Weather Alerts for Okaloosa County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Rip Current Statement  RIP CURRENT STATEMENT   Rip Current Statement
OKALOOSA COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Escambia Coastal - Okaloosa Coastal - Santa Rosa Coastal
Effective: Wed, 5/23 6:46am Updated: Wed, 5/23 7:25am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 5/27 7:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE GULF BEACHES OF ALABAMA
AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA THROUGH THE WEEKEND...
...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.
* WHERE...Gulf beaches of Alabama and Northwest Florida.
* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED.
THE SURF IS DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS...

Information:
There is a high risk of rip currents. Rip currents are life-
threatening to anyone entering the surf. Swim near a lifeguard.
If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don`t fight the current.
Swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to
escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. If tired,
float or tread water until out of the rip current.