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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 9:02am

Beach Warning As Earl Passes

Updated: 4 years ago.
Hurricane Earl is expected to create rough seas as it passes by the Georgia coast on Thursday. (photo courtesy of Christine Monteith)

Meteorologists are advising beachgoers to stay out of the ocean in the wake of Hurricane Earl passing up the eastern seaboard.

The National Weather Service issued a high-surf advisory lasting through Friday morning.

The storm is expected to create dangerous rip currents and waves as high as six to nine feet along the Tybee shore.

Earl grew as strong as a Category 4 hurricane with winds near 140 miles per hour, but was downgraded to a Category 3 Thursday afternoon.

The rough conditions should end in time for the upcoming holiday weekend.

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