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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
155 PM CST MON NOV 24 2014

...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY RIP CURRENTS
CONTINUES ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.STRONG ONSHORE WINDS EARLY TODAY SHIFTING TO STRONG OFFSHORE THIS
AFTERNOON AND REMAINING STRONG OFFSHORE THROUGH TUESDAY. THE PREVIOUS
MODERATE TO STRONG WINDS ONSHORE WINDS AND CONTINUED RESIDUAL
EFFECTS...COMBINED WITH SPRING TIDAL CYCLES AND HIGHER PERIOD SWELL
WILL MAINTAIN A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY RIP
CURRENTS ALONG THE BEACHES THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-250400-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-141126T0000Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
155 PM CST MON NOV 24 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...STRONG NORTHWEST TO NORTH FLOW OF 20 TO 25 MPH DEVELOPING
  THIS AFTERNOON AND PERSISTING THROUGH TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...MORE FREQUENT...DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY RIP
  CURRENTS ALONG THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA THROUGH
  EARLY TUESDAY...BUT THREAT GRADUALLY DIMINISHING.

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

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
331 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

...HIGH SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES
THROUGH TONIGHT...

.MODERATE ONSHORE WINDS WILL MAINTAIN HIGHER THAN NORMAL SURF
ALONG THE PANHANDLE COAST TODAY. A THREAT FOR DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT WHILE THE SURF ONLY
GRADUALLY SUBSIDES.

FLZ108-112-114-115-250900-
/O.EXT.KTAE.RP.S.0085.000000T0000Z-141125T0900Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-
331 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014 /231 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014/

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

* SURF: AROUND 6 FEET ALONG WALTON AND BAY COUNTY BEACHES...
  TAPERING OFF TO THE EAST.

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.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

&&

$$

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