657  
WHUS42 KTAE 241440  
CFWTAE  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
1040 AM EDT SAT JUN 24 2017  
 
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG FLORIDA PANHANDLE BEACHES  
TODAY...  
 
.WINDS WILL BE FROM THE SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH WITH SURF  
HEIGHTS AROUND 2 FEET AND OCCASIONALLY UP TO 3 FEET.  
 
FLZ108-112-114-242245-  
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0072.170624T1500Z-170625T0000Z/  
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-  
1040 AM EDT SAT JUN 24 2017 /940 AM CDT SAT JUN 24 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...TODAY.  
 
* 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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