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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
456 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

ALZ051>064-FLZ001>006-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-021200-
CHOCTAW-WASHINGTON-CLARKE-WILCOX-MONROE-CONECUH-BUTLER-CRENSHAW-
ESCAMBIA-COVINGTON-UPPER MOBILE-UPPER BALDWIN-LOWER MOBILE-
LOWER BALDWIN-INLAND ESCAMBIA-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-INLAND SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL SANTA ROSA-INLAND OKALOOSA-COASTAL OKALOOSA-WAYNE-PERRY-
GREENE-STONE-GEORGE-
456 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
ALABAMA...SOUTHWEST ALABAMA...NORTHWEST FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST
MISSISSIPPI.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY
TODAY...SOUTHERLY FLOW INCREASES AND COMBINED WITH HIGH TIDAL RANGES...
CONDITIONS SUPPORT AN INCREASED POTENTIAL FOR DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY
DEADLY RIP CURRENTS TODAY AND TONIGHT. ALTHOUGH THE COLD FRONTAL
PASSAGE BRINGS A WIND SHIFT LATE TONIGHT AND A MODERATE TO STRONG
NORTHWEST FLOW...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS LOOK TO LINGER.

AHEAD OF THE FRONT...A FEW STRONG TO BRIEFLY SEVERE STORMS MAY
OCCUR...GENERALLY OVER THE INTERIOR THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE
FRONTAL PASSAGE LATE TONIGHT...WILL BRING AN END TO THIS POTENTIAL IN
ITS WAKE. AWAY FROM STORMS...SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE
TODAY AND WILL LIKELY GUST TO BETWEEN 25 AND 30 MPH AT TIMES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS LOOK TO LINGER INTO MONDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS FORECAST TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF SKYWARN SEVERE STORM SPOTTER NETWORKS IS NOT
EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY.

$$



Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1000 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

.AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST TODAY...SOUTHERLY FLOW
INCREASES AND COMBINED WITH HIGH TIDAL RANGES...CONDITIONS WILL
SUPPORT AN INCREASED POTENTIAL FOR DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY
RIP CURRENTS LATE TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. ALTHOUGH THE COLD FRONTAL
PASSAGE BRINGS A WIND SHIFT LATE TONIGHT AND A MODERATE TO STRONG
NORTHWEST FLOW DEVELOPS BY MONDAY...THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
WILL ONLY SLOWLY DIMINISH ON MONDAY.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-020000-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-150203T0000Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
1000 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...TODAY THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

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.

&&

$$

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW RIP CURRENT HAZARD...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=RCVTECCHM





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