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Coastal Pender-Coastal New Hanover-Coastal Horry-Coastal Georgetown-
824 PM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT MONDAY
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...
* Location...For the Pender, New Hanover, Horry and Georgetown
* Rip Current Risk...High.
* Surf Height...Around 7 feet at the Pender and New Hanover County
beaches, 4 to 5 feet at the Horry and Georgetown County beaches.
* Timing and Tides...Strong rip currents could occur at any time,
but will be especially prominent several hours either side of low
tide, which will be around 9 am.
* Other Hazards...Strong and rough surf. Significant beach erosion
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
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.
Coastal Horry-Coastal Georgetown-
Including the cities of Myrtle Beach, Socastee,
North Myrtle Beach, Garden City, Little River, Georgetown,
and Murrells Inlet
829 PM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM EDT
* Winds...East to southeast 20 to 30 mph with frequent gusts up to
35 to 40 mph. A few gusts may reach 45 mph at the beaches.
* Timing...Winds increasing by late morning and through the
afternoon, then decreasing during the evening.
* Impacts...Strong gusty winds could topple some trees causing
isolated power outages, especially as heavy rainfall saturates
the ground. Driving in high profile vehicles, especially on
bridges and overpasses, could become difficult.
A Wind Advisory means that winds of at least 35 mph are expected.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.