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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
338 PM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY...

.ELEVATED WESTERLY WINDS WILL KEEP A MODERATE RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS IN EFFECT FOR THE BEACHES OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA THROUGH TUESDAY.

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-291000-
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0023.000000T0000Z-140730T0000Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
338 PM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

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

* TIMING...THROUGH TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES. RIP
  CURRENTS ARE VERY DANGEROUS AND CAN PULL EVEN THE STRONGEST
  SWIMMERS OUT INTO DEEPER WATERS.

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
530 AM EDT MON JUL 28 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-
873-876-290200-
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-
530 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE COASTAL
WATERS AND MOVE ONSHORE EFFECTING THE COASTAL COUNTIES THIS
MORNING. MOST OF THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE INLAND DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND THEN GRADUALLY DISSIPATE DURING THE EVENING. THE
STRONGER STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG GUSTY WINDS UP
TO 40 MPH...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND FREQUENT DEADLY LIGHTNING
STRIKES.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
WESTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES
FROM THE NORTH LEADING TO A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT AREA
BEACHES. RIP CURRENTS CAN PULL EVEN STRONG SWIMMERS OUT INTO
DEEPER WATERS. DO NOT SWIM AT UNGUARDED BEACHES. IF CAUGHT IN A
RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO THE COAST UNTIL YOU ARE FREE OF THE
PULL.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO NORTH FLORIDA TUESDAY...CENTRAL
FLORIDA DURING WEDNESDAY AND EVENTUALLY REACH SOUTH FLORIDA
THURSDAY. DEEP MOISTURE AHEAD OF AND ALONG THIS BOUNDARY WILL LEAD
TO AN INCREASED CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA
TUESDAY AND ACROSS THE SOUTH ON WEDNESDAY. BEHIND THE FRONT SOME
DRIER AIR WILL MOVE IN LOWERING THE RAIN CHANCES FROM THE TAMPA
BAY AREA NORTHWARD WEDNESDAY...AND ACROSS MOST OF THE REGION
THURSDAY. LATE IN THE WEEK INTO THE WEEKEND THE DEEPER MOISTURE
WILL RETURN WITH SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS MAINLY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
THE MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY AS
BREEZY WESTERLY WINDS PERSIST.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

PRC







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