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    High Surf Advisory

    MDZ025-261645- /O.NEW.KAKQ.BH.S.0015.170926T0831Z-170927T0000Z/ /O.CON.KAKQ.SU.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-170927T2300Z/ MARYLAND BEACHES- 431 AM EDT TUE SEP 26 2017 ...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT WEDNESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING. * LOCATION...MARYLAND BEACHES. * TIMING...THROUGH WEDNESDAY...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS IS A COUPLE HOURS ON EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE. * SURF OR RIP CURRENT RISK...LARGE NEARSHORE WAVES OF 4 TO 7 FEET THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS. WAVES BUILDING TO 9 TO 14 FEET LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY WILL CREATE DANGEROUS SURF FOR ANYONE ENTERING THE WATER, AND SOME MINOR BEACH EROSION. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP CURRENTS... LONGSHORE CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES AND OTHER HAZARDS CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER. A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. & OCEAN CITY INLET MD MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 4.0 FT, MODERATE 5.0 FT, MAJOR 6.0 FT MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.5 FT, MODERATE 2.0 FT, MAJOR 2.5 FT TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 26/01 PM 3.6 1.1 1.1 5-6 NONE 27/01 AM 3.3 0.8 1.2 5-6 NONE 27/02 PM 3.8 1.3 1.4 6 NONE 28/02 AM 3.3 0.8 1.3 6 NONE 28/03 PM 3.5 1.0 1.1 5 NONE TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR. $$ More

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