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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
659 PM CDT MON JUL 21 2014

...A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK CONTINUES ALONG THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA
AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA THROUGH TONIGHT...

.AN ACTIVE DAY OF RIP CURRENTS WAS REPORTED ALONG SEVERAL AREA
BEACHES ON SUNDAY...WITH LOCAL LIFEGUARDS REPORTING NUMEROUS STRONG
RIP CURRENTS OBSERVED. INCREASED TIDAL RANGES WITH OUTGOING TIDE
DURING THE DAY AND PERSISTENT SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL SUPPORT A CONTINUED
HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-220800-
/O.EXT.KMOB.RP.S.0014.000000T0000Z-140722T1200Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
659 PM CDT MON JUL 21 2014

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

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THIS
  EVENING WITH NUMEROUS TO WIDESPREAD RIP CURRENTS LIKELY.
  CONTINUE TO MONITOR FOR LATER STATEMENTS AS UPDATES ARE
  RECEIVED FROM LOCAL LIFEGUARDS TODAY.

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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