Weather Alert Details

Maryland Beaches County

Beach Hazard Statement until 8PM EDT SUN Issued October, 13 2019 at 5:57 PM - US/Eastern expires October, 13 2019 at 8:00 PM - US/Eastern ...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * LOCATION...MARYLAND BEACHES. * TIMING...UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING. * SURF OR RIP CURRENT RISK...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LARGE BREAKING WAVES OF 3 TO 4 FEET WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS. DO NOT ENTER OR APPROACH THE WATER DUE TO THE RISK OF BEING SWEPT AWAY. 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. THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND SIGNS. IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...RELAX AND FLOAT. DON'T 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. &&