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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
314 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

.STRONG SOUTHEAST FLOW...ROUGH SEAS...AND LONG PERIOD SWELL WILL
RESULT IN FREQUENT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS
ALONG GULF FACING BEACHES OF THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST.

TXZ242-243-245-247-300500-
/O.NEW.KCRP.RP.S.0004.170429T2014Z-170430T0500Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
314 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI HAS ISSUED A HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG AND POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS
  WILL OCCUR ALONG GULF FACING BEACHES OF THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST.

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.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DONT 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.

&&

$$

HART

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
408 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

FLZ168-172-173-301200-
/O.EXT.KMFL.RP.S.0016.000000T0000Z-170501T1200Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI-DADE-
408 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE FORECAST ALONG
  THE EAST COAST BEACHES OF SOUTH FLORIDA, WHICH WILL BE
  HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN 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...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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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
200 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

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

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT
MONDAY...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT MONDAY...

.A LONG PERIOD ONSHORE SWELL AND MODERATE TO STRONG ONSHORE FLOW
WILL MAINTAIN A HIGH RISK FOR DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY RIP
CURRENTS AND HIGH SURF TO BE BREAKING ALONG THE GULF BEACHES OF
ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A LONG DURATION
OF SOUTHERLY FLOW COMBINED WITH SPRING TIDAL CYCLES WILL ALSO
FAVOR POTENTIAL WAVE RUNUP AND MINOR COASTAL FLOODING OVER LOW
AREAS ALONG SHORE THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

ALZ265-266-FLZ202-204-206-300300-
/O.EXT.KMOB.SU.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-170501T0900Z/
/O.EXT.KMOB.RP.S.0012.000000T0000Z-170501T0900Z/
/O.CON.KMOB.CF.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-170501T0900Z/
MOBILE COASTAL-BALDWIN COASTAL-ESCAMBIA COASTAL-
SANTA ROSA COASTAL-OKALOOSA COASTAL-
200 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT MONDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT
MONDAY...

* COASTAL FLOODING...2 TO 3 FEET ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL NEAR TIMES
  OF HIGH TIDES.

* SURF HEIGHTS...3 TO 5 FEET THROUGH TONIGHT...INCREASING TO 5
  TO 8 FEET SUNDAY.

* TIMING...THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED.
  THE SURF IS DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS. THE GREATEST
  THREAT FOR MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL OCCUR DURING AFTERNOON
  HIGH TIDES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. RIP CURRENTS ARE LIFE-
THREATENING TO ANYONE ENTERING THE SURF. 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.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
233 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE WALTON AND BAY COUNTY
BEACHES THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...

FLZ108-112-300900-
/O.EXT.KTAE.RP.S.0049.000000T0000Z-170501T1000Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-
233 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017 /133 AM CDT SAT APR 29 2017/

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

* SURF HEIGHTS...2 TO 4 FEET TODAY INCREASING TO 4 TO 6 FEET ON
  SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED.

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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