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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
303 AM CST SAT NOV 22 2014

...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY RIP CURRENTS EXISTS
ALONG AREA BEACHES THIS WEEKEND...

.A STRONG AREA OF SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDING FROM THE WESTERN
ATLANTIC...WESTWARD TO EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY TODAY...RESULTS
IN A MODERATE TO STRONG EAST SOUTHEAST FLOW. THE HIGH MOVES EASTWARD
ON SUNDAY AS A STRENGTHENING AREA OF SURFACE LOW PRESSURE PIVOTS NORTHEAST
ACROSS THE MID SOUTH ON SUNDAY. AS THIS OCCURS...WINDS BECOME SOUTH
TO SOUTHWEST AND REMAIN STRONG OVER THE BEACHES. THE INCREASE IN WINDS
IN COMBINATION WITH SPRING TIDAL CYCLES AND AN INCREASE IN HIGHER
PERIOD SWELL OVER THE WEEKEND RESULTS IN A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS TO
POTENTIALLY DEADLY RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE BEACHES.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-221700-
/O.NEW.KMOB.RP.S.0020.141122T1800Z-141124T1200Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
303 AM CST SAT NOV 22 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...NOON TODAY THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...EAST SOUTHEAST INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER
  GUSTS THIS AFTERNOON ALONG THE BEACHES. WINDS BECOME MORE SOUTH TO
  SOUTHWEST BY SUNDAY AND REMAIN STRONG.

* 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.

&&

$$


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
341 PM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

ALZ051>064-FLZ001>006-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-221200-
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-
341 PM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH
TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THIS WEEKEND.

A VIGOROUS STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING WITH SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS
BECOMING WIDESPREAD. SOME OF THE STORMS MAY BECOME SEVERE. THE BEST
TIME FRAME FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL BE BETWEEN 6 AM AND NOON OVER
MOST THE REGION...WITH AN ISOLATED SEVERE STORM POSSIBLE OVER
EXTREME SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI AND COASTAL ALABAMA AS EARLY AS THE
PREDAWN HOURS ON SUNDAY. THE MAIN THREAT FROM ANY SEVERE STORMS WILL
BE DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED TORNADOES. THE STORMS WILL MOVE
RAPIDLY TO THE NORTHEAST AT 40 TO 50 MPH. DO NOT HESITATE TO TAKE
SHELTER IF A WARNING IS ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA.

PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL ARE ALSO LIKELY ACROSS THE REGION.
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE FORECAST...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS FROM 4 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY CLOSER TO THE
COAST. THIS HEAVY RAIN MAY RESULT IN LOCALIZED FLOODING
ISSUES...MAINLY OVER POOR DRAINAGE AND LOW LYING URBAN AREAS.

IT WILL ALSO BE WINDY OUTSIDE OF THUNDERSTORMS AND AFTER THE STORM
THREAT ENDS. FREQUENT GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE LIKELY THROUGH THE
DAY SUNDAY AND A WINDY ADVISORY MAY BECOME NECESSARY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF SKYWARN SEVERE STORM SPOTTER NETWORKS MAY BE REQUESTED
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

$$



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