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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
851 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT OVERNIGHT...

FLZ033-038-124-125-280900-
/O.EXT.KJAX.RP.S.0007.000000T0000Z-160828T0900Z/
ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-
851 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT SUNDAY...

* TIMING...THROUGH 5 AM THIS MORNING.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING. ROUGH SURF
  NEAR 3 TO 4 FEET IS ALSO EXPECTED WHICH CAN KNOCK YOU DOWN.
  LONGSHORE CURRENTS MAY BE STRONG AND PUSH YOU INTO RIP
  CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

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.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE... FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
FOR HELP. IF TIRED... FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
CURRENT.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
430 AM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

AMZ450-452-454-470-472-474-FLZ020>025-030>033-035>038-040-124-125-
GAZ132>136-149>154-162>166-280900-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
HAMILTON-SUWANNEE-COLUMBIA-BAKER-INLAND NASSAU-INLAND DUVAL-UNION-
BRADFORD-CLAY-ST. JOHNS-GILCHRIST-ALACHUA-PUTNAM-FLAGLER-MARION-
COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-COFFEE-JEFF DAVIS-BACON-APPLING-
WAYNE-ATKINSON-WARE-PIERCE-BRANTLEY-INLAND GLYNN-COASTAL GLYNN-
ECHOLS-CLINCH-CHARLTON-INLAND CAMDEN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
430 AM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...MODERATE TO HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA...
SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

BREEZY EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS AND ROUGH SURF WILL COMBINE TO
CREATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT NORTHEAST FLORIDA BEACHES
AND MODERATE RISK FOR SOUTHEAST GEORGIA BEACHES.

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...

PERSISTENT ONSHORE WINDS AND EASTERLY OCEAN SWELL CREATE AN ELEVATED
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES SUNDAY THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

THERE IS A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE PERIOD. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY BECOME MORE LIKELY MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS THE MAIN THREAT AT THIS TIME.

A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IS PROJECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE FLORIDA
STRAITS THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
INDICATES THIS SYSTEM HAS MEDIUM CHANCE OF DEVELOPING INTO A
TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS AS IT ENTERS THE EASTERN
GULF OF MEXICO. INTERESTS SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS
DISTURBANCE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
IN JACKSONVILLE WEBSITE ON THE INTERNET AT WEATHER.GOV/JAX.

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