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

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
307 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES FROM PINELLAS
COUNTY SOUTHWARD TO LEE COUNTY THROUGH THIS EVENING...

...A MODERATE ONSHORE WIND FLOW WILL CREATE TIDES OF 1 TO 2 FEET
ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL VALUES THROUGH EARLY MONDAY...

.ELEVATED SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS AND RESULTING SURF WILL COMBINE TO
CREATE A HIGH RISK FOR STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS
ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS EVENING. THE MODERATE ONSHORE
FLOW WILL ALSO CREATE ABOVE NORMAL TIDES WITH SOME MINOR COASTAL
FLOODING POSSIBLE AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDE TODAY AND AGAIN EARLY
MONDAY MORNING.

FLZ139-142-148-149-030000-
/O.CON.KTBW.CF.S.0001.000000T0000Z-150803T1200Z/
COASTAL LEVY-COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-
307 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...TIDES 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL VALUES THROUGH EARLY
MONDAY...

* COASTAL FLOODING...A MODERATE ONSHORE WIND FLOW WILL CAUSE
  TIDES TO RUN 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL VALUES TODAY THROUGH
  EARLY MONDAY WHICH MAY CAUSE SOME MINOR COASTAL FLOODING AT
  TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING COULD OCCUR EARLY
  THIS MORNING A COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF THE NEXT HIGH
  TIDE. ADDITIONAL MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL REDEVELOP SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON AND AGAIN EARLY MONDAY MORNING A COUPLE OF HOURS
  EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL OCCUR TODAY
  AND AGAIN EARLY MONDAY MORNING. RESIDENTS IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS
  SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY ACTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.

$$

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/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-150803T0000Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
307 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...MARINE CONDITIONS SUPPORT STRONGER OR
  MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO
  NOT FIGHT IT BY TRYING TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE. TRY TO GET THE
  ATTENTION OF LIFEGUARDS BY CALLING OUT OR WAVING YOUR HANDS.
  IF YOU ARE ABLE OR IF NO HELP IS AVAILABLE...SWIM PARALLEL TO
  THE BEACH UNTIL THE CURRENT WEAKENS...AND THEN SWIM TOWARD
  SHORE.

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.

&&

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