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WHUS42 KTBW 231025  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
525 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014  
   
..MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
.A WARM FRONT WILL MOVE NORTHWARD AWAY FROM THE REGION TODAY WITH  
BREEZY SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS SHIFTING TO SOUTH THIS AFTERNOON. AS  
A RESULT...THERE WILL BE AN ELEVATED RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH  
THIS EVENING.  
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-240000-  
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0035.141123T1200Z-141124T0000Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
525 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014  
   
..RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A RIP  
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...AN INCREASED RISK FOR RIP CURRENT DEVELOPMENT WILL  
EXIST AT AREA BEACHES TODAY. RIP CURRENTS ARE VERY DANGEROUS  
AND CAN PULL EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMERS OUT INTO DEEPER WATER.  
 
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 AND THE BEACH  
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.  
 
IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM  
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE  
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO  
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG  
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.  
 

 
 

 
 
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