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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Southern Bristol (MAZ020) Massachusetts Issued by the National Weather Service

 

High Surf Advisory High Surf Advisory - Southern Bristol (Massachusetts)


Updated:09/19/2017 10:11pm
Effective:09/19/2017 10:11pm
Expires:09/22/2017 8:00am
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Eastern Essex; Southern Bristol
 
Instructions: 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...then swim back to shore. Another means of escape for good swimmers is to ride the current out until it dissipates...then swim back to shore outside of the rip current. Do not attempt to swim directly into the rip current...it can exhaust and drown even the strongest swimmer. Heed the advice of the beach patrol and swim only at guarded beaches. Be especially cautious near piers and jetties...where rip currents can be enhanced. In addition...viewers of large surf should stay in safe areas well away from possible splashover. Individual waves may be more than twice the average wave height...which can sweep a person into the water from what may seem to be a safe viewing area. Falling into turbulent and sometimes rocky waters can result in injury that reduces the chance of survival.

Message summary: ...high surf advisory remains in effect until 8 am edt friday...
* location...along the rhode island ocean exposed coast from westerly to newport and along the westport shoreline in massachusetts.
* timing...through thursday night.
* surf and rip current risk...large waves from jose will result in high surf along the northeastern massachusetts coastline. This will also lead to dangerous rip currents.
* shoreline impacts...
&& time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour. Point judith mllw categories - minor 8.0 ft, moderate 9.5 ft, major 11.0 ft mhhw categories - minor 4.5 ft, moderate 6.0 ft, major 7.5 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft mllw ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 19/08 pm 4.9/ 5.4 1.4/ 1.9 1.1/ 1.6 9-10 none 20/09 am 4.7/ 5.2 1.2/ 1.7 0.8/ 1.3 11 none 20/09 pm 4.2/ 4.7 0.8/ 1.3 0.5/ 1.0 6-8 none 21/09 am 4.6/ 5.1 1.1/ 1.6 0.6/ 1.1 5 none 21/10 pm 4.4/ 4.9 0.9/ 1.4 0.8/ 1.3 4-5 none 22/10 am 4.7/ 5.2 1.2/ 1.7 0.8/ 1.3 4-5 none westerly mllw categories - minor 5.0 ft, moderate 8.0 ft, major 9.5 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 4.9 ft, major 6.4 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft mllw ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 19/09 pm 4.2/ 4.7 1.1/ 1.6 0.9/ 1.4 7-8 none 20/09 am 4.2/ 4.7 1.2/ 1.7 0.9/ 1.4 7-8 none 20/10 pm 3.7/ 4.2 0.6/ 1.1 0.5/ 1.0 4-5 none 21/10 am 4.0/ 4.5 1.0/ 1.5 0.7/ 1.1 3 none 21/11 pm 4.0/ 4.5 0.9/ 1.4 1.0/ 1.5 3 none 22/11 am 4.0/ 4.5 1.0/ 1.5 0.8/ 1.3 3 none newburyport mllw categories - minor 11.0 ft, moderate 12.5 ft, major 14.0 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.5 ft, moderate 3.0 ft, major 4.5 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft mllw ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/12 am 9.0/ 9.5 -0.6/-0.1 -0.2/ 0.2 5-6 none 20/12 pm 9.7/10.2 0.2/ 0.7 0.8/ 1.3 7-8 none 21/01 am 9.9/10.4 0.4/ 0.9 0.8/ 1.3 8 none 21/01 pm 9.8/10.3 0.2/ 0.8 0.8/ 1.3 9 none 22/01 am 9.0/ 9.5 -0.6/-0.1 0.1/ 0.6 5-6 none 22/02 pm 9.8/10.3 0.2/ 0.8 0.9/ 1.4 5 none gloucester harbor mllw categories - minor 12.0 ft, moderate 14.5 ft, major 15.5 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.5 ft, moderate 5.0 ft, major 6.0 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft