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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
1116 AM EDT MON AUG 3 2015

...AN ENHANCED ONSHORE WIND FLOW WILL RESULT IN TIDES OF 1 TO
2 FEET ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL VALUES THROUGH TONIGHT FROM PINELLAS
COUNTY NORTHWARD TO LEVY COUNTY...

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

.MODERATE WESTERLY ONSHORE WINDS AND RESULTING ELEVATED SURF WILL
COMBINE TO CREATE A HIGH RISK FOR STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP
CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. THE MODERATE
ONSHORE FLOW WILL ALSO CREATE ABOVE NORMAL TIDES WITH MINOR
COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED AROUND THE TIME OF THE HIGH TIDE CYCLES
THROUGH TONIGHT.

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PINELLAS-
1116 AM EDT MON AUG 3 2015

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

...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING LIKELY AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDE THROUGH
TONIGHT...

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

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING COULD OCCUR THIS
  AFTERNOON A COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE...AND AGAIN
  DURING THE AFTER MIDNIGHT HIGH TIDE CYCLE.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO
  OCCUR. RESIDENTS IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY
  ACTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.

$$

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COASTAL LEVY-COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-
1116 AM EDT MON AUG 3 2015

...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING LIKELY AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDE THROUGH
TONIGHT...

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

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO
  OCCUR DURING THE AFTERNOON HIGH TIDE CYCLE...A COUPLE OF HOURS
  EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE...AND POSSIBLY AGAIN DURING THE AFTER
  MIDNIGHT HIGH TIDE CYCLE.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO
  OCCUR. RESIDENTS IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY
  ACTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.

$$

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COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
1116 AM EDT MON AUG 3 2015

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

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* 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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