Heat and Rip Current Advisory in Effect

Rip Current Statement for South Walton, FL
Issued by The National Weather Service
Tallahassee, FL
… HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK… WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* LOCATION… THE BEACHES OF WALTON… BAY… AND GULF COUNTIES.

* TIMING… TODAY AND TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS… THE COMBINATION OF WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH AND SURF HEIGHTS OF 2 TO 3 FEET IS EXPECTED TO CREATE A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

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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Heat Advisory for South Walton, FL
Issued by The National Weather Service
Tallahassee, FL
… HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM EDT /5 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM EDT /5 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING.

* HEAT INDEX… NEAR 108 DEGREES

* IMPACTS… THESE CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES… SUCH AS HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HEAT INDICES BETWEEN 108 AND 112 DEGREES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS… STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM… STAY OUT OF THE SUN… AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

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