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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1123 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014


...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH TONIGHT FOR ALL LOCAL BEACHES...

THERE IS INCREASING WESTERLY WIND AND SURF AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT.
THERE IS A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH TONIGHT FOR ALL LOCAL BEACHES.

FLZ108-112-114-290800-
/O.CON.KTAE.RP.S.0061.000000T0000Z-140729T0800Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-
1123 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014 /1023 AM CDT MON JUL 28 2014/

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

* LOCATION...THE BEACHES OF WALTON...BAY...FRANKLIN AND GULF
  COUNTIES.

* TIMING...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH
  AND SURF HEIGHTS OF 2 TO 3 FEET IS EXPECTED TO CREATE A HIGH
  RISK OF DANGEROUS 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...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
1123 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014


...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH TONIGHT FOR ALL LOCAL BEACHES...

THERE IS INCREASING WESTERLY WIND AND SURF AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT.
THERE IS A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH TONIGHT FOR ALL LOCAL BEACHES.

FLZ115-290800-
/O.EXA.KTAE.RP.S.0061.000000T0000Z-140729T0800Z/
COASTAL FRANKLIN-
1123 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

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

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

* LOCATION...THE BEACHES OF WALTON...BAY...FRANKLIN AND GULF
  COUNTIES.

* TIMING...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH
  AND SURF HEIGHTS OF 2 TO 3 FEET IS EXPECTED TO CREATE A HIGH
  RISK OF DANGEROUS 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...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 CLEVELAND OH
922 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

OHZ003-007>012-089-PAZ001-282130-
/O.CON.KCLE.RP.S.0011.000000T0000Z-140729T0200Z/
LUCAS-OTTAWA-SANDUSKY-ERIE OH-LORAIN-CUYAHOGA-LAKE-
ASHTABULA LAKESHORE-NORTHERN ERIE-
922 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

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

* LOCATION...THE SOUTH SHORE OF LAKE ERIE.

* A RIP CURRENT RISK...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS EAST
  OF THE ISLANDS AND A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WEST OF THE
  ISLANDS.

* SURF HEIGHT...WAVES WILL PEAK IN THE 5 TO 7 FOOT RANGE FOR
  CENTRAL LAKE ERIE...WHILE WAVES ELSEWHERE WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

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 MOBILE AL
413 AM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ACROSS THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND
NORTHWEST FLORIDA...

.THE COMBINATION OF INCREASING WESTERLY WIND AND SURF AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL LEAD TO A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS THROUGH TONIGHT.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-282000-
/O.NEW.KMOB.RP.S.0015.140728T0913Z-140729T1200Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
413 AM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

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

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL PERSIST THROUGH LATE TONIGHT WITH
  NUMEROUS TO WIDESPREAD RIP CURRENTS LIKELY. CONTINUE TO MONITOR FOR
  LATER STATEMENTS AS UPDATES ARE RECEIVED FROM LOCAL LIFEGUARDS
  TODAY.

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
510 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY...

.INCREASING WEST WINDS WILL CREATE A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
ALONG THE COAST OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-291000-
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0023.140728T1300Z-140730T0000Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
510 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

...RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES. RIP
  CURRENTS ARE VERY DANGEROUS AND CAN PULL EVEN THE STRONGEST
  SWIMMERS OUT INTO DEEPER WATERS.

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 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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