Weather Alerts for Coastal Horry

Issued by the National Weather Service

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
COASTAL HORRY

Areas Affected:
Coastal Horry
Effective: Sun, 10/21 6:00am Updated: Sun, 10/21 5:35pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 10/21 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Beach
Hazards Statement, which is in effect through this evening.
Strong northwest winds 20 to 25 mph will become north today. This
combined with increasing north to south wind waves will result in a
moderate to strong north to south longshore current by this afternoon.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into rip currents,
piers, jetties and other hazardous areas. Often, if the longshore
current is strong enough, it will sweep swimmers off their feet,
making it difficult to return to shore. Caution should be used when
in or near the water.