779  
WHUS42 KTAE 221558  
CFWTAE  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
1058 AM EST FRI FEB 22 2019  
 
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT WALTON AND BAY COUNTY BEACHES  
THROUGH THIS EVENING...  
 
FLZ108-112-230300-  
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0013.190222T1558Z-190223T0300Z/  
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-  
1058 AM EST FRI FEB 22 2019 /958 AM CST FRI FEB 22 2019/  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST /9 PM CST/  
THIS EVENING...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP  
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST /9 PM CST/ THIS  
EVENING.  
 
* SURF HEIGHTS... 3 TO 4 FEET.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.  
 
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, BEACH PATROL 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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