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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
444 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST TUESDAY FOR BAY AND
GULF COUNTY BEACHES...

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENT TODAY FOR WALTON...BAY...AND GULF
COUNTY BEACHES...

FLZ112-114-271200-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0005.150126T0944Z-150127T1200Z/
/O.CON.KTAE.SU.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-150127T1200Z/
COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-
444 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015 /344 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015/

...RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST /6 AM CST/
TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* PEAK SURF...5 TO 7 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
444 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST TUESDAY FOR BAY AND
GULF COUNTY BEACHES...

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENT TODAY FOR WALTON...BAY...AND GULF
COUNTY BEACHES...

FLZ108-271200-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0005.150126T0944Z-150127T1200Z/
SOUTH WALTON-
344 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* LOCATION...WALTON COUNTY BEACHES

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT

* PEAK SURF...3 TO 4 FEET

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
325 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015

...A HIGH RISK FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.LARGE SWELL PROPAGATING FROM WELL OFFSHORE COMBINED WITH A STRONG
WESTERLY WIND WILL CONTINUE TO BRING A HIGH RISK FOR DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS ALONG THE GULF BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-261800-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0003.000000T0000Z-150127T0000Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
325 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015

...RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS ALONG THE GULF BEACHES
  OF ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA.

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.

&&

$$


PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW RIP CURRENT HAZARD...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=RCVTECCHM

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
334 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...HIGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED BEHIND A COLD FRONT ALONG
THE BEACHES OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY...

.A COLD FRONT IS RAPIDLY CROSSING THE AREA THIS MORNING AND WILL
EXIT THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON...WITH BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS
FILLING IN BEHIND THE FRONT.

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-271200-
/O.NEW.KTBW.SU.Y.0003.150126T1000Z-150127T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0006.150126T1000Z-150127T1200Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
334 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST TUESDAY...
...RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A
HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST TUESDAY. A
RIP CURRENT RISK HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS RIP CURRENT RISK IS
IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* WAVES AND SURF...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20-25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER
  GUSTS WILL BUILD SURF TO AROUND 5-7 FEET.

* TIMING...SURF WILL BEGIN TO BUILD EARLY THIS MORNING AS A COLD
  FRONT CROSSES THE REGION AND WILL REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH EARLY
  TUESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF AND A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ARE
  EXPECTED ALONG AREA BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN DANGEROUS WATER ACTION IS
EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST.  THIS INCLUDES ROUGH SURF...LARGE
BREAKING WAVES...RIP CURRENTS...AND STRONG UNDERTOW.

BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO HEED LIFEGUARD WARNINGS.

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.

&&

$$


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