CHARLOTTE County, Florida
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High Surf Advisory
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-262100-
/O.CON.KTBW.SU.Y.0012.141126T1300Z-141126T2100Z/
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0036.141126T1300Z-141126T2100Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
321 AM EST WED NOV 26 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO
4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EST THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

* WAVES AND SURF...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS
WITH GUSTS UP TO GALE FORCE. THESE INCREASING WINDS WILL HELP TO
BUILD SURF INTO THE 4 TO 5 FOOT RANGE ALONG AREA BEACHES ON
WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF AND A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ARE
EXPECTED ALONG AREA BEACHES TODAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN DANGEROUS WATER ACTION IS
EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST. THIS INCLUDES ROUGH SURF...LARGE
BREAKING WAVES...RIP CURRENTS...AND STRONG UNDERTOW.

BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO HEED LIFEGUARD WARNINGS.

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.

&&

$$


Rip Current Statement
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-262100-
/O.CON.KTBW.SU.Y.0012.141126T1300Z-141126T2100Z/
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0036.141126T1300Z-141126T2100Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
321 AM EST WED NOV 26 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO
4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EST THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

* WAVES AND SURF...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS
WITH GUSTS UP TO GALE FORCE. THESE INCREASING WINDS WILL HELP TO
BUILD SURF INTO THE 4 TO 5 FOOT RANGE ALONG AREA BEACHES ON
WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF AND A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ARE
EXPECTED ALONG AREA BEACHES TODAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN DANGEROUS WATER ACTION IS
EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST. THIS INCLUDES ROUGH SURF...LARGE
BREAKING WAVES...RIP CURRENTS...AND STRONG UNDERTOW.

BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO HEED LIFEGUARD WARNINGS.

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.

&&

$$


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