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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
255 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

AMZ450-452-454-470-472-474-FLZ020>025-030>033-035>038-040-
GAZ132>136-149>154-162>166-181000-
ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST AUGUSTINE FL OUT 20 NM-
ST AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST AUGUSTINE FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
ST AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-HAMILTON-
SUWANNEE-COLUMBIA-BAKER-NASSAU-DUVAL-UNION-BRADFORD-CLAY-ST JOHNS-
GILCHRIST-ALACHUA-PUTNAM-FLAGLER-MARION-COFFEE-JEFF DAVIS-BACON-
APPLING-WAYNE-ATKINSON-WARE-PIERCE-BRANTLEY-INLAND GLYNN-
COASTAL GLYNN-ECHOLS-CLINCH-CHARLTON-INLAND CAMDEN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
255 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY...

...ELEVATED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THURSDAY INTO THE WEEKEND...

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

LONG PERIOD EASTERLY SWELLS FROM HURRICANE EDOUARD WILL RESULT IN
A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON MAINLY ACROSS
COASTAL SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND NORTHEAST FLORIDA.

MINOR FLOODING CONTINUES ON THE ST. MARYS RIVER. SEE THE LATEST
RIVER FLOOD STATEMENTS FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

AN ELEVATED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED THURSDAY INTO THE WEEKEND
DUE TO LINGERING EAST SWELLS AND INCREASED ONSHORE FLOW.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH
EARLY NEXT WEEK.

MINOR RIVER FLOODING WILL CONTINUE ON THE ST. MARYS RIVER.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT REQUESTED AT THIS TIME.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
IN JACKSONVILLE WEBSITE ON THE INTERNET AT WEATHER.GOV/JAX.

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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
242 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

FLZ024-025-033-038-GAZ154-166-180000-
/O.EXT.KJAX.RP.S.0007.000000T0000Z-140918T0000Z/
NASSAU-DUVAL-ST JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL GLYNN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
242 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

* TIMING...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED THROUGH
  THURSDAY...AS SWELLS FROM EDOUARD ENTER THE COASTAL WATERS.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS ARE STRONG AND DANGEROUS...FLOWING
  QUICKLY AWAY FROM SHORE.

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.

&&

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