584  
WHUS42 KTBW 010854  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
454 AM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014  
 
...HIGH SURF AND A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE  
COAST TODAY...  
 
.NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE INTO THE 20 TO 25 KNOT RANGE WITH  
GUSTS UP TO GALE FORCE OVER THE GULF WATERS. THESE INCREASING  
WINDS WILL HELP TO BUILD SEAS INTO THE 7 TO 9 FOOT RANGE NEAR  
SHORE AND 10 TO 15 FEET OVER THE OFFSHORE GULF WATERS TODAY. THE  
BUILDING SEAS WILL LEAD TO INCREASING SURF AND WAVE ACTION ALONG  
WITH A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH THE  
PERIOD.  
 
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PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
454 AM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014  
   
..HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SUNDAY
 
   
..RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
 
 
* WAVES AND SURF...SEAS WILL INCREASE TO 7 TO 9 FEET NEAR SHORE  
AND 10 TO 15 FEET OFFSHORE.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.  
 
* IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF ALONG WITH LARGE BREAKING WAVES AND A  
HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED ALONG AREA BEACHES.  
 
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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