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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
957 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR THE PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND
BEACHES THROUGH MONDAY...

.A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT. AHEAD OF IT...
STRONG ONSHORE WINDS WILL BUILD SURF HEIGHTS AND ALLOW FOR A HIGH
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS...ESPECIALLY THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST FOR MONDAY
WITH CONTINUED ELEVATED SURF HEIGHTS.

FLZ108-112-114-115-021100-
/O.CON.KTAE.RP.S.0007.000000T0000Z-150203T0000Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-
957 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015 /857 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015/

...RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

* LOCATION...PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND BEACHES.

* TIMING...THROUGH MONDAY...PEAK RISK THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
  MONDAY MORNING.

* PEAK SURF...3 TO 5 FEET.

* IMPACTS...NUMEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING TO
  SWIMMERS.

* BEACH FLAGS...RED FLAGS AT WALTON AND FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES.

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 AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO
FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS. IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...
DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE.
ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO
SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A
RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

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