Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Mobile, AL

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1040 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014

...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY INTO FRIDAY...

.STRONG EASTERLY FLOW IS CREATING AN INCREASED RISK FOR DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS TODAY.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-172345-
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LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
1040 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...REST OF TODAY INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT TO WIDESPREAD RIP CURRENTS WILL RESULT IN
  DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS ALONG THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND
  THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE.

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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