874  
WHUS42 KTAE 221352  
CFWTAE  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
952 AM EDT MON MAY 22 2017  
   
..HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY ALONG PANHANDLE BEACHES
 
 
.SOUTH WINDS AT 10 TO 15 MPH WILL RESULT IN ROUGH SURF AND A HIGH  
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FROM CAPE SAN BLAS WEST TO FORT WALTON BEACH.  
 
FLZ108-112-114-222200-  
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0060.170522T1400Z-170523T0000Z/  
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-  
952 AM EDT MON MAY 22 2017 /852 AM CDT MON MAY 22 2017/  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS  
EVENING...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP  
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS  
EVENING.  
 
* TIMING...THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON  
 
* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.  
 
RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY  
FROM SHORE. THEY OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE  
SANDBAR...AS WELL AS IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES AND PIERS.  
 
HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS...AND SIGNS  
BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT DO NOT SWIM  
AGAINST IT. FACE THE SHORE AND SIGNAL FOR HELP. FLOAT OR TREAD  
WATER UNTIL THE CURRENT ENDS OR UNTIL RESCUED.  
 

 
 

 
 
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