497  
WHUS42 KTAE 231553  
CFWTAE  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
1053 AM EST TUE JAN 23 2018  
   
..HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENT ALONG GULF COUNTY BEACHES TODAY
 
 
FLZ114-240500-  
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0010.180123T1553Z-180124T0500Z/  
COASTAL GULF-  
1053 AM EST TUE JAN 23 2018 /953 AM CST TUE JAN 23 2018/  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP  
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS WILL CREATE  
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS  
 
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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