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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
236 AM EST SAT FEB 18 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK TODAY ALONG THE BEACHES OF THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE...INCLUDING FRANKLIN COUNTY...

.INCREASING SOUTH WINDS AND SURF HEIGHTS WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASE
IN THE STRENGTH AND NUMBER OF RIP CURRENTS.

FLZ108-112-114-115-190600-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0023.170218T1200Z-170219T0600Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-
236 AM EST SAT FEB 18 2017 /136 AM CST SAT FEB 18 2017/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST /6 AM CST/ THIS
MORNING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST /6 AM CST/ THIS
MORNING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* TIMING...RIP CURRENTS INCREASING THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS CAUSING HAZARDOUS SWIMMING
  CONDITIONS.

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.

&&

$$

FOURNIER



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