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

 

High Surf Advisory High Surf Advisory - Pinellas (Florida)


Updated:Tue 09-Feb-16 05:00pm EST
Effective:Tue 09-Feb-16 05:00pm EST
Expires:Wed 10-Feb-16 01:00pm EST
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Coastal Hillsborough; 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. 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.

Message summary: ...high surf advisory remains in effect until 1 pm est wednesday...
...high rip current risk remains in effect through thursday evening...
* high surf...surf of 5 to 8 feet can be expected.
* high surf timing...through wednesday morning.
* high surf impacts...high surf will create dangerous rip currents along area beaches. The extended period of large surf may also result in beach erosion.
* rip current timing...through thursday evening.
* rip current impacts...large breaking surf will result in a high risk of frequent dangerous rip currents along area beaches through thursday evening.
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Rip Current Statement Rip Current Statement - Pinellas (Florida)


Updated:Tue 09-Feb-16 05:00pm EST
Effective:Tue 09-Feb-16 05:00pm EST
Expires:Thu 11-Feb-16 08:00pm EST
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Coastal Hillsborough; 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. 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.

Message summary: ...high surf advisory remains in effect until 1 pm est wednesday...
...high rip current risk remains in effect through thursday evening...
* high surf...surf of 5 to 8 feet can be expected.
* high surf timing...through wednesday morning.
* high surf impacts...high surf will create dangerous rip currents along area beaches. The extended period of large surf may also result in beach erosion.
* rip current timing...through thursday evening.
* rip current impacts...large breaking surf will result in a high risk of frequent dangerous rip currents along area beaches through thursday evening.
...view the complete message

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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone FLZ050