773  
WHUS42 KJAX 151439  
CFWJAX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL  
1039 AM EDT SUN JUL 15 2018  
   
..MODERATE TO HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS REST OF TODAY
 
 
.A MODERATE TO HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED TODAY WITH  
THE HIGHER THREAT ACROSS ST JOHNS AND FLAGLER COUNTY BEACHES.  
THIS MAINLY DUE TO THE EASTERLY SWELLS AND AN OUTGOING TIDE THIS  
AFTERNOON.  
 
FLZ124-125-133-138-160000-  
/O.NEW.KJAX.RP.S.0014.180715T1439Z-180716T0000Z/  
COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-COASTAL ST. JOHNS-COASTAL FLAGLER-  
1039 AM EDT SUN JUL 15 2018  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH  
RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.  
 
* TIMING...THE REST OF TODAY...BUT RIP CURRENTS MAY BECOME  
STRONGER FROM ABOUT 1 PM THROUGH 6 PM.  
 
* IMPACTS...LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF  
ZONE TODAY. ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. NEARLY A DOZEN  
RESCUES HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN DUVAL AND ST JOHNS COUNTY THE PAST  
COUPLE OF DAYS. PLEASE NOTE THAT STRONGER CURRENTS ARE ALSO  
LIKELY AROUND JETTIES AND PIERS.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
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