Rip Current Statement for Coastal Okaloosa County, FL

Issued by The National Weather Service
Mobile, AL
Fri, May 15, 10:38 am CDT
… HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK… WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
* TIMING… THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS… FREQUENT LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED. THE SURF IS DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.
RIP CURRENTS ARE LIFE-THREATENING TO ANYONE ENTERING THE SURF. IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT… YELL FOR HELP AND REMAIN CALM. DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT… SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.
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… HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…
.A PERSISTENT MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST WIND FLOW IS CREATING ELEVATED SURF AND A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

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