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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
331 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

...HIGH SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES
THROUGH TONIGHT...

.MODERATE ONSHORE WINDS WILL MAINTAIN HIGHER THAN NORMAL SURF
ALONG THE PANHANDLE COAST TODAY. A THREAT FOR DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT WHILE THE SURF ONLY
GRADUALLY SUBSIDES.

FLZ108-112-114-115-250900-
/O.EXT.KTAE.RP.S.0085.000000T0000Z-141125T0900Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-
331 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014 /231 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* SURF: AROUND 6 FEET ALONG WALTON AND BAY COUNTY BEACHES...
  TAPERING OFF TO THE EAST.

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 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.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

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