Weather Alerts for South Orleans Mass

Issued by the National Weather Service

Rip Current Statement  RIP CURRENT STATEMENT   Rip Current Statement
SOUTH ORLEANS MASS

Areas Affected:
Barnstable - Nantucket
Effective: Sat, 9/21 10:54am Updated: Sat, 9/21 2:25pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, 9/21 6:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
* LOCATIONS...Cape Cod and Nantucket MA.
* TIMING...Until 6 PM EDT this evening.
* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Rough surf and strong rip currents may be dangerous
to anyone who enters the surf.

Information:
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 groins, jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
signs.
If you become caught in a rip current, yell for help. Remain
calm, do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.