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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
625 AM CHST SAT FEB 16 2019

.TRADE-WIND SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE A HIGH RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS ALONG EAST FACING REEFS THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY NIGHT.

GUZ001>004-161030-
/O.CON.PGUM.RP.S.0001.000000T0000Z-190219T2000Z/
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-
625 AM CHST SAT FEB 16 2019

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...

ALONG EAST FACING REEFS...SURF UP TO 10 FEET WILL MAINTAIN A HIGH
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

STANKO

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Mobile AL
101 PM CST Fri Feb 15 2019

ALZ265-266-FLZ202-204-206-160300-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0008.190216T1200Z-190217T0000Z/
Mobile Coastal-Baldwin Coastal-Escambia Coastal-
Santa Rosa Coastal-Okaloosa Coastal-
101 PM CST Fri Feb 15 2019

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHERE...Gulf beaches of Alabama and Northwest Florida.

* 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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