weather.gov     
National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories
NWS Homepage

Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
900 PM EST Wed Feb 26 2020

FLZ168-271000-
/O.EXA.KMFL.RP.S.0017.000000T0000Z-200228T0000Z/
Coastal Palm Beach-
900 PM EST Wed Feb 26 2020

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents.

* WHERE...Coastal Palm Beach County.

* WHEN...Through Thursday evening.

* IMPACTS...Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away
  from shore into deeper water.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.

&&

$$

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
246 PM EST Wed Feb 26 2020

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-281200-
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0011.200227T0000Z-200228T1200Z/
Pinellas-Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Manatee-Coastal Sarasota-
Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Lee-
246 PM EST Wed Feb 26 2020

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin has issued a
High Rip Current Risk, which is in effect from 7 PM EST this
evening through Friday morning.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...Increasing wave action will create rip
  currents this evening through Friday morning.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...Rip currents can sweep even the best
  swimmers away from shore into deeper water.

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. For maximum safety...swim near a lifeguard.
Pay attention to 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.

&&

$$


https://www.weather.gov/tampa

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
E-mail: w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov
Page last modified: June 2, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: for Safety, for Work, for Fun - FOR LIFE