Rip Current Warning Posted For Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — We try to post these warnings when they are issued, especially on the weekends. If you are heading to the beach to enjoy the tremendous weather, be ware of rip currents. The national weather service today says they may be extremely strong:

FLZ168-172-173-042100-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0023.000000T0000Z-111205T0000Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
326 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2011

…RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…

* TIMING…EAST WINDS AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH FREQUENT HIGHER
GUSTS…COMBINED WITH WAVE ACTION WILL LEAD TO A HIGH RISK OF
RIP CURRENTS AT THE BEACHES OF MIAMI-DADE…BROWARD…AND PALM
BEACH COUNTIES THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS…DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL REMAIN AN ONGOING THREAT
ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST BEACHES THROUGH 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

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