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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
858 AM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

ALZ051>064-FLZ001>006-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-031100-
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-
858 AM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE GULF BEACHES OF
ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TODAY.
THE STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR MOSTLY DURING THE LATE
AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING HOURS. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN...GUSTY
STRAIGHT LINE WINDS AND FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING WILL BE
THE MAIN THREATS WITH THE STRONGER STORMS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE GULF BEACHES OF
ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA ON WEDNESDAY.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE
WEEK. THE STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR MOSTLY DURING THE LATE
AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING HOURS. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN...GUSTY
STRAIGHT LINE WINDS AND FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING WILL BE
THE MAIN THREATS WITH THE STRONGER STORMS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$



Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
854 AM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES ACROSS THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA
AND THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

..LONGER PERIOD SWELL AND AN INCREASING TIDAL RANGE WILL MAINTAIN A
HIGH RISK RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-030000-
/O.NEW.KMOB.RP.S.0018.140902T1354Z-140903T1200Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
854 AM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...THIS MORNING THROUGH TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS IN THE SURF ZONE THROUGH TONIGHT.
  CONTINUE TO MONITOR FOR LATER STATEMENTS AS UPDATES.

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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