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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
418 PM EST WED FEB 10 2016

FLZ050-151-111000-
/O.EXP.KTBW.SU.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-160210T2100Z/
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0009.000000T0000Z-160212T0100Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-
418 PM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED...

* 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.

&&

$$


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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
507 AM EST WED FEB 10 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-
873-876-111015-
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-
507 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

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

...MARINE IMPACTS...
WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS WILL BE IN PLACE ACROSS THE GULF WATERS
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS UP TO AROUND 9 FEET IN THE MORNING
WILL START TO SLOWLY SUBSIDE THROUGH THE DAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

...EXCESSIVE COLD IMPACT...
A FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT TONIGHT FOR THE NATURE COAST
REGION. TEMPERATURES OF 32 DEGREES OR LESS WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR 2
OR MORE HOURS.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
INCREASED WAVE ACTION WILL LEAD TO A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS
THROUGH THURSDAY. THE THREAT WILL DIMINISH THROUGH THE DAY AND
INTO THE END OF THE WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

CARLISLE



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