Rip Current Advisory in Effect

There is a rip current warning on. Do NOT go in the water! Your life and the lives of your family are worth infinitely more than whatever you paid to come here to the beach. The water may look Ok in some places but knee deep is too deep, especially for kids.

Issued by The National Weather Service
Tallahassee, FL
Sun, May 24, 3:31 am CDT
… HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK… WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.
* TIMING… BEGINNING TODAY AND POSSIBLY LASTING A FEW DAYS.
* SURF HEIGHTS… 3 TO 4 FEET.
* IMPACTS… DANGEROUS LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
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.
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.
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… THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY FOR WALTON COUNTY BEACHES AND POINTS WEST ALONG THE PANHANDLE…
.MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE SURF HEIGHTS TO 3 TO 4 FEET TODAY ALONG THE WALTON COUNTY COASTLINE GENERATING A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THERE. THE RISK WILL BE SLIGHTLY LOWER FURTHER TO THE EAST. THESE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST INTO TUESDAY.

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Posted on May 24, 2015, in June Grass. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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