Coastal New Hanover Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:46 PM EDT Oct. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... For coastal Pender... New Hanover... Horry and Georgetown

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a beach
hazards statement... which is in effect from Tuesday morning through
Tuesday evening.

North to northeast winds of 20 to 25 mph... coupled with north to
northeast swells... will produce a moderate to strong north to south
longshore current.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents, longshore currents, and other hazards create life-
threatening conditions in the surf zone. Caution should be used when
in or near the water.