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High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
500 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

FLZ050-151-101000-
/O.CON.KTBW.SU.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-160210T1800Z/
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0009.000000T0000Z-160212T0100Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-
500 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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

* HIGH SURF...SURF OF 5 TO 8 FEET CAN BE EXPECTED.

* HIGH SURF TIMING...THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* HIGH SURF IMPACTS...HIGH SURF WILL CREATE DANGEROUS RIP
  CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES. THE EXTENDED PERIOD OF LARGE SURF
  MAY ALSO RESULT IN BEACH EROSION.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING SURF WILL RESULT IN A
  HIGH RISK OF FREQUENT DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA
  BEACHES THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

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.

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.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN DANGEROUS WATER ACTION IS
EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST.  THIS INCLUDES ROUGH SURF...LARGE
BREAKING WAVES...RIP CURRENTS...AND STRONG UNDERTOW.

BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO HEED LIFEGUARD WARNINGS.

&&

$$


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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
500 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

FLZ050-151-101000-
/O.CON.KTBW.SU.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-160210T1800Z/
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0009.000000T0000Z-160212T0100Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-
500 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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

* HIGH SURF...SURF OF 5 TO 8 FEET CAN BE EXPECTED.

* HIGH SURF TIMING...THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* HIGH SURF IMPACTS...HIGH SURF WILL CREATE DANGEROUS RIP
  CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES. THE EXTENDED PERIOD OF LARGE SURF
  MAY ALSO RESULT IN BEACH EROSION.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING SURF WILL RESULT IN A
  HIGH RISK OF FREQUENT DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA
  BEACHES THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

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.

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.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN DANGEROUS WATER ACTION IS
EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST.  THIS INCLUDES ROUGH SURF...LARGE
BREAKING WAVES...RIP CURRENTS...AND STRONG UNDERTOW.

BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO HEED LIFEGUARD WARNINGS.

&&

$$


HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TAMPA



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
439 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

FLZ043-050-052-056-057-061-139-142-148-149-151-155-160-162-165-
239-242-248-249-251-255-260-262-265-GMZ830-836-850-853-856-870-
873-876-100945-
SUMTER-PINELLAS-POLK-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-DESOTO-COASTAL LEVY-
COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-
COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-INLAND LEVY-INLAND CITRUS-
INLAND HERNANDO-INLAND PASCO-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND MANATEE-
INLAND SARASOTA-INLAND CHARLOTTE-INLAND LEE-TAMPA BAY WATERS-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
439 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
STRONG WINDS AND INCREASED WAVE ACTION WILL LEAD TO A HIGH RISK
FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THURSDAY. DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ARE IN
PLACE...SO USE EXTREME CAUTION IF ENTERING THE WATER.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
WINDS OF 20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE WILL BE
IN PLACE ACROSS MOST OF THE WATERS THROUGH TODAY WITH SEAS UP TO
AROUND 15 FEET POSSIBLE OFFSHORE. THIS WILL LEAD TO VERY HAZARDOUS
BOATING CONDITIONS THROUGH TONIGHT AND BEYOND.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

...EXCESSIVE COLD IMPACT...
A FREEZE WATCH IS IN EFFECT TONIGHT FOR INLAND LEVY COUNTY.
TEMPERATURES OF 32 DEGREES WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR 2 OR MORE HOURS.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
STRONG WINDS AND INCREASED WAVE ACTION WILL LEAD TO A HIGH RISK
FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THURSDAY. DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ARE IN
PLACE...SO USE EXTREME CAUTION IF ENTERING THE WATER.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
WINDS OF AROUND 20 TO 25 KNOTS WILL BE IN PLACE ACROSS THE WATERS
ON WEDNESDAY WITH SEAS OF UP TO 10 FEET. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE
GRADUALLY THROUGH THE DAY...BUT HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS WILL
BE IN PLACE INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

CARLISLE



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