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Risk of Dangerous Rip Currents Friday

National Weather Service warning of moderate risk along NJ coast

The National Weather Service is warning swimmers along the Jersey Shore Friday to be wary of "dangerous" rip currents. 

The service has issued a hazardous weather outlook regarding rip tides along the entirety of the New Jersey Coast for Friday morning through evening. 

Sea and wind conditions could cause dangerous currents along the entire coast, the warning says. 

"There is a chance sea and wind conditions will produce a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents along the New Jersey coast today," the warning says. 

The warning is in effect from today through this evening. 

Already during this young summer season, several swimmers have  while many more have been from rip currents along the Jersey Shore. 

dj June 29, 2012 at 04:43 PM
funny, the link says the risk is low. ill note that the link also said the risk was low the day that the two people died. not sure who is asleep at the wheel here, but lives are at stake. i suggest someone actually check the links and make sure that the correct risk level is being represented. this has the potential for legal action if someone dies and the alerts are not up to date or being represented accurately.
Charlie LaPlaca June 29, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Nobody said the risk was low. The National Weather Service issued a warning that conditions pose a "moderate risk of dangerous currents." And I completely agree with you, DJ, that lives are at stake here -- which is why we put this out for everyone to take note of.
vato July 01, 2012 at 07:50 PM
What the heck is a rip current?
NOT shocked July 02, 2012 at 02:17 PM
If you dont know what that is, DO NOT go swimming in the ocean

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