mllw ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/12 am 10.8/11.3 1.3/ 1.8 0.4/ 0.9 5-7 none 20/12 pm 10.8/11.3 1.3/ 1.8 0.8/ 1.3 8-9 none 21/12 am 11.2/11.7 1.7/ 2.2 1.0/ 1.5 10-11 none 21/01 pm 11.1/11.6 1.6/ 2.0 1.0/ 1.5 11 none 22/01 am 10.7/11.2 1.2/ 1.7 0.7/ 1.1 9 none 22/01 pm 10.9/11.4 1.4/ 1.9 0.9/ 1.4 8-9 none newport harbor mllw categories - minor 6.6 ft, moderate 9.0 ft, major 10.5 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.5 ft, moderate 5.9 ft, major 6.4 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft mllw ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 19/08 pm 5.7/ 6.2 1.7/ 2.2 1.1/ 1.6 2-3 none 20/09 am 5.6/ 6.1 1.5/ 2.0 0.8/ 1.3 3 none 20/09 pm 5.0/ 5.5 0.9/ 1.4 0.4/ 0.9 3 none 21/09 am 5.4/ 5.9 1.3/ 1.8 0.6/ 1.1 3 none 21/10 pm 5.1/ 5.6 1.0/ 1.5 0.8/ 1.3 2-3 none 22/10 am 5.4/ 5.9 1.3/ 1.8 0.8/ 1.3 2 none westport mllw categories - minor 6.0 ft, moderate 8.0 ft, major 10.0 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.5 ft, moderate 4.5 ft, major 6.5 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft mllw ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 19/09 pm 4.9/ 5.4 1.4/ 1.9 1.1/ 1.6 6-7 none 20/09 am 4.7/ 5.2 1.3/ 1.8 0.8/ 1.3 7-8 none 20/09 pm 4.2/ 4.7 0.7/ 1.1 0.4/ 0.9 4-5 none 21/10 am 4.5/ 5.0 1.0/ 1.5 0.6/ 1.1 3-6 none 21/10 pm 4.2/ 4.7 0.8/ 1.3 0.8/ 1.3 3-5 none 22/10 am 4.5/ 5.0 1.0/ 1.5 0.7/ 1.1 3 none fall river mllw categories - minor 7.0 ft, moderate 9.5 ft, major 12.0 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.3 ft, moderate 4.8 ft, major 7.3 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft mllw ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 19/08 pm 6.2/ 6.7 1.5/ 2.0 0.8/ 1.3 1-3 none 20/09 am 6.1/ 6.6 1.4/ 1.9 0.5/ 1.0 2-3 none 20/09 pm 5.7/ 6.2 1.0/ 1.5 0.4/ 0.9 3 none 21/10 am 6.0/ 6.5 1.3/ 1.8 0.5/ 1.0 3 none 21/10 pm 5.9/ 6.4 1.2/ 1.7 0.8/ 1.3 1-3 none 22/10 am 6.1/ 6.6 1.4/ 1.9 0.8/ 1.3 1 none new bedford - outside hurricane barrier mllw categories - minor 6.5 ft, moderate 8.0 ft, major 10.0 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.6 ft, moderate 4.1 ft, major 6.1 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft mllw ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 19/08 pm 5.2/ 5.7 1.4/ 1.9 1.0/ 1.5 2-4 none 20/09 am 4.6/ 5.1 0.7/ 1.1 0.2/ 0.7 2-5 none 20/09 pm 4.5/ 5.0 0.6/ 1.1 0.2/ 0.8 3-6 none 21/09 am 4.7/ 5.2 0.9/ 1.4 0.5/ 1.0 3-6 none 21/10 pm 4.7/ 5.2 0.9/ 1.4 0.7/ 1.1 2-5 none 22/10 am 4.7/ 5.2 0.9/ 1.4 0.6/ 1.1 2 none
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Wind Advisory Wind Advisory - Southern Bristol (Massachusetts)


Updated:09/19/2017 10:09pm
Effective:09/20/2017 10:00am
Expires:09/21/2017 6:00pm
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Eastern Essex; Eastern Norfolk; Eastern Plymouth; Northern Bristol; Southeast Middlesex; Southern Bristol; Southern Plymouth; Suffolk; Western Essex; Western Norfolk; Western Plymouth
 
Instructions: Winds this strong are capable of downing tree limbs and branches, possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Message summary: ...wind advisory remains in effect from 10 am wednesday to 6 pm edt thursday...
* location...eastern massachusetts and most of rhode island.
* winds...north 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
* timing...late wednesday morning through thursday.
* impacts...gusty winds will likely down tree limbs and possibly isolated trees, especially since full foliage remains on our trees. Isolated power outages may occur.
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