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Beach Hazards Statement
Data Mining Tool
Outreach / Education
The Beach Hazards Statement (BHS) informs beachgoers and local authorities to a multitude of hazards including, but not limited to: rip currents (or other types of dangerous currents in the surf zone), unusually cold water temperatures, potential for lightning along the beach/shoreline, or unusual surf/wave conditions which do not meet advisory criteria. In coordination with other agencies (as needed), the product may also inform users of various types of environmental hazards (e.g. chemical spills, harmful algal blooms, high bacteria levels in the water, or potentially hazardous marine wildlife which may be impacting the area). The BHS is an Informational Statement which is used to describe hazards that do not meet Advisory, Watch, or Warning criteria, as well as hazards that do not have Advisory, Watch, or Warning criteria (e.g. rip currents, oil spills). The BHS provides additional, more targeted information to its customers and partners on hazards along beach/coastal areas and immediate adjacent waters in a single statement. All hazards will not necessarily apply to all NWS coastal offices, as each office has unique criteria for their area of responsibility.
Product information and survey access
Point of Contact
Document (e.g. PDD)
PDD Beach Hazards Statement 020515.pdf
Comment Start Date:
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Approved to transition to operational status
vetted through NHC 2014, presented to CART with status update approval package out for circulation. new SCN for 4 additional WFOs 5/6/14 The original SCN in 2012 was sent out without entering this into 10-102. When the second SCN was issued in May 2013 to include additional offices it was determined that this should have been entered into 10-102 process.
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