT UNTIL IT
DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM BACK TO SHORE OUTSIDE OF THE RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY INTO THE RIP CURRENT...IT CAN
EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

IN ADDITION...VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD STAY IN SAFE AREAS
WELL AWAY FROM POSSIBLE SPLASHOVER. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE
THAN TWICE THE AVERAGE WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH CAN SWEEP A PERSON
INTO THE WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA.
FALLING INTO TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

$$

High Surf Advisory
MAZ022>024-RIZ008-230445-
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BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
439 PM EDT FRI SEP 22 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT SATURDAY.

* LOCATION...ALONG OCEAN EXPOSED SOUTH AND EAST FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY EVENING SATURDAY.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...LARGE WAVES FROM JOSE WILL RESULT
IN HIGH SURF ALONG THE OCEAN EXPOSED COASTLINE. THIS WILL ALSO
LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS...AREAS OF LINGERING 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.

$$

Hurricane Statement
MAZ022>024-RIZ008-230300-

Post-Tropical Cyclone Jose Local Statement Advisory Number 70
National Weather Service Taunton MA AL122017
453 PM EDT Fri Sep 22 2017

This product covers Southern New England

**All Tropical Storm Warnings have been discontinued **

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- All watches and warnings have been canceled

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- None

* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 140 miles south-southeast of Nantucket MA
- 39.3N 69.1W
- Storm Intensity 45 mph
- Movement Southeast or 140 degrees at 3 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

Post-Tropical Storm Jose has weakened and continues to move farther
away from the region. All Tropical Storm Warnings have been
discontinued. Gale warnings have now been posted for most of the outer
waters off the southern New England coast for tonight for a few
lingering gale force gusts, but winds will diminish to Small Craft
Advisory levels on Saturday.

High Surf Advisories remain in effect through Saturday for the
Massachusetts and Rhode Island coasts. Large waves still pose a hazard
along the ocean exposed coastline. There will also be dangerous rip
currents.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* WIND:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across
Southern New England. Winds may still gust to 30 to 40 mph for a time
this evening along the southeastern New England coast.

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
High surf and strong rip currents will continue through Saturday along
the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coasts.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

- You should still remain alert for any fallen debris and stay away
from any downed power lines.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
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As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement
issued by the National Weather Service in Taunton MA regarding the
effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

$$
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