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weather icon Temp: 76º Wind: North 0 mph
Humidity: 97% Pressure: 30.01 in (1016 mb)
Mostly Cloudy Dewpoint: 75º Windchill: NA

Last Updated on July 22, 12:56 AM CDT

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Coastal Hazard Statement

Date: 6:59 PM CDT on July 21, 2014

Expires: 7:00 AM CDT on July 22, 2014

...High rip current risk now in effect through Tuesday morning... * timing...through tonight. * Impacts...dangerous rip currents will persist through this evening with numerous to widespread rip currents likely. Continue to monitor for later statements as updates are received from local lifeguards today. 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...