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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
1218 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

FLZ168-172-173-210130-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-190222T0000Z/
Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
1218 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

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

* TIMING...Today through Thursday.

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

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.

&&

$$


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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
1118 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

FLZ124-125-133-138-210000-
/O.EXP.KJAX.CF.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-190220T1600Z/
/O.CON.KJAX.RP.S.0002.000000T0000Z-190221T0000Z/
Coastal Nassau-Coastal Duval-Coastal St. Johns-Coastal Flagler-
1118 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED...

* LOCATIONS...Northeast Florida coastal locations.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...Rough surf with a high risk of rip
  currents through this evening.

Elevated water levels are expected with this evening`s high tide
cycle, but minor coastal flooding is not expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

There is a High Risk of rip currents.

Rip currents will be life threatening.

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.
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 Mobile AL
602 AM CST Wed Feb 20 2019

ALZ265-266-FLZ202-204-206-202000-
/O.EXT.KMOB.RP.S.0009.000000T0000Z-190222T0000Z/
Mobile Coastal-Baldwin Coastal-Escambia Coastal-
Santa Rosa Coastal-Okaloosa Coastal-
602 AM CST Wed Feb 20 2019

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

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

* IMPACTS...Frequent life-threatening rip currents are expected.
  The surf is dangerous for all levels of swimmers.

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 TIYAN GU
421 PM CHST WED FEB 20 2019

.TRADE-WIND SWELL WILL GENERATE HAZARDOUS SURF CONDITIONS AND
CONTINUE TO PRODUCE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG EAST FACING
REEFS ALL THIS WEEK.

GUZ001>004-202100-
/O.NEW.PGUM.SU.Y.0009.190220T0621Z-190224T2000Z/
/O.EXT.PGUM.RP.S.0001.000000T0000Z-190226T0800Z/
GUAM-ROTA-TINIAN-SAIPAN-
421 PM CHST WED FEB 20 2019

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MONDAY...
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TIYAN HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MONDAY.

* NORTH FACING REEFS...HAZARDOUS SURF OF 8 TO 10 FEET WILL BUILD
  OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. SURF WILL REMAIN HAZARDOUS AT LEAST THROUGH
  THE WEEKEND.

* EAST FACING REEFS...HAZARDOUS SURF OF 9 TO 12 FEET IS NOW OCCURRING
  AND WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. SURF WILL
  REMAIN HAZARDOUS AT LEAST THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

* HAZARDOUS SURF CONDITIONS MAY SPREAD TO SOUTH AND WEST FACING REEFS
  OVER THE WEEKEND AS TROPICAL STORM WUTIP MOVES SOUTHWEST AND WEST
  OF THE MARIANAS. A HIGH SURF WARNING IS POSSIBLE AS WELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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. HEED THE
ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND SIGNS.

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

&&

$$

KLEESCHULTE

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
1114 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT WALTON AND BAY COUNTY BEACHES
THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

FLZ108-200900-
/O.CON.KTAE.RP.S.0011.000000T0000Z-190221T0400Z/
South Walton-
1014 AM CST Tue Feb 19 2019

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

* SURF HEIGHTS...4 TO 5 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, 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 Tallahassee FL
1114 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT WALTON AND BAY COUNTY BEACHES
THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

FLZ112-200900-
/O.EXA.KTAE.RP.S.0011.000000T0000Z-190221T0400Z/
Coastal Bay-
1114 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

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

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a High Rip
Current Risk, which is in effect through Wednesday evening.

* SURF HEIGHTS...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, 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.

&&

$$

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