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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1251 PM CST TUE NOV 25 2014

...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY RIP CURRENTS
CONTINUES ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.A STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW COMBINED WITH AN ONSHORE SWELL AND A
LARGE RANGE BETWEEN HIGH AND LOW TIDE WILL MAINTAIN A HIGH RISK
OF DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE BEACHES
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. THE THREAT BEGINS TO DIMINISH BY LATE
AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT AS THE ONSHORE SWELL DECREASES.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-260000-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-141126T0000Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
1251 PM CST TUE NOV 25 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING: THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS: NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS: MORE FREQUENT...DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY RIP
  CURRENTS ALONG THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA
  THROUGH TODAY. THE RISK WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

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PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW
RIP CURRENT HAZARD...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=RCVTECCHM





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