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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
308 AM CDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES ALONG THE GULF BEACHES
OF ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING...

.NORTHWARD MOVING SWELL ENERGY FROM WELL OFFSHORE WILL CONTINUE
TO ENHANCE THE RIP CURRENT RISK THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

ALZ265-266-FLZ202-204-206-262200-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-170327T0000Z/
MOBILE COASTAL-BALDWIN COASTAL-ESCAMBIA COASTAL-
SANTA ROSA COASTAL-OKALOOSA COASTAL-
308 AM CDT SUN MAR 26 2017

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

* 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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
212 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT WALTON...BAY AND FRANKLIN COUNTY
BEACHES TODAY...

FLZ108-112-115-270300-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0036.170326T1200Z-170327T0300Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL FRANKLIN-
212 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017 /112 AM CDT SUN MAR 26 2017/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT /7 AM CDT/ THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT /7 AM CDT/ THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

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.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Mobile AL
1004 AM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

ALZ051>060-261>266-FLZ201>206-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-271500-
Choctaw-Washington-Clarke-Wilcox-Monroe-Conecuh-Butler-Crenshaw-
Escambia-Covington-Mobile Inland-Baldwin Inland-Mobile Central-
Baldwin Central-Mobile Coastal-Baldwin Coastal-Escambia Inland-
Escambia Coastal-Santa Rosa Inland-Santa Rosa Coastal-
Okaloosa Inland-Okaloosa Coastal-Wayne-Perry-Greene-Stone-George-
1004 AM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
Alabama...southwest Alabama...northwest Florida and southeast
Mississippi.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A high risk for rip currents continues along the Gulf beaches of
Alabama and Northwest Florida through early this evening. A
moderate risk of rip currents thereafter for tonight.

Patchy dense fog develops late tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Patchy dense fog mainly during the late night and early morning
hours will be possible each day through midweek.

A moderate risk for rip currents will continue along the Gulf
beaches of Alabama and Northwest Florida on Monday and possibly
through midweek.

Showers and thunderstorms...some possibly strong to severe...can
be expected Monday afternoon and Monday evening and again on
Thursday and Thursday evening. Stay tuned.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of SkyWarn Severe Storm Spotter networks is not
expected through Saturday.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
906 AM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

ALZ011>015-017>050-271715-
Marion-Lamar-Fayette-Winston-Walker-Blount-Etowah-Calhoun-Cherokee-
Cleburne-Pickens-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson-Shelby-St. Clair-Talladega-
Clay-Randolph-Sumter-Greene-Hale-Perry-Bibb-Chilton-Coosa-Tallapoosa-
Chambers-Marengo-Dallas-Autauga-Lowndes-Elmore-Montgomery-Macon-
Bullock-Lee-Russell-Pike-Barbour-
906 AM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the
National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE...Outlook Through Tonight.

No hazardous weather expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday.

There is a threat for severe storms on Monday from 1 PM to 9 PM.
This will include the potential for hail up to ping pong ball size
and damaging winds up to 60 mph, mainly along and northwest of a
line from Demopolis to Birmingham. A smaller risk for hail up to
quarter size and isolated damaging winds could extend as far south
and east of a line from Montgomery to Wedowee.

Another threat for severe storms may come Thursday into Thursday
night across all of the forecast area. Tornadoes, damaging winds,
and large hail appear possible with this system.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed
Monday and again on Thursday.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
946 AM EDT Sun Mar 26 2017

AMZ450-452-454-470-472-474-FLZ020>025-030>033-035>038-040-124-125-
GAZ132>136-149>154-162>166-270900-
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-
946 AM EDT Sun Mar 26 2017

...MODERATE 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...

There is a a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at area
beaches today.

There is a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and early
evening across southeast Georgia and inland portions of northeast
Florida.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday...

A moderate risk of rip currents will likely continue at area
beaches on Monday and Tuesday.

There is a slight chance of thunderstorms each afternoon and
early evening across southeast Georgia and inland portions of
northeast Florida Monday through Wednesday. A better chance of
thunderstorms are expected Thursday through Friday.

.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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