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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
430 AM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM EARLY SUNDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.A MODERATE TO STRONG SOUTHEAST WIND WILL BRING ELEVATED SURF
CONDITIONS AND WITH A LARGER THAN USUAL SPRING TIDE...A HIGH RISK OF
RIP CURRENTS WILL BE PRESENT FROM EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONTINUING
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-231730-
/O.NEW.KMOB.RP.S.0014.150524T1700Z-150526T2100Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
430 AM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM EARLY SUNDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT
RISK...WHICH WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...FROM EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED. THE
  SURF WILL BE DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE LIFE-THREATENING TO ANYONE ENTERING THE SURF. IF
YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL AND WAVE YOUR ARMS FOR
HELP AND REMAIN CALM. DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE
WAITING FOR HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE
QUICKLY.

&&

$$



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