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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
328 AM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY ALONG WALTON AND BAY COUNTY
BEACHES...

.STRONG WINDS FROM THE SOUTHEAST ALONG BAY AND WALTON COUNTY
BEACHES, ALONG WITH 3 TO 4 FOOT SURF HEIGHTS WILL INCREASE THE
LIKELIHOOD OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY.

FLZ108-112-220600-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0024.170221T1000Z-170222T0600Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-
328 AM EST TUE FEB 21 2017 /228 AM CST TUE FEB 21 2017/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* TIMING...RIP CURRENTS INCREASING THROUGH THE DAY.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS CAUSING HAZARDOUS SWIMMING
  CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE. THEY OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR...AS WELL AS IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES AND PIERS.

HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS...AND SIGNS
BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT DO NOT SWIM
AGAINST IT. FACE THE SHORE AND SIGNAL FOR HELP. FLOAT OR TREAD
WATER UNTIL THE CURRENT ENDS OR UNTIL RESCUED.

&&

$$

MOORE


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