Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1157 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015

...A HIGH RISK FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.LARGE SWELL PROPAGATING FROM WELL OFFSHORE COMBINED WITH A
STRONG NORTHWESTERLY WIND WILL CONTINUE TO BRING A HIGH RISK FOR
DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE GULF BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND
NORTHWEST FLORIDA THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-270000-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0003.000000T0000Z-150127T0000Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
1157 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015

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

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS ALONG THE GULF BEACHES
  OF ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA.

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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