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Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message...UPDATED
National Weather Service Mobile AL
123 PM CST Sun Dec 9 2018

ALZ265-266-FLZ202-204-206-100330-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0031.000000T0000Z-181210T1200Z/
Mobile Coastal-Baldwin Coastal-Escambia Coastal-
Santa Rosa Coastal-Okaloosa Coastal-
123 PM CST Sun Dec 9 2018

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

* WHERE...Gulf beaches of Alabama and Northwest Florida.

* TIMING...The high risk of rip currents will continue through
  tonight.

* Impacts...The surf is dangerous for all levels of swimmers.
  Frequent life-threatening rip currents are expected. Some
  minor beach erosion is possible.

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.

&&

$$

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
1108 AM EST Sun Dec 9 2018

...HIGH SURF AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF
THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND BEACHES THROUGH SUNDAY...

FLZ108-112-114-115-101200-
/O.EXT.KTAE.RP.S.0112.000000T0000Z-181210T1200Z/
South Walton-Coastal Bay-Coastal Gulf-Coastal Franklin-
1108 AM EST Sun Dec 9 2018 /1008 AM CST Sun Dec 9 2018/

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

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Juan PR
1059 AM AST Sun Dec 9 2018


PRZ001-002-005-008-012-092200-
/O.CON.TJSJ.RP.S.0053.000000T0000Z-181209T2200Z/
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-North Central-Northwest-Culebra-
1059 AM AST Sun Dec 9 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM AST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...Beaches of northern Puerto Rico and Culebra.

* TIMING...Through this evening.

* IMPACTS...Strong currents that can carry even the best
  swimmers out to sea.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

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
345 AM EST Sun Dec 9 2018

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-110200-
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0021.181209T1200Z-181211T0200Z/
Pinellas-Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Manatee-Coastal Sarasota-
Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Lee-
345 AM EST Sun Dec 9 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

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

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...Increasing wave action will create rip
  currents today and Monday.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...Life threatening Rip Currents are likely
  to continue through late tonight. Always swim near a lifeguard,
  and never swim alone!

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

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
250 AM EST Sun Dec 9 2018

FLZ168-172-173-100000-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0040.000000T0000Z-181210T0000Z/
Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
250 AM EST Sun Dec 9 2018

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

* TIMING...through this evening.

* IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents will pose a hazard to
  swimmers. Heed the advice of lifeguards and swimming is not
  advised.

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.

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.

&&

$$


http://www.weather.gov/miami

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
521 PM CHST SUN DEC 9 2018

.RESIDUAL TRADE-WIND SWELL WILL MAINTAIN A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

GUZ001>004-092100-
/O.CAN.PGUM.SU.Y.0025.000000T0000Z-181209T0800Z/
/O.CON.PGUM.RP.S.0017.000000T0000Z-181213T2000Z/
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-
521 PM CHST SUN DEC 9 2018

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

* ALONG EAST FACING REEFS...THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WILL REMAIN
  HIGH THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.

* SURF ALONG EAST AND NORTH FACING REEFS HAS SUBSIDED BELOW
  HAZARDOUS LEVELS THIS AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY NEAR GROINS...JETTIES
AND PIERS. 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.

&&

$$

CHAN

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