020  
WHUS42 KTBW 181339  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
939 AM EDT SAT JUN 18 2016  
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-190000-  
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0019.000000T0000Z-160619T0000Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
939 AM EDT SAT JUN 18 2016  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS  
EVENING...  
 
* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...BREEZY ONSHORE WINDS WILL CONTINUE  
THROUGH THIS EVENING AHEAD OF A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT. THE  
PROLONGED PERIOD OF ONSHORE WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO GENERATE  
WAVES OF 2 TO 3 FEET...PROMOTING AN INCREASED RISK OF RIP  
CURRENTS. WINDS WILL DECREASE AND SHIFT MORE TO THE NORTH THIS  
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
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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