Weather Alerts for SE Suffolk

Issued by the National Weather Service

Rip Current Statement  RIP CURRENT STATEMENT   Rip Current Statement
SE SUFFOLK

Areas Affected:
Southeast Suffolk - Southwest Suffolk
Effective: Mon, 9/24 10:53pm Updated: Tue, 9/25 4:57am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 9/25 9:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK AT THE OCEAN BEACHES INTO TUESDAY EVENING...
...ISOLATED MINOR COASTAL FLOODING DURING TUESDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE FOR
THE SOUTH SHORE BAYS OF BROOKLYN...AND SOUTHERN QUEENS AND NASSAU
COUNTIES...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...
* LOCATIONS...Atlantic Ocean Beaches of Suffolk County.
* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...High risk of rip current
development with surf height of 5 to 6 feet.
* TIMING...Through early Tuesday evening.

Information:
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.
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.