890  
WHUS42 KTBW 300813  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
313 AM EST TUE JAN 30 2018  
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-310000-  
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-180131T0000Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
313 AM EST TUE JAN 30 2018  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
* RIP CURRENT TIMING...STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS AND INCREASED WAVE  
ACTION ALONG THE COAST WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT A HIGH RISK OF  
RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL BE HAZARDOUS  
FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE ALONG AREA BEACHES.  
 
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. FOR MAXIMUM SAFETY...SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.  
PAY ATTENTION TO 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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