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With Hurricane Florence Hitting the East Coast, a Coastal Hazard Warning Has Been Issued from the National Weather Service

Report by Paula Antolini
September 13, 2018 9:42AM EDT

 

With Hurricane Florence Hitting the East Coast, a Coastal Hazard Warning Has Been Issued from the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Hazard Warning with high surf expected and high rip current risk at ocean beaches (along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront) into Friday evening.

HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT INTO FRIDAY EVENING…
HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT FRIDAY.

Surf heights building to 8 to 12 ft today into tonight and slightly lowering Friday.

Large breaking waves will result in widespread beach erosion and flooding with minor damage possible to base of dune structures.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in sandbars and near 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.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float, and do not swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.

 

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The National Weather Service wants you to have the latest, most accurate information on Hurricane Florence to keep you informed and safe. Here is a helpful compilation of information that you can follow/use before, during, and after the storm in order to have the most recent forecast conditions for your area, as well as emergency management information on evacuations, shelters, and resources to keep you safe. NWS offices will be using #Florence on twitter throughout the event. CLICK HERE.

 

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Detailed forecast for Northern Fairfield

Today
Cloudy. Patchy fog this morning. A chance of showers with a slight chance of drizzle this morning, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall this afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible this morning. Highs in the mid 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the mid 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. East winds around 5 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny. Highs around 80. Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.
Sunday
Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.
Monday
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Tuesday Night
A chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. A chance of showers. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

 

 

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