Philadelphia Weather

Severe Weather

Current Watches and Warnings

More Maps

New Jersey, Atlantic Coastal Cape May

Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 6:05 AM EDT on August 29, 2016

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 30, 2016


... Beach hazards statement in effect through Tuesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a beach
hazards statement... which is in effect through Tuesday evening.

Vacationers and locals alike should be alert for dangerous rip
currents and swim only in designated areas patrolled by our
lifeguards.

Swimming after the lifeguards go home, and where lifeguards do not
have you in sight, raises the risk of an uncontrolled and unexpected
struggle in the water.

Swells from tropical cyclone Gaston have arrived and will probably
build another foot late today, and then possibly reach 4 feet,
Tuesday into Wednesday. The Breakers in the beach swimming zone
will likely be larger.

These swells not only enhance the potential for dangerous rip
currents but can also knock swimmers and waders flat into the
sand, causing injury.

Swim only in designated areas watched by the beach patrols. This
will help ensure greatest safety in what probably will be a long
stretch of fairly rough conditions on Atlantic Ocean exposed beaches.

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.



Drag


605 am EDT Mon Aug 29 2016

... Beach hazards statement in effect through Tuesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a beach
hazards statement... which is in effect through Tuesday evening.

Vacationers and locals alike should be alert for dangerous rip
currents and swim only in designated areas patrolled by our
lifeguards.

Swimming after the lifeguards go home, and where lifeguards do not
have you in sight, raises the risk of an uncontrolled and unexpected
struggle in the water.

Swells from tropical cyclone Gaston have arrived and will probably
build another foot late today, and then possibly reach 4 feet,
Tuesday into Wednesday. The Breakers in the beach swimming zone
will likely be larger.

These swells not only enhance the potential for dangerous rip
currents but can also knock swimmers and waders flat into the
sand, causing injury.

Swim only in designated areas watched by the beach patrols. This
will help ensure greatest safety in what probably will be a long
stretch of fairly rough conditions on Atlantic Ocean exposed beaches.

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.



Drag



Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Special Statement , Record Report
Arizona - Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Delaware - Beach Hazard Statement
District of Columbia - Air Quality Alert
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Coastal Hazard Statement
Guam - High Surf Advisory
Idaho - Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Flood Advisory
Indiana - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Special Statement
Iowa - Flood Watch
Kansas - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maryland - Air Quality Alert
Michigan - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Minnesota - Flash Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Montana - Air Quality Alert
Nebraska - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
New Jersey - Beach Hazard Statement
New Mexico - Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
New York - Coastal Hazard Statement
North Carolina - Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Ohio - Special Statement
Oklahoma - Areal Flood Watch
Oregon - Fire Weather Warning
South Carolina - Coastal Hazard Statement
Tennessee - Record Report
Texas - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Special Statement
Virginia - Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Washington - Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
/div>

More From CBS Philly

CBSPhillyStyle
Iconic Philly Foods Guide

Listen Live