Rip Current Awareness Week, observed in June and sponsored by the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service, Analyze, Forecast and Support Office focuses on keeping swimmers safe from rip currents when visiting the beach.
Rip Current Awareness Week highlights that rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore and can occur at any beach with breaking waves, including the Great Lakes. They are particularly dangerous for weak or non-swimmers, but rip currents have the potential to pull even the strongest swimmers out to sea under the right conditions.
Rip Current Awareness Week Sponsor:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
Analyze, Forecast and Support Office*
To learn more, visit http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov
The awareness color for Water Safety is Blue.