Latest Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Messages by KTAE
Issued 4/18/2019 2:41 AM America/New_York.
Valid through 4/21/2019 2:00 AM America/New_York.
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coastal hazard message
national weather service tallahassee fl
255 am edt sat apr 20 2019
south walton-coastal bay-coastal gulf-coastal franklin-
255 am edt sat apr 20 2019 /155 am cdt sat apr 20 2019/
...high rip current risk remains in effect through late tonight...
* waves and surf...surf heights persisting at 3 to 5 feet along
all beaches today.
a high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.
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. double red flags means the water is closed.
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.