955  
WHUS42 KTAE 151432  
CFWTAE  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
932 AM EST FRI DEC 15 2017  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK FOR GULF COUNTY BEACHES
 
 
.A MODERATE LONGSHORE CURRENT WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK FOR DEADLY  
RIP CURRENTS ALONG GULF COUNTY BEACHES TODAY.  
 
FLZ114-160900-  
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0114.171215T1432Z-171216T0900Z/  
COASTAL GULF-  
932 AM EST FRI DEC 15 2017 /832 AM CST FRI DEC 15 2017/  
   
..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.  
 
* SURF HEIGHT...1 TO 2 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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