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Coastal Pender-Coastal New Hanover-Coastal Brunswick-
454 AM EDT Tue Jun 19 2018
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Beach
Hazards Statement, which is in effect from 10 AM EDT this morning
through this evening.
South-southwest winds will increase at the beaches today to around
20 mph, with higher gusts by afternoon. These winds combined with
southerly wind waves will produce a strong south to north longshore
current on east-facing beaches this afternoon, and strong west to
east longshore current at Brunswick County beaches..
A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents, longshore currents, and other hazards create life-
threatening conditions in the surf zone. Caution should be used when
in or near the water.
Robeson-Bladen-Columbus-Inland Pender-Coastal Pender-
Inland New Hanover-Coastal New Hanover-Inland Brunswick-
Williamsburg-Coastal Horry-Inland Georgetown-Coastal Georgetown-
Central Horry-Northern Horry-
Including the cities of Lumberton, Elizabethtown, Bladenboro,
Whiteville, Tabor City, Chadbourn, Lake Waccamaw, Burgaw,
Surf City, Wilmington, Masonboro, Myrtle Grove, Ogden,
Carolina Beach, Seagate, Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Shallotte,
Oak Island, Long Beach, Southport, Sunset Beach, Bennettsville,
McColl, Hartsville, Darlington, North Hartsville, Dillon,
Florence, Marion, Mullins, Kingstree, Myrtle Beach, Socastee,
North Myrtle Beach, Garden City, Little River, Andrews,
Georgetown, Murrells Inlet, Conway, Longs, Bucksport, Loris,
Green Sea, and Aynor
1117 AM EDT Tue Jun 19 2018
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 108 due to temperatures in the mid
90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s, this afternoon to very
* Timing...Heat indices will climb above 100 degrees by noon
today and remain dangerous into the early evening.
* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
To reduce the risk of heat illness during outdoor work, the
occupational safety and health administration recommends
scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned
environments. Complete as much outdoor work as possible during
the early morning or late evening hours.
Ensure all outdoor animals have adequate shade and fresh water.
When possible, bring pets and livestock into cooler dwellings
during the period of highest temperatures.