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Weather Alert: Coastal Hazard Statement

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weather icon Temp: 71º Wind: West 4 mph
Humidity: 70% Pressure: 29.86 in (1011 mb)
Mostly Cloudy Dewpoint: 61º Windchill: NA

Last Updated on April 20, 7:56 PM CDT


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Coastal Hazard Statement

Date: 7:13 PM CDT on April 20, 2015

Expires: 6:00 AM CDT on April 21, 2015

...High rip current risk remains in effect until 6 am CDT Tuesday... * timing...through tonight. * Impacts...dangerous swimming conditions can be expected due to the presence of stronger and more frequent 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 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.