Because Of Jose, National Weather Service Issues High Surf Advisory
WIth Jose moving through the Gulf of Maine, waves and rip currents will begin to develop, and the National Weather Service has issued a "High Surf Advisory" which is in effect until Tuesday night at 8.
The advisory covers Hancock, Washington, Waldo and Knox counties.
* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 9 FEET
* TIMING...TONIGHT AND TUESDAY
* IMPACTS...HIGH DANGEROUS SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL
MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS SURF CONDITIONS.
* RIP CURRENTS...ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY
AWAY FROM SHORE. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS. PAY ATTENTION
TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.
* HIGH SURF...LARGE WAVES CAN PRESENT A DANGER TO PEOPLE ON
ROCKS ABOVE THE WATER. STAY AWAY FROM ROCK OUTCROPS ALONG THE
SHORELINE EXPOSED TO OCEAN WAVES...AS WAVES CAN EASILY SWEEP
PEOPLE INTO THE COLD OCEAN WATER.
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH