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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1056 AM EDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS TODAY AT FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES...

A GENERALLY WEAK SURFACE PRESSURE PATTERN IS EXPECTED TO KEEP
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH OR LESS...AND SURF HEIGHTS AROUND 1 TO 2 FEET.
SURF HEIGHTS SHOULD BE SLIGHTLY HIGHER ON WEDNESDAY THAN
TUESDAY...ALONG WITH A POSSIBLE INCREASE IN WAVE PERIODS. THE
LONGER PERIOD WAVES MAY ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO AN INCREASE IN THE RIP
CURRENT RISK ON WEDNESDAY. BE SURE TO CONSULT THE RIP CURRENT RISK
AT YOUR LOCAL BEACH WITH THE FLAG SYSTEM OR WITH THE BEACH PATROL.

FLZ115-020400-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0070.150901T1500Z-150902T0400Z/
COASTAL FRANKLIN-
1056 AM EDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...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.

* TIMING...UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

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...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

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