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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Pinellas (FLZ050) Florida Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Rip Current Statement Rip Current Statement - Pinellas (Florida)


Updated:Mon 28-Jul-14 05:10am EDT
Effective:Mon 28-Jul-14 05:10am EDT
Expires:Tue 29-Jul-14 08:00pm EDT
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Coastal Charlotte; Coastal Hillsborough; Coastal Lee; Coastal Manatee; Coastal Sarasota; Pinellas
 
Instructions: 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.

Message summary: ...moderate risk of rip currents today through tuesday...
.increasing west winds will create a moderate risk of rip currents along the coast of west central and southwest florida.
...rip current risk in effect from 9 am edt this morning through tuesday evening...
The national weather service in tampa bay ruskin has issued a rip current risk...which is in effect from 9 am edt this morning through tuesday evening.
* timing...today through tuesday.
* impacts...moderate risk of rip currents at area beaches. Rip currents are very dangerous and can pull even the strongest swimmers out into deeper waters.
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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone FLZ050

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