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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
241 PM CST SUN NOV 23 2014

...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY RIP CURRENTS
CONTINUES ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.A STRENGTHENING SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES INTO THE LOWER
TO MID MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY TODAY AND CONTINUE LIFTING NORTHEAST
TONIGHT. AS THIS OCCURS...WINDS BECOME STRONGER FROM THE SOUTH TO
SOUTHWEST THROUGH TONIGHT. THE INCREASE IN WINDS...IN COMBINATION
WITH SPRING TIDAL CYCLES AND AN INCREASE IN HIGHER PERIOD SWELL
MAINTAINS THE HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY RIP
CURRENTS ALONG THE BEACHES THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-240445-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-141124T1200Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
241 PM CST SUN NOV 23 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* WINDS...STRONG SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS OVERNIGHT WITH
  DURING THE DAY. FREQUENT HIGHER GUSTS.

* IMPACTS...MORE FREQUENT...DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY RIP
  CURRENTS ALONG THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA
  THIS WEEKEND.

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





Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
554 AM CST SUN NOV 23 2014

ALZ051>064-FLZ001>006-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-241200-
CHOCTAW-WASHINGTON-CLARKE-WILCOX-MONROE-CONECUH-BUTLER-CRENSHAW-
ESCAMBIA-COVINGTON-UPPER MOBILE-UPPER BALDWIN-LOWER MOBILE-
LOWER BALDWIN-INLAND ESCAMBIA-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-INLAND SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL SANTA ROSA-INLAND OKALOOSA-COASTAL OKALOOSA-WAYNE-PERRY-
GREENE-STONE-GEORGE-
554 AM CST SUN NOV 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
ALABAMA...SOUTHWEST ALABAMA...NORTHWEST FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST
MISSISSIPPI.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A VIGOROUS MID LEVEL STORM SYSTEM AND STRENGTHENING SURFACE LOW LIFTS
NORTHEAST UP ACROSS THE LOWER TO MID MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY TODAY.
AHEAD OF THIS WEATHER SYSTEM...THE AIRMASS BECOMES MORE MOIST AND
UNSTABLE. AT SAME TIME...LOW LEVEL WINDS INCREASE MARKEDLY AND TURN
WITH HEIGHT. A SQUALL LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS WAS ORGANIZING FROM OFF
THE LOUISIANA COAST AND THIS LINE IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP NORTHWARD
TODAY AS THE UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM LIFTS NORTHEAST. ISOLATED
TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE IN DISCRETE...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THAT
FORM OUT AHEAD OF MAIN LINE THAT IS FORECAST TO MAKE EASTWARD PROGRESS
OVER THE CENTRAL GULF COAST. THE LATEST TIMING SUGGESTS THAT THE LINE
MOVES ACROSS SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI BETWEEN 9 AND 11 AM...CONTINUING
INTO SOUTHWEST ALABAMA AROUND THE NOON HOUR AND MOVING EAST OF
INTERSTATE 65 AND THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE BETWEEN 1 AND 3 PM.
IN ADDITION TO THE ISOLATED TORNADO THREAT...WILL BE THE POTENTIAL OF
LOCALIZED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE...BUT THE RAPID EASTWARD PROGRESSION OF THE LINE IS EXPECTED
TO LIMIT WIDESPREAD FLASH FLOODING ISSUES.

A STRENGTHENING SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES INTO THE LOWER TO
MID MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY TODAY. AS THIS OCCURS...EAST NORTHEAST
WINDS THIS MORNING BECOME STRONG FROM THE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST THROUGH
THE DAY. THE INCREASE IN WINDS...IN COMBINATION WITH SPRING TIDAL
CYCLES AND AN INCREASE IN HIGHER PERIOD SWELL MAINTAINS THE HIGH
RISK OF DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE
BEACHES TODAY AND TONIGHT.

WIND ADVISORIES ARE ALSO IN EFFECT FOR TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS...ALONG AREA BEACHES...MAY CARRY OVER
INTO THE DAY MONDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF SKYWARN SEVERE STORM SPOTTER NETWORKS WILL POSSIBLY BE
REQUESTED TODAY.

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