079  
WHUS42 KTBW 090751  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
351 AM EDT SAT APR 9 2016  
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-091600-  
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0015.160409T1200Z-160410T0000Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
351 AM EDT SAT APR 9 2016  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING  
THROUGH THIS EVENING...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A  
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS  
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...STRONG NORTH WINDS WILL GENERATE LARGE  
WAVES OFFSHORE. AS THESE WAVES NEAR THE COAST...THEY WILL  
PRODUCE SURF OF 2 TO 4 FEET AT AREA BEACHES. THIS INCREASED WAVE  
ACTION WILL LEAD TO A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.  
 
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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