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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
959 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015


FLZ033-038-124-125-GAZ154-166-260000-
/O.CON.KJAX.RP.S.0006.000000T0000Z-150526T0000Z/
ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-COASTAL GLYNN-
COASTAL CAMDEN-
959 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...ONSHORE WINDS NEAR 15 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL
  OCCUR ALONG THE EAST COAST. ROUGH SURF WILL CONTINUE THE RISK
  OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS TODAY.

* IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS WILL LIKELY BE LIFE
  THREATENING. BREAKERS CAN KNOCK YOU DOWN AND MAKE YOU
  SUSCEPTIBLE TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

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. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SAVE
SOMEONE IN PERIL IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO ESCAPE RIP CURRENTS

&&

$$




Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
419 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

AMZ450-452-454-470-472-474-FLZ020>025-030>033-035>038-040-124-125-
GAZ132>136-149>154-162>166-261000-
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-
419 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH MEMORIAL DAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA...SOUTHEAST
GEORGIA AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

ONSHORE WINDS AND ROUGH SURF CONDITIONS WILL PRODUCE A HIGH RISK OF
RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS WILL LIKELY OCCUR.

ISOLATED AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER INLAND AREAS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

ELEVATED RIP CURRENTS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEK.

A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE EACH DAY DURING
THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.

.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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