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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1053 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

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

.MODERATE TO STRONG SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL BRING A HIGH RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS ALONG THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND THE NORTHWEST FLORIDA
PANHANDLE THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-260000-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0014.000000T0000Z-150526T2100Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
1053 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

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

* TIMING...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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
959 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015


FLZ033-038-124-125-GAZ154-166-260000-
/O.CON.KJAX.RP.S.0006.000000T0000Z-150526T0000Z/
ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-COASTAL GLYNN-
COASTAL CAMDEN-
959 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...ONSHORE WINDS NEAR 15 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL
  OCCUR ALONG THE EAST COAST. ROUGH SURF WILL CONTINUE THE RISK
  OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS TODAY.

* IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS WILL LIKELY BE LIFE
  THREATENING. BREAKERS CAN KNOCK YOU DOWN AND MAKE YOU
  SUSCEPTIBLE TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SAVE
SOMEONE IN PERIL IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO ESCAPE RIP CURRENTS

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
945 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY FOR WALTON...BAY...AND
FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES...

.SOUTHEASTERLY CONVERGENT FLOW WILL INCREASE SURF HEIGHTS ALONG
FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES TODAY...WHILE SURF HEIGHTS IN THE 2 TO
4 FOOT RANGE ALONG WALTON COUNTY BEACHES WILL COMBINE WITH A
STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENT. THESE INGREDIENTS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE
LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS TODAY.

FLZ108-115-260900-
/O.CON.KTAE.RP.S.0034.000000T0000Z-150526T0900Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL FRANKLIN-
945 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

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

* SURF HEIGHTS...2 TO 4 FEET.

* IMPACTS...LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS LIKELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 JETTIES AND
PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS...AND
SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. 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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
945 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY FOR WALTON...BAY...AND
FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES...

.SOUTHEASTERLY CONVERGENT FLOW WILL INCREASE SURF HEIGHTS ALONG
FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES TODAY...WHILE SURF HEIGHTS IN THE 2 TO
4 FOOT RANGE ALONG WALTON COUNTY BEACHES WILL COMBINE WITH A
STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENT. THESE INGREDIENTS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE
LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS TODAY.

FLZ112-260900-
/O.EXA.KTAE.RP.S.0034.000000T0000Z-150526T0900Z/
COASTAL BAY-
945 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...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.

* SURF HEIGHTS...2 TO 4 FEET.

* IMPACTS...LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS LIKELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 JETTIES AND
PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS...AND
SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. 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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
544 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY...

.MODERATE TO STRONG SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL PERSIST OFFSHORE THE
LOWER TEXAS COAST TONIGHT. AS A RESULT THE SEAS WILL REMAIN HIGH
THROUGH THE REST OF THE MEMORIAL DAY AS THE STRONG SOUTHEAST WIND
PREVAILS ACROSS THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE LOWER TEXAS COAST.

TXZ251-256-257-251900-
/O.CON.KBRO.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-150526T0500Z/
KENEDY-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-
544 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES TODAY.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS WILL DEVELOP
  AT AREA BEACHES...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE JETTIES.

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
354 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND...

.A MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY STRONG ONSHORE FLOW AND LARGE SEAS
WILL MAINTAIN A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THE MEMORIAL DAY
WEEKEND ALONG GULF-FACING BEACHES...AS LONG PERIOD SWELLS
CONTINUE.

TXZ242>245-247-252100-
/O.CON.KCRP.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-150526T0200Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-SAN PATRICIO-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
354 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH MID EVENING

* IMPACTS...WILL POSE A HAZARD TO EVEN EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS
  ESPECIALLY NEAR JETTIES AND PIERS.

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.

&&

$$

GW

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
440 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

FLZ168-172-173-252245-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0025.000000T0000Z-150526T2200Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
440 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

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

* TIMING...CONTINUING INTO TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS WILL
  CONTINUE ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES TODAY AND TUESDAY. HIGH
  PRESSURE IN THE WESTERN ATLANTIC IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
  PERSISTENT EASTERLY WINDS...WHICH WILL BE STRONGER THAN
  YESTERDAY...LEADING TO ROUGH SURF AND LIFE THREATENING RIP
  CURRENTS. NUMEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED TODAY.

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...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. 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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
327 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

.BUILDING SURF AND ELEVATED WATER LEVELS ALONG AREA BEACHES WILL
LEAD TO STRONG RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THIS EVENING. STAY AWAY FROM
JETTIES...PIERS AND ROCK GROINS WHERE THE RIP CURRENTS WILL BE
MORE SUSCEPTIBLE. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SWIM...PLEASE DO NOT
GO IN THE WATER. THOSE THAT DO SHOULD ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

TXZ214-236>238-260200-
/O.CON.KHGX.RP.S.0003.000000T0000Z-150526T0200Z/
BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-GALVESTON-MATAGORDA-
327 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...WILL POSE A HAZARD TO EVEN EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS...
  ESPECIALLY NEAR ROCK GROINS...JETTIES AND PIERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP
CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.

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...BEACH PATROL...
FLAGS AND SIGNS. SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. YELL FOR
HELP. 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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