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WHUS42 KTAE 151450
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1050 AM EDT MON SEP 15 2014

...THERE IS A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE BEACHES OF THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND TODAY...

.ONSHORE WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH TODAY COMBINED WITH A LONG FETCH
OF SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL CREATE SURF HEIGHTS OF 2 TO 3 FEET WITH
SOME 4 FOOT SETS AT THE AREA BEACHES TODAY. THIS IS EXPECTED TO
PRODUCE A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS WHICH WILL BE DANGEROUS FOR
ANYONE ENTERING THE WATER.

FLZ108-112-114-115-160300-
/O.CON.KTAE.RP.S.0068.000000T0000Z-140916T0900Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-
1050 AM EDT MON SEP 15 2014 /950 AM CDT MON SEP 15 2014/

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

* LOCATION...THE BEACHES OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND WESTERN
  BIG BEND.

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT.

* BEACH FLAGS...RED.

* SURF...2 TO 3 FOOT BREAKERS WITH SOME 4 FOOT SETS.

* IMPACTS...THE SURF WILL BE DANGEROUS FOR ANYONE ENTERING THE
  WATER.

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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