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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
300 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...HIGH SURF EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING WITH
THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS CONTINUING AT AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE HIGH SURF ALONG
THE COAST THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING WITH THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
AT AREA BEACHES CONTINUING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

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PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
300 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

...RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS
MORNING...

* WAVES AND SURF...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS EARLY THIS
  MORNING WILL PRODUCE SURF AROUND 5 FEET THROUGH EARLY THIS
  MORNING. WINDS WILL DIMINISH INTO THE 15 TO 20 KNOT RANGE LATER
  THIS MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...SURF WILL REMAIN AROUND 5 FEET THROUGH EARLY THIS
  MORNING BEFORE DIMINISHING THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY.

* IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING
  WITH IMPROVING CONDITIONS EXPECTED FROM MID MORNING AND INTO THE
  AFTERNOON. EVEN THOUGH SURF HEIGHTS WILL BE DECREASING A
  MODERATE ONSHORE WIND FLOW WILL KEEP A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
  GOING ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN DANGEROUS WATER ACTION IS
EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST.  THIS INCLUDES ROUGH SURF...LARGE
BREAKING WAVES...RIP CURRENTS...AND STRONG UNDERTOW.

BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO HEED LIFEGUARD WARNINGS.

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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