666  
WHUS42 KTBW 291837  
CFWTBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
237 PM EDT TUE SEP 29 2020  
 
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-010000-  
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0026.200930T0800Z-201001T0000Z/  
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-  
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
237 PM EDT TUE SEP 29 2020  
 
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH  
WEDNESDAY EVENING...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A  
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT  
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.  
 
* RIP CURRENT TIMING...INCREASING WAVE ACTION AND WINDS PARALLEL  
TO THE COAST WILL CREATE RIP AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS ON  
WEDNESDAY.  
 
* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP EVEN THE BEST  
SWIMMERS AWAY FROM SHORE INTO DEEPER WATER. SOUTHWARD MOVING  
LONGSHORE CURRENTS CAN ALSO MOVE SWIMMERS QUICKLY PARALLEL TO  
THE BEACH.  
 
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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