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COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-COASTAL GLYNN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
319 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.
* TIMING...STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING, WITH
A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS DEVELOPING BEFORE NOON.
* IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY ALONG THE
BEACHES. RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.
THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.
RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.
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.
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON'T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
St. Johns-Flagler-Coastal Nassau-Coastal Duval-Coastal Glynn-
Including the cities of Ponte Vedra Beach, Durbin, Palm Valley,
Fruit Cove, Switzerland, Anastasia, Bakersville, Palm Coast,
Amelia City, Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Arlington, Jacksonville,
Oceanway, Tallyrand, Jekyll Island, Glynn Haven, Sea Island,
St. Simons, Country Club Estate, Dock Junction, Dover Bluff,
Kingsland, and Dungeness
353 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EDT
The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 7 PM EDT
* TIMING...Late this morning through early evening.
* WINDS...East northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 35 to 40
* IMPACTS...Winds this strong can make driving difficult,
especially for high profile vehicles. Those in wind sensitive
outdoor work related activities should use extra caution or
postpone activities until the winds subside. Small twigs and
tree branches will also be blown off trees.
A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds greater than
25 mph are expected for at least an hour, with gusts of 35 to
57 mph at any time.
Minor damage to trees, power lines, and property are possible
with wind of this magnitude.
Motorists in high profiles vehicles are advised to use caution
until the wind subsides.
Strong winds can topple trees, blow weakened roofs off houses,
and down power lines. Take precautions to secure trash cans, lawn
furniture, and any other loose outdoor objects.
Persons in the advisory area should keep abreast of the latest