Weather Alerts for COASTAL HORRY CO SC

Issued by the National Weather Service

Heat Advisory  HEAT ADVISORY   Heat Advisory
COASTAL HORRY CO SC

Areas Affected:
Central Horry - Coastal Georgetown - Coastal Horry - Darlington - Dillon - Florence - Inland Georgetown - Marion - Marlboro - Northern Horry - Williamsburg
Effective: Sat, 7/20 12:00pm Updated: Sat, 7/20 3:40am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, 7/20 8:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 106 due to temperatures in the upper
90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.
* TIMING...Midday through late afternoon today.
* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

Information:
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. To
reduce the risk of heat illness during outdoor work, the
occupational safety and health administration recommends
scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned
environments.

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
COASTAL HORRY CO SC

Areas Affected:
Coastal Georgetown - Coastal Horry
Effective: Fri, 7/19 7:50pm Updated: Sat, 7/20 3:40am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, 7/20 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...
* LOCATIONS...In South Carolina, Coastal Horry and Coastal
Georgetown. In North Carolina, Coastal Pender and Coastal New
Hanover.
* TIMING...Through Saturday evening.
* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Strong south to north longshore current will
occur at east-facing area beaches.

Information:
Longshore currents can quickly sweep swimmers down the beach.
Often, if the longshore current is strong enough, it may sweep
swimmers off their feet, making it difficult to return to shore.
Caution should be used when in or near the water. Check with the
lifeguards before entering the ocean for possible hazards.