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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
307 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

FLZ160-165-062015-
/O.CON.KTBW.BH.S.0002.000000T0000Z-160209T0300Z/
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-160206T0000Z/
COASTAL SARASOTA-COASTAL LEE-
307 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR FLORIDA RED TIDE...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR RIP CURRENTS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
THROUGH 7 PM EST THIS EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING SURF WILL RESULT TO RESULT
  IN A HIGH RISK OF FREQUENT DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA
  BEACHES INTO THE EVENING HOURS. SURF AND THE THREAT OF FREQUENT
  RIP CURRENTS WILL SUBSIDE OVERNIGHT INTO THE DAY ON SATURDAY.

* RED TIDE HAZARDS...POSSIBLE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION IN SOME
  COASTAL AREAS.

FOR RED TIDE FORECAST INFORMATION VISIT
HTTP://TIDESANDCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV/HAB (ALL LOWER CASE).

* FLORIDA RED TIDE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION POTENTIAL IMPACTS...
  SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE COUGHING...SNEEZING...AND TEARING EYES.
  PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS SUCH AS ASTHMA...EMPHYSEMA
  AND OTHER PULMONARY DISEASES...MAY BE MORE SENSITIVE. IRRITATION
  MAY VARY LOCALLY AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY. IF YOU EXPERIENCE
  UNCOMFORTABLE SYMPTOMS...CONSIDER GOING TO AN UNAFFECTED BEACH
  NEARBY.

* FLORIDA RED TIDE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION TIMING/LOCATION...NOAA
  FORECAST: NORTHERN SARASOTA COUNTY: BAY REGIONS...POSSIBLE
  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. NORTHERN AND CENTRAL LEE COUNTY: BAY
  REGIONS...POSSIBLE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FLORIDA RED TIDE OBSERVATIONS...YOU CAN FIND UNAFFECTED BEACHES
BY CHECKING REPORTS OF RECENT...LOCAL OBSERVATIONS AND DATA: MOTE
MARINE LABORATORY DAILY BEACH CONDITIONS
HTTP://WWW.MOTE.ORG/BEACHES AND THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE
CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) RED TIDE STATUS
HTTP://MYFWC.COM/REDTIDESTATUS.

FLORIDA RED TIDE HEALTH INFORMATION...CONSULT THE FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: HTTP://WWW.FLORIDAHEALTH.GOV/ENVIRONMENTAL-
HEALTH/AQUATIC- TOXINS/RED-TIDE.HTM OR CALL THE POISON CONTROL
CENTER: 1 800 222 1222.

INCLUSION OF EXTERNAL LINKS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT BY
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)/(NOAA) OF THESE EXTERNAL WEB
SITES OR THE INFORMATION...PRODUCTS OR SERVICES CONTAINED
THEREIN.

FLORIDA RED TIDE INFORMATION SOURCES...RED TIDE FORECASTS ARE
PROVIDED BY THE NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE WITH DATA PROVIDED BY THE
FWC AND MOTE MARINE LABORATORY.

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
307 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

FLZ162-062015-
/O.EXT.KTBW.BH.S.0002.000000T0000Z-160209T0300Z/
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-160206T0000Z/
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-
307 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR FLORIDA RED TIDE...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR RIP CURRENTS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
THROUGH 7 PM EST THIS EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING SURF WILL RESULT TO RESULT
  IN A HIGH RISK OF FREQUENT DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA
  BEACHES INTO THE EVENING HOURS. SURF AND THE THREAT OF FREQUENT
  RIP CURRENTS WILL SUBSIDE OVERNIGHT INTO THE DAY ON SATURDAY.

* RED TIDE HAZARDS...POSSIBLE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION IN SOME
  COASTAL AREAS.

FOR RED TIDE FORECAST INFORMATION VISIT
HTTP://TIDESANDCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV/HAB (ALL LOWER CASE).

* FLORIDA RED TIDE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION POTENTIAL IMPACTS...
  SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE COUGHING...SNEEZING...AND TEARING EYES.
  PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS SUCH AS ASTHMA...EMPHYSEMA
  AND OTHER PULMONARY DISEASES...MAY BE MORE SENSITIVE. IRRITATION
  MAY VARY LOCALLY AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY. IF YOU EXPERIENCE
  UNCOMFORTABLE SYMPTOMS...CONSIDER GOING TO AN UNAFFECTED BEACH
  NEARBY.

* FLORIDA RED TIDE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION TIMING/LOCATION...NOAA
  FORECAST: SOUTHERN CHARLOTTE COUNTY: BAY REGIONS...POSSIBLE
  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FLORIDA RED TIDE OBSERVATIONS...YOU CAN FIND UNAFFECTED BEACHES
BY CHECKING REPORTS OF RECENT...LOCAL OBSERVATIONS AND DATA: MOTE
MARINE LABORATORY DAILY BEACH CONDITIONS
HTTP://WWW.MOTE.ORG/BEACHES AND THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE
CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) RED TIDE STATUS
HTTP://MYFWC.COM/REDTIDESTATUS.

FLORIDA RED TIDE HEALTH INFORMATION...CONSULT THE FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: HTTP://WWW.FLORIDAHEALTH.GOV/ENVIRONMENTAL-
HEALTH/AQUATIC- TOXINS/RED-TIDE.HTM OR CALL THE POISON CONTROL
CENTER: 1 800 222 1222.

INCLUSION OF EXTERNAL LINKS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT BY
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)/(NOAA) OF THESE EXTERNAL WEB
SITES OR THE INFORMATION...PRODUCTS OR SERVICES CONTAINED
THEREIN.

FLORIDA RED TIDE INFORMATION SOURCES...RED TIDE FORECASTS ARE
PROVIDED BY THE NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE WITH DATA PROVIDED BY THE
FWC AND MOTE MARINE LABORATORY.

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
237 AM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-052300-
/O.NEW.KMLB.BH.S.0004.160205T1100Z-160205T2300Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
237 AM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR STRONG NORTH TO SOUTH FLOWING LONGSHORE
CURRENTS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON.

* HAZARDS...STRONG SOUTH FLOWING LONGSHORE CURRENTS.

* TIMING...6 AM THROUGH 6 PM.

* LOCATION...EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA BEACHES.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...A LONGSHORE CURRENT IS CAUSED BY WIND WAVES
  AND FLOWS PARALLEL TO THE COASTLINE. THE SOUTH FLOWING LONGSHORE
  CURRENT CAN PUSH YOU OFF A SANDBAR FURTHER SOUTH ALONG THE
  COASTLINE AND POTENTIALLY INTO DEEPER WATER. LONGSHORE CURRENTS
  ALSO HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO PUSH YOU DOWN THE COAST AND RIGHT
  INTO A RIP CURRENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...ROUGH SURF AND OTHER HAZARDS
CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION
SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.

&&

$$

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