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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1103 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS TODAY AT WALTON, BAY AND GULF
COUNTY BEACHES...

SURF HEIGHTS OF 3 FEET TODAY WILL INCREASE TO UP TO 5 FEET ON
SATURDAY AS WINDS INCREASE. DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED ALL
WEEKEND.

FLZ108-112-114-211000-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0011.170120T1603Z-170123T1200Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-
1103 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017 /1003 AM CST FRI JAN 20 2017/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

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

* TIMING...UNTIL MONDAY MORNING.

* SURF HEIGHTS...3 FEET TODAY INCREASING UP TO 5 FEET ON SATURDAY.

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.

&&

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