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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
334 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

FLZ024-025-033-038-GAZ154-166-202300-
/O.NEW.KJAX.RP.S.0003.140420T0734Z-140421T0300Z/
NASSAU-DUVAL-ST JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL GLYNN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
334 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CREATE A LONGSHORE
  CURRENT...COMBINING WITH EASTERLY SWELLS TO PRODUCE A HIGH RISK
  OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY. THIS THREAT WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TONIGHT
  AND MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL BE COMMON AT AREA BEACHES TODAY.
  BEACH GOERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IF ENTERING THE SURF.

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.

&&

$$

NELSON

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
603 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES TODAY...

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-210000-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0005.140420T1003Z-140421T0000Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA-
NORTHERN BREVARD-
603 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH 800 PM...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...INCREASING NORTH WINDS COUPLED WITH A LONG PERIOD SWELL
  FROM AN OCEANIC STORM WILL PRODUCE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
  TODAY. WHILE THE RISK WILL BE HIGH ALL DAY...THE THREAT WILL BE
  EVEN HIGHER AROUND THE TIMES OF LOW TIDES...THROUGH ABOUT 900
  AM THIS MORNING AND AGAIN STARTING AROUND 300 PM THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...THE POWERFUL SEWARD PULL OF A RIP CURRENT CAN CARRY
  EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER OUT BEYOND THE SAND BAR. BEACHGOERS
  AND ESPECIALLY WEAK SWIMMERS SHOULD HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH
  PATROL. SWIM ONLY WITHIN SIGHT OF A LIFEGUARD. NEVER SWIM ALONE.

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 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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
335 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ048>051-201545-
/O.CON.KCHS.RP.S.0003.140420T1200Z-140421T0000Z/
COASTAL BRYAN-COASTAL CHATHAM-COASTAL LIBERTY-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
335 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* RIP CURRENTS...WIND AND WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE
  DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS ON SUNDAY. THESE RIP
  CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE
  SURF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

NO ONE SHOULD ENTER THE SURF DUE TO LIFE THREATENING RIP
CURRENTS.

&&

$$

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