SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY & DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS TODAY

With the strong onshore flow continuing if you a beach goer today it is being advised that you do not enter the surf due to dangerous rip current conditions that will put your life at risk. This is for both Long Island and New Jersey ocean beaches.surf1RIP 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. TALK TO LIFEGUARDS AND BEACH OFFICIALS TO LEARN ABOUT ANY SURF HAZARDS AND HEED THEIR ADVICE. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS AND SWIM IN LIFE GUARDED AREAS. 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. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT… BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TOWARD THE BEACH. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

 

.SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR NEW JERSEY COASTAL WATERS THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON…

Synopsis: HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLIDE TO THE EAST BUT GIVE WAY TO A STRONGER HIGH PRESSURE. THIS HIGH WILL BUILD DOWN FROM CANADA FROM WEDNESDAY THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. MEANWHILE, LOW PRESSURE OFF THE CAROLINA COAST WILL GRADUALLY PUSH NORTHWARD TOWARD THE END OF THE WEEK, POSSIBLY INTO OUR AREA OVER THE WEEKEND.

Today
NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Mainly in NE swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
Tonight
NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Mainly in NE swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
Wed
NE winds 15 to 20 kt…diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Mainly in NE swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.
…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR LONG ISLAND COASTAL WATERS THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON…

Synopsis: HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE REGION CONTROLS THE LOCAL AREA WEATHER INTO THE WEEKEND.

Today
NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Tonight
NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Wed
NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
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