Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Miami, FL

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
323 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

FLZ173-080930-
/O.CAN.KMFL.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
323 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS CANCELLED THE HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK. A MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE ALONG
THE MIAMI-DADE COAST TODAY.

$$

FLZ168-172-090030-
/O.EXT.KMFL.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-160210T0000Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-
323 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...A SMALL TO MODERATE NORTHEAST SWELL WILL BUILD ACROSS
  THE ATLANTIC WATERS TODAY. THIS WILL LEAD TO INCREASING SURF AND
  RIP CURRENTS...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE PALM BEACHES WHERE THE SWELL WILL
  BE HIGHEST. THE SWELL WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE INTO TUESDAY.
  DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR SWIMMERS ARE FORECAST FOR THE SURF
  ZONE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

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