Swimmers, Surfers Warned In Boca Raton And Along Coast

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Another rip current warning for anyone heading to the beach today in Boca. The great breeze is somewhat of a strong wind at sea level and has the potential to create some real issues. Here is the latest from the Nation Weather Service:

…HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS EAST COAST BEACHES TODAY…

FLZ168-172-173-131715-
/O.NEW.KMFL.RP.S.0018.111113T0905Z-111113T2200Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
405 AM EST SUN NOV 13 2011

…RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON…

* TIMING…EASTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH, COMBINED WITH LOW TIDES
OCCURRING AT MID AFTERNOON, LEAD TO A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
AT THE BEACHES OF PALM BEACH, BROWARD AND MIAMI DADE COUNTIES.

* IMPACTS…DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL REMAIN AN ONGOING THREAT
ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST BEACHES THROUGH TODAY. THE BEST TIME
FOR RIP CURRENTS WILL BE BETWEEN 2 AND PM EST THIS AFTERNOON.
SWIMMING IS NOT ADVISED.

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 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.

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PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW RIP CURRENT HAZARD…

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=RCVTECCHM

…HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS EAST COAST BEACHES OF SOUTH FLORIDA…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

RIP CURRENTS: NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH, ALONG WITH
LOW TIDE AROUND MID AFTERNOON, WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE A HIGH RISK
OF RIP CURRENTS AT THE EAST COAST BEACHES OF SOUTH FLORIDA.

NO OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

THERE WILL BE AN ELEVATED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT THE BEACHES ALONG
THE EAST COAST INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

NO OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION…VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
MIAMI WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MIAMI.

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