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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1136 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS LIKELY TODAY ALONG THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE BEACHES...

.INCREASING ONSHORE FLOW TO AROUND 15 MPH TODAY AND BUILDING SURF
TO AROUND 3 FEET WILL CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR STRONGER
AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS. ADDITIONALLY...STRONG AND
SHIFTING WINDS NEAR THUNDERSTORMS COULD TEMPORARILY LEAD TO
STRONGER RIP CURRENTS.

FLZ115-200900-
/O.EXA.KTAE.RP.S.0022.000000T0000Z-150420T0900Z/
COASTAL FRANKLIN-
1136 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...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: WALTON...BAY...GULF AND FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES.

* SURF: BUILDING TO AROUND 3 FEET TODAY.

* IMPACTS: STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY
  TODAY...WHICH COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO THOSE ENTERING THE WATER.

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.

&&

$$

FLZ108-112-114-200900-
/O.CON.KTAE.RP.S.0022.000000T0000Z-150420T0900Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-
1136 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

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

* LOCATION: WALTON...BAY...GULF AND FRANKLIN COUNTY BEACHES.

* SURF: BUILDING TO AROUND 3 FEET TODAY.

* IMPACTS: STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY
  TODAY...WHICH COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO THOSE ENTERING THE WATER.

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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