Coastal Brunswick Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:21 AM EDT Oct. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through this evening...

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a beach
hazards statement, which is in effect through this evening.

Strong westerly winds around 10 to 15 knots, gusting to 20 knots,
will create a strong west to east longshore current at south facing
beaches in Brunswick County today.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into rip currents,
piers, jetties and other hazardous areas. Often, if the longshore
current is strong enough, it will sweep swimmers off their feet,
making it difficult to return to shore. Caution should be used when
in or near the water.