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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1139 AM EST THU JAN 19 2017

...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS TODAY AT WALTON COUNTY BEACHES...

SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH TODAY WITH SURF INCREASING TO 2 TO 3
FEET. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE SOUTHWEST ON FRIDAY WITH SIMILAR
SPEED AND SURF HEIGHTS.

FLZ108-200500-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0010.170119T1639Z-170120T0500Z/
SOUTH WALTON-
1039 AM CST THU JAN 19 2017

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

* SURF HEIGHT...2 TO 3 FEET.

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.

&&

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