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WHUS42 KTAE 041514
CFWTAE

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1114 AM EDT FRI SEP 4 2015

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

TODAY AND SATURDAY...WINDS WILL SHIFT ONSHORE IN THE LATE MORNING
OR AFTERNOON AROUND 10 MPH. SURF HEIGHTS SHOULD REACH 1 TO 2 FEET
AT TIMES...WITH SOME LONGER WAVE PERIODS OF 6 TO 7 SECONDS
POSSIBLE AT TIMES. THESE FACTORS COULD CONTRIBUTE TO AN INCREASED
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. BE SURE TO MONITOR THE RIP CURRENT HAZARD AT
THE BEACH WITH THE BEACH FLAG SYSTEM...OR CONSULT THE BEACH
PATROL.

FLZ115-050400-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0071.150904T1514Z-150905T0400Z/
COASTAL FRANKLIN-
1114 AM EDT FRI SEP 4 2015

...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.

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...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.

&&

$$


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