Escambia Coastal Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 9:45 PM CST Dec. 13, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 3 am CST Saturday...
... High rip current risk remains in effect through late Friday
night...

* where... Gulf beaches of Alabama and northwest Florida.

* Surf heights... ranging from 4 to 6 feet over the beaches of
Alabama to 5 to 8 feet over the northwest Florida Panhandle
beaches tonight through the pre-dawn hours Saturday morning.

* Impacts... the surf is dangerous for all levels of swimmers.
Frequent life-threatening rip currents are expected. Some
minor beach erosion is possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.





High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 9:45 PM CST Dec. 13, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 3 am CST Saturday...
... High rip current risk remains in effect through late Friday
night...

* where... Gulf beaches of Alabama and northwest Florida.

* Surf heights... ranging from 4 to 6 feet over the beaches of
Alabama to 5 to 8 feet over the northwest Florida Panhandle
beaches tonight through the pre-dawn hours Saturday morning.

* Impacts... the surf is dangerous for all levels of swimmers.
Frequent life-threatening rip currents are expected. Some
minor beach erosion is possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.