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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
427 PM EST SAT NOV 22 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...

.AS A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE AND COLD FRONT DEVELOPS WEST OF
THE AREA AND MOVES THROUGH THE REGION...WINDS AND SURF WILL
GRADUALLY INCREASE WITH A CORRESPONDING INCREASE IN THE RIP
CURRENT RISK.

FLZ108-112-231500-
/O.NEW.KTAE.SU.Y.0002.141123T1500Z-141124T0600Z/
/O.CON.KTAE.RP.S.0085.000000T0000Z-141124T0900Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-
327 PM CST SAT NOV 22 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SUNDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST
SUNDAY NIGHT...

* SURF...BUILDING TO 5 TO 6 FEET ALONG WALTON AND BAY COUNTY
  BEACHES ON SUNDAY.


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.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

&&

$$

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