Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States (02554)
Lat: 41.28N, Lon: 70.1W
Wx Zone: MAZ024
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Special Weather Statement
 Issued: 1046 PM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014
 Expires: 430 AM EDT MON SEP 22 2014
 
High Surf Advisory
 Issued: 1000 PM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014
 Expires: 500 PM EDT MON SEP 22 2014
 
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
Issue Date: 1046 PM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014
Expiration: 430 AM EDT MON SEP 22 2014



MAZ004>007-012>024-026-NHZ012-015-RIZ001>008-220830-
NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-
EASTERN ESSEX MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-
SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-
NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
NANTUCKET MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-
WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-EASTERN KENT RI-
BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...
LOWELL...LAWRENCE...GLOUCESTER...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...
NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...
PLYMOUTH...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...CHATHAM...
FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...VINEYARD HAVEN...NANTUCKET...AYER...
MANCHESTER...NASHUA...PETERBOROUGH...WEARE...FOSTER...
SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...
NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...NEWPORT...BLOCK ISLAND
1046 PM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014



...PATCHY DENSE FOG THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS...

PATCHY DENSE FOG IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE EARLY
MORNING HOURS. VISIBILITY MAY BRIEFLY AND RAPIDLY DROP TO A
QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION
AND ALLOW EXTRA TRAVEL TIME AND EXTRA DISTANCE BETWEEN VEHICLES.

HIGH SURF ADVISORY
Issue Date: 1000 PM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014
Expiration: 500 PM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR THE OCEAN EXPOSED BEACHES OF THE SOUTH
COAST INCLUDING THE CAPE AND ISLANDS TOMORROW...

MAZ020>024-RIZ006>008-221000-
/O.CON.KBOX.SU.Y.0003.140922T1200Z-140922T2100Z/
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
NANTUCKET MA-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
1000 PM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014



...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM EDT
MONDAY...

* LOCATION...OCEAN EXPOSED BEACHES OF THE SOUTH COAST INCLUDING 
THE CAPE AND ISLANDS. 

* SURF HEIGHT...5 TO 10 FEET.

* TIMING...MUCH OF THE DAYLIGHT HOURS ON TOMORROW.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS. ALSO 
VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL AWAY FROM 
POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. LARGE WAVES CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO THE 
WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL.  ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES.  WATCH YOUR CHILDREN.  BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

IN ADDITION...VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL
AWAY FROM POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN
TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO
THE WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
INTO THE TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

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