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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
500 AM EST THU NOV 27 2014

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-
873-876-281000-
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-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
500 AM EST THU NOV 27 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
THERE WILL BE A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING ALONG THE BEACHES OF PINELLAS...MANATEE...AND SARASOTA
COUNTIES. RIP CURRENTS ARE VERY DANGEROUS AND CAN PULL EVEN THE
STRONGEST SWIMMERS OUT INTO DEEPER WATER. HEED THE ADVICE OF
LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND
POSTED SIGNS.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUE TONIGHT FOR...ALL GULF WATERS...TAMPA BAY...AND
CHARLOTTE HARBOR. INCREASING WINDS AND SEAS IN THE WAKE OF A COLD
FRONT TODAY WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS FOR SMALL
CRAFT OPERATORS. WINDS WILL BE UP TO 25 KNOTS...WITH A FEW GUSTS
TO GALE FORCE POSSIBLE TONIGHT...AND SEAS WILL BUILD TO UP 8 FEET
ON THE OFFSHORE WATERS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
WINDS AND SEAS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS FOR SMALL
CRAFT OPERATORS. HOWEVER WINDS AND SEAS WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH IN
THE AFTERNOON.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

RUDE










Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
339 AM EST THU NOV 27 2014

...A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
ALONG THE BEACHES OF PINELLAS...MANATEE...AND SARASOTA COUNTIES...

.GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON IN THE WAKE OF
A COLD FRONT. AS A RESULT OF THIS DEVELOPING STRONG ONSHORE
FLOW...THERE WILL BE AN ELEVATED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THIS
AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING.

FLZ050-155-160-272100-
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0037.141127T1700Z-141128T0300Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
339 AM EST THU NOV 27 2014

...RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM NOON EST TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON EST TODAY THROUGH
THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...AN INCREASED RISK FOR RIP CURRENT DEVELOPMENT WILL
  EXIST AT AREA BEACHES TODAY. RIP CURRENTS ARE VERY DANGEROUS
  AND CAN PULL EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMERS OUT INTO DEEPER WATER.

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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