555  
WHUS42 KTBW 211347  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
947 AM EDT WED JUN 21 2017  
 
FLZ139-142-212100-  
/O.CON.KTBW.CF.S.0004.000000T0000Z-170621T2100Z/  
COASTAL LEVY-COASTAL CITRUS-  
947 AM EDT WED JUN 21 2017  
 
...A PROLONGED PERIOD OF STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS ON THE EASTERN  
SIDE OF TROPICAL STORM CINDY OVER THE NORTHERN GULF WILL SUPPORT  
AN INCREASE IN WATER LEVELS ALONG THE LEVY AND CITRUS COUNTY  
COASTLINES TODAY. AS THIS WATER IS PUSHED NORTHWARD COINCIDENT  
WITH HIGH TIDE...SOME MINOR COASTAL FLOODING MAY OCCUR IN A FEW  
LOCATIONS....  
 
* COASTAL FLOODING...WATER LEVELS OF 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL  
TIDES.  
 
* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...WATER LEVELS WILL RISE THROUGH MIDDAY AND  
CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...WITH IMPROVING CONDITIONS  
EXPECTED BY THIS EVENING.  
 
* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING POSSIBLE NEAR  
TIME OF HIGH TIDE WEDNESDAY FOR LOCATIONS NORMALLY SUSCEPTIBLE  
TO ELEVATED TIDES. OVERWASH ON TO LOW LYING ROADWAYS WILL ALSO  
BE POSSIBLE.  
 

 
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-220000-  
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0024.000000T0000Z-170622T0000Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
947 AM EDT WED JUN 21 2017  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS  
EVENING...  
 
* RIP CURRENT TIMING...STRONG SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHERLY WINDS AND  
ELEVATED WAVE ACTION WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT DANGEROUS RIP  
CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL  
BE HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE AT 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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