MARINE FORECAST: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY, HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

Be cautious today with the new air mass that has built in we have a high risk of rip currents and small craft advisory for the Long Island Coastal Waters today and probably Saturday as well. So exercise caution and swim only in the designated safe swimming area. Rip currents can flare up at any time. It can take down even the best of swimmers

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..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING…

.TODAY…
RIP CURRENT RISK….HIGH. IMPLIES THAT WIND AND/OR WAVE CONDITIONS
SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP
CURRENTS. THESE RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE
THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.
LIGHTNING RISK……LOW. IMPLIES THAT THERE IS LITTLE CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
SURF HEIGHT………AROUND 4 FEET.
ULTRAVIOLET INDEX…HIGH.
WATER TEMPERATURE…75 DEGREES.
WEATHER………….MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 10 AM.
MAX TEMPERATURE…..AROUND 77.
WINDS……………NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.

HERE IS THE TIDE INFORMATION…

AT JONES INLET…

HIGH TIDE IS AT 12:25 AM FRIDAY AND AT 12:54 PM FRIDAY.
LOW TIDE IS AT 6:25 AM FRIDAY AND AT 7:19 PM FRIDAY.

AT FIRE ISLAND INLET…

HIGH TIDE IS AT 12:06 AM FRIDAY AND AT 12:35 PM FRIDAY.
LOW TIDE IS AT 6:23 AM FRIDAY AND AT 7:17 PM FRIDAY.

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Synopsis: HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS DOWN FROM SOUTHEASTERN CANADA TODAY AND REMAINS IN CONTROL INTO NEXT WEEK.

Today NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt… Increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt late this morning and afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft…building to 3 to 5 ft this afternoon.

Tonight NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

SatE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft…subsiding to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon.

Sat Night SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt…becoming E 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Sun NE winds around 5 kt…becoming S in the afternoon. Seas around 3 ft.

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