Rip Current Warnings For Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Every silver lining has its cloud. No sooner do we report on the fantastic weather in Boca than do we get an update from the National Weather Service reminding us that with great breezes come rip currents. If you’re heading to the beach or heading out on the water, keep in mind this update:

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL

…HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ATLANTIC BEACHES TODAY…

FLZ168-172-173-191630-
/O.NEW.KMFL.RP.S.0019.111119T0827Z-111119T2200Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI DADE-

…RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON…

* TIMING…EASTERLY WINDS NEAR 20 MPH WILL 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 8 AND 9 AM EST THIS MORNING AND
AGAIN THIS EVENING. 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

Hazardous Weather Outlook
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL

FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-192200-
GLADES-HENDRY-INLAND PALM BEACH-METRO PALM BEACH-COASTAL COLLIER-
INLAND COLLIER-INLAND BROWARD-METRO BROWARD-INLAND MIAMI DADE-
METRO MIAMI DADE-MAINLAND MONROE-COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL
BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI DADE-FAR SOUTH MIAMI DADE-
400 AM EST SAT NOV 19 2011

…HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS TODAY AND SUNDAY…
…HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ATLANTIC COAST BEACHES…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

RIP CURRENTS: EAST OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS WINDS WILL LEAD TO A HIGH
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT THE ATLANTIC BEACHES OF PALM BEACH, BROWARD
AND MIAMI DADE COUNTIES,

WAVES: SEAS IN THE ATLANTIC WATERS WILL BE 7 TO 8 FEET TODAY AND
TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

AN ELEVATED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WILL OCCUR AT THE ATLANTIC BEACHES
SUNDAY AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

.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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