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WHUS44 KMOB 282021
CFWMOB

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
321 PM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ACROSS THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND
NORTHWEST FLORIDA...

.THE COMBINATION OF INCREASING WESTERLY WIND AND SURF AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL LEAD TO A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-290600-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0015.000000T0000Z-140729T1200Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
321 PM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL PERSIST WITH NUMEROUS TO
  WIDESPREAD RIP CURRENTS LIKELY.

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.

&&

$$


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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