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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
231 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-250000-
/O.CON.KTBW.SU.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-170124T1800Z/
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0002.000000T0000Z-170125T0000Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
231 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* HIGH SURF...4-6 FEET.

* HIGH SURF TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.

* HIGH SURF IMPACTS...A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF
  WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED
  BEACH EROSION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE
  FORECAST WHICH WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE.


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...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.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

&&

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