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Excessive Rainfall in the Carolinas and Southern Rockies; Dangerous Heat has Returned to the Western U.S.

Heavy to excessive rainfall may lead to areas of flash and urban flooding over parts of the southern Rockies and eastern Carolinas today continuing over the southern Rockies through the weekend. Dangerous heat persists over the Southwest U.S. through the middle of next week while spreading into the northern Rockies and High Plains from the interior Northwest. Read More >

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Risk Level Description Click on the icons for more detail
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.



Life threatening rip currents are possible in the surf zone.
Life threatening rip currents are likely in the surf zone.
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