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Monsoon Flood Threat in the Southwest; Hot in the South and Northwest

Monsoonal heavy rain will continue flash flood potential across the Southwest and Intermountain West to the central and southern Rockies through this weekend, especially in complex terrain, burn scars, and urban areas. Excessive heat and humidity with heat indices over 110 degrees will be common over much of the Deep South and interior Northwest this weekend. Read More >

Notice

The graphical surf zone forecast is experimental and may not be available at all times. For additional information please contact the webmaster.

 

NOTICE TO ALL USERS - The graphical surf zone forecast is experimental and may not be available at all times. For additional information please contact the webmaster.

 

 

Risk Level Description Click on the icons for more detail
Low
The risk for rip currents is low, however, life threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of inlets, groins, jetties, reefs, and piers.


The map above is color-coded to indicate the forecast rip current risk level. Click on the beach area of your choice for more information.

Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore. They typically extend from the shoreline, through the surf zone, and past the line of breaking waves. Rip currents can occur at any beach with breaking waves.

If caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the beach and you will eventually swim out of the outgoing current. Remember to heed the advice of the local beach patrol and flag warning systems.

 

 

Moderate
Life threatening rip currents are possible in the surf zone.
High
Life threatening rip currents are likely in the surf zone.
                                   Rip Current Safety Videos Click here for the Surf Zone Forecast

 

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