Weather Alerts for Gulf County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Rip Current Statement  RIP CURRENT STATEMENT   Rip Current Statement
GULF COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Coastal Gulf
Effective: Sat, 4/21 9:33am Updated: Sat, 4/21 11:55pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 4/22 12:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS TODAY AT FRANKLIN AND GULF COUNTY
BEACHES...
.Moderate to strong easterly winds are expected today. Winds will
be mainly offshore for all counties except for Franklin, which
will have winds blowing parallel to the coast. A high risk for rip
currents is expected at Gulf and Franklin County beaches today.
...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.
* TIMING...until midnight.
* SURF HEIGHT...3 feet.

Information:
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, beach patrol flags and
signs.
If you become caught in a rip current, yell for help. 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.