Update: Beach Hazards Statement issued May 21 at 3:35PM EDT until May 21 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Newport/Morehead City NC

Event: Beach Hazards Statement
Sender Name: NWS Newport/Morehead City NC
Issued: 2020-05-21T15:35:00-04:00
Expires: 2020-05-22T03:45:00-04:00
Description: * WHAT…For the High Surf Advisory, large breaking waves of 5
to 8 feet in the surf zone. For the Beach Hazards Statement,
dangerous rip currents and large breaking waves in the surf

* WHERE…Ocracoke Island beaches.

* WHEN…For the High Surf Advisory, until 11 AM EDT Friday. For
the Beach Hazards Statement, until 8 PM EDT this evening.

* IMPACTS…Dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and
localized beach erosion. Rip currents can sweep even the best
swimmers away from shore into deeper water. Dangerous shore
break can throw a swimmer or surfer head first into the bottom
causing neck and back injuries.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The most likely time for strong rip
currents to occur is a couple hours either side of low tide,
which will occur around 2 PM Friday.
Instruction: Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to
dangerous surf conditions.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current remain calm.
Don’t fight the current. Swim in a direction following the
shoreline. When out of the current, swim back to shore. If tired,
float or tread water until out of the rip current. If unable to
escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.
Link to more Info: http://www.weather.gov
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Moderate
Certainty: Likely
Categories: Met,
Area Description: Ocracoke Island

Message Identifier: NWS-IDP-PROD-4225525-3567928
CAP MessageType: Update