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High Surf Advisory Means Dangerous Conditions On Tybee

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TYBEE ISLAND, GA -

The National Weather Service Has Issued A High Surf Advisory... Which Is In Effect until 9 Pm Edt Saturday Evening For All Atlantic Beaches In The Coastal Empire And Low Country.

Surf Height... Breakers In The Surf Zone 4 To 7 Ft Today And Continuing Into Saturday.

Impacts... Strong Onshore Winds Will Deliver Large Breaking Waves Along The Coast... Enhancing The Risk For Beach Erosion Around Times Of High Tide And Making Conditions Treacherous For Those In The Water. A Strong Longshore Current Can Be Expected Along With Tidal Departures 1 To 2 Ft Above Predicted Levels.

Additionally... A High Risk Of Rip Currents Is In Effect Today With An Elevated Rip Current Risk Continuing Over The Weekend. A High Risk For Rip Currents Means That Wind And Or Wave Conditions Support Particularly Dangerous Rip Currents. During A High Risk No One Should Enter The Surf.

Locations Particularly Vulnerable To Beach Erosion Include But Are Not Limited To Tybee Island... Saint Catherines Island And Sapelo Island.

Keep A Clear Distance Away From The Ocean. Structures Such As Piers And Jetties Will Be Particularly Treacherous.

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