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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1041 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY ALONG
WALTON...BAY...AND GULF COUNTY BEACHES...

FLZ114-270600-
/O.EXA.KTAE.RP.S.0048.000000T0000Z-170427T0600Z/
COASTAL GULF-
1041 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017 /941 AM CDT WED APR 26 2017/

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT AND POSSIBLY THROUGH THURSDAY

* IMPACTS...INCREASED CHANCE FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE. THEY OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR...AS WELL AS IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES AND PIERS.

HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS...AND SIGNS
BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT DO NOT SWIM
AGAINST IT. FACE THE SHORE AND SIGNAL FOR HELP. FLOAT OR TREAD
WATER UNTIL THE CURRENT ENDS OR UNTIL RESCUED.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1041 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY ALONG
WALTON...BAY...AND GULF COUNTY BEACHES...

FLZ108-112-270600-
/O.CON.KTAE.RP.S.0048.000000T0000Z-170427T0600Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-
1041 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017 /941 AM CDT WED APR 26 2017/

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

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT AND POSSIBLY THROUGH THURSDAY

* IMPACTS...INCREASED CHANCE FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE. THEY OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR...AS WELL AS IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES AND PIERS.

HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS...AND SIGNS
BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT DO NOT SWIM
AGAINST IT. FACE THE SHORE AND SIGNAL FOR HELP. FLOAT OR TREAD
WATER UNTIL THE CURRENT ENDS OR UNTIL RESCUED.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
735 PM CDT WED APR 26 2017

...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS NOW THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.A LONG PERIOD ONSHORE SWELL AND A MODERATE TIDAL CYCLE WILL
MAINTAIN DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE GULF BEACHES OF ALABAMA
AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

ALZ265-266-FLZ202-204-206-270900-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0012.000000T0000Z-170427T1200Z/
MOBILE COASTAL-BALDWIN COASTAL-ESCAMBIA COASTAL-
SANTA ROSA COASTAL-OKALOOSA COASTAL-
735 PM CDT WED APR 26 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED.
  THE SURF IS 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. 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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