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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
823 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

FLZ050-151-155-160-251800-
/O.EXP.KTBW.CF.S.0002.000000T0000Z-170525T1200Z/
/O.EXP.KTBW.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-170525T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0021.170525T1223Z-170525T1800Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
823 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...GUSTY ONSHORE WINDS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
  SURF WHICH IN TURN WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT
  AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL
  BE HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE AT AREA BEACHES.

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...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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
823 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

FLZ162-165-251800-
/O.EXP.KTBW.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-170525T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0021.170525T1223Z-170525T1800Z/
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
823 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...GUSTY ONSHORE WINDS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
  SURF WHICH IN TURN WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT
  AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL
  BE HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE AT AREA BEACHES.

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...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.

&&

$$


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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
449 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK TODAY FOR THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG
BEND BEACHES...

FLZ108-115-260900-
/O.EXT.KTAE.RP.S.0061.000000T0000Z-170526T0900Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL FRANKLIN-
449 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017 /349 AM CDT THU MAY 25 2017/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE. THEY OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR...AS WELL AS IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES AND PIERS.

HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS...AND SIGNS
BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT DO NOT SWIM
AGAINST IT. FACE THE SHORE AND SIGNAL FOR HELP. FLOAT OR TREAD
WATER UNTIL THE CURRENT ENDS OR UNTIL RESCUED.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
449 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK TODAY FOR THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG
BEND BEACHES...

FLZ112-114-260900-
/O.EXP.KTAE.SU.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-170525T0900Z/
/O.EXT.KTAE.RP.S.0061.000000T0000Z-170526T0900Z/
COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-
449 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017 /349 AM CDT THU MAY 25 2017/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 5 AM EDT /4 AM CDT/ THIS
MORNING...

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE. THEY OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR...AS WELL AS IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES AND PIERS.

HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS...AND SIGNS
BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT DO NOT SWIM
AGAINST IT. FACE THE SHORE AND SIGNAL FOR HELP. FLOAT OR TREAD
WATER UNTIL THE CURRENT ENDS OR UNTIL RESCUED.

&&

$$

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