330  
WHUS42 KTBW 270800  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
300 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015  
 
...HIGH SURF EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING WITH  
THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS CONTINUING AT AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS  
EVENING...  
 
.BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE HIGH SURF ALONG  
THE COAST THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING WITH THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS  
AT AREA BEACHES CONTINUING THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-271200-  
/O.EXT.KTBW.RP.S.0006.000000T0000Z-150128T0300Z/  
/O.CON.KTBW.SU.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-150127T1200Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
300 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015  
   
..RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS  
MORNING...  
 
* WAVES AND SURF...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS EARLY THIS  
MORNING WILL PRODUCE SURF AROUND 5 FEET THROUGH EARLY THIS  
MORNING. WINDS WILL DIMINISH INTO THE 15 TO 20 KNOT RANGE LATER  
THIS MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON.  
 
* TIMING...SURF WILL REMAIN AROUND 5 FEET THROUGH EARLY THIS  
MORNING BEFORE DIMINISHING THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY.  
 
* IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING  
WITH IMPROVING CONDITIONS EXPECTED FROM MID MORNING AND INTO THE  
AFTERNOON. EVEN THOUGH SURF HEIGHTS WILL BE DECREASING A  
MODERATE ONSHORE WIND FLOW WILL KEEP A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS  
GOING ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN DANGEROUS WATER ACTION IS  
EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST. THIS INCLUDES ROUGH SURF...LARGE  
BREAKING WAVES...RIP CURRENTS...AND STRONG UNDERTOW.  
 
BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO HEED LIFEGUARD WARNINGS.  
 
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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