Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4
000
WHUS42 KTBW 280820
CFWTBW

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
420 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY...

.ROBUST NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ON THE GULF TODAY WILL KEEP SEAS AND
WAVES ELEVATED WITH A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-290100-
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0012.150328T1400Z-150329T0100Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
420 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$


HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TAMPA



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.