National Weather Service posts high risk of rip currents

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Today, Wednesday, Aug. 6, may be a dangerous day to go into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Weather Service that has issued a warning for high risk of rip currents for today./NWS Today, Wednesday, Aug. 6, may be a dangerous day to go into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Weather Service that has issued a warning for high risk of rip currents for today./NWS Today, Wednesday, Aug. 6, may be a dangerous day to go into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Weather Service that has issued a warning for high risk of rip currents for today.

According to the National Weather Service, long period swells from departing Tropical Storm Bertha will bring a high risk of rip currents to the New JerseyShore.

The risk will last through this evening.

Surf height will be from 3-5 feet with occasional higher waves.

Low tide along the JerseyShore was at 9:30 a.m. and high tide occurs around 4 p.m.

“A high risk of rip currents implies that wind and or wave conditions will support the development of very strong rip currents,” the National Weather Service. “These rip currents will be life-threatening to anyone who enters the surf. Rip currnts are power channels of water flowing quickly away from the shore.”

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