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Another Red Flag Day

The Rip Current Advisory is still in effect and it looks a bit dark and potentially stormy over towards Destin.

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Tallahassee, FL
Sun, May 17, 4:24 am CDT
… HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK… WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.
* TIMING… GREATEST THREAT THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON… WITH A GRADUAL DECREASE IN THE THREAT LATE THIS AFTERNOON.
* SURF… ..2 TO 4 FEET… SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2 FEET LATE.
* IMPACTS… STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY TODAY… WHICH COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO THOSE ENTERING THE WATER.
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.