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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
421 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT THREAT AT THE ATLANTIC BEACHES TODAY...

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-260000-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0012.170325T0821Z-170326T0000Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
421 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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

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

* TIMING...A HIGH RISK FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL BE PRESENT
  THROUGH THE DAY TODAY; HOWEVER, IT WILL BE GREATEST BETWEEN
  11:00 AM AND 2:00 PM DUE TO TIDAL INFLUENCES.

* IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF AND A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS WILL MAKE
  ENTERING THE SURF DANGEROUS TODAY.

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 JETTIES AND
PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND
SIGNS.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO ENTER THE WEATER, ONLY DO SO NEAR NEAR A
LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM. DON`T FIGHT THE
CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE
TO ESCAPE...FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP. IF TIRED,
FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT.

&&

$$

ULRICH

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
1001 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

FLZ033-038-124-125-252215-
/O.CON.KJAX.RP.S.0006.000000T0000Z-170325T2300Z/
ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-
1001 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY ALONG
  THE BEACHES. RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING AND SURF
  WILL BE ROUGH AT TIMES FOR ALL SWIMMERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

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.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
CURRENT.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
415 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

FLZ168-172-173-251615-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0011.000000T0000Z-170327T0000Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI-DADE-
415 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE FORECAST ALONG
  THE ATLANTIC BEACHES OF SOUTH FLORIDA, WHICH WILL BE HAZARDOUS
  FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE.

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...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
CURRENT.

&&

$$


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