rip currents Gulf Coast http://apr.org en NWS Forecasting Moderate Risk of Rip Currents http://apr.org/post/nws-forecasting-moderate-risk-rip-currents <p>Forecasters say there's a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents along the Gulf Coast during the Labor Day weekend.</p><div><p>Thousands of people are heading to the beach for the holiday, but the National Weather Service says rip currents are likely in the surf.</p><p>Forecasters say weak swimmers shouldn't get any deeper than their knees through the weekend.</p><p>Several drownings have been blamed this year on rip currents, which are difficult to detect and can quickly pull swimmers into keep water.</p></div><p></p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:50:16 +0000 The Associated Press 37040 at http://apr.org NWS Forecasting Moderate Risk of Rip Currents