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Latest Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Messages by KTAE
Issued 9/15/2014 4:52 AM America/New_York.
Valid through 9/16/2014 5:00 AM America/New_York.
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coastal hazard message
national weather service tallahassee fl
452 am edt mon sep 15 2014
...there is a high risk for rip currents along the beaches of
the florida panhandle and big bend today...
.onshore winds of 10 to 15 mph today combined with a long fetch of
southerly winds will create surf heights of 2 to 3 feet with some
4 foot sets at the area beaches today. this is expected to produce
a high risk for rip currents which will be dangerous for anyone
entering the water.
south walton-coastal bay-coastal gulf-coastal franklin-
452 am edt mon sep 15 2014 /352 am cdt mon sep 15 2014/
...a high rip current risk is now in effect through late
the national weather service in tallahassee has issued a high rip
current risk...which is in effect through late tonight.
* location...the beaches of the florida panhandle and western big
* timing...through tonight.
* beach flags...expected to be red.
* surf...2 to 3 foot breakers with some 4 foot sets.
* impacts...the surf will be dangerous for anyone entering the
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 and the beach patrol. pay attention to
flags and posted signs. if you become caught in a rip current...
do not panic. remain calm and begin to swim parallel to shore.
once you are away from the force of the rip current...begin to
swim back to the beach. do not attempt to swim directly against a
rip current. even a strong swimmer can become exhausted quickly.