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WHUS42 KTAE 271523
CFWTAE

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1123 AM EDT SUN JUL 27 2014


...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY FOR BAY COUNTY BEACHES...

WINDS AND SURF WILL SEE A MODEST INCREASE TODAY AND TOMORROW AHEAD
OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY FOR
BAY COUNTY BEACHES...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR ALL OTHER
BEACHES. MONDAY WILL POSSIBLY BE A HIGH RISK DAY FOR RIP CURRENTS.

FLZ112-280400-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0060.140727T1523Z-140728T0400Z/
COASTAL BAY-
1023 AM CDT SUN JUL 27 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* LOCATION...BAY COUNTY BEACHES

* TIMING...UNTIL MIDNIGHT

* BEACH FLAGS...RED


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 AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO
FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS. IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...
DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE.
ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO
SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A
RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

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