Areas affected: Coastal Hillsborough; Coastal Lee; Coastal Manatee; Pinellas
Instructions: 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.
Message summary: ...high rip current risk remains in effect through late tonight... * rip current timing...through 4 am tonight. * rip current impacts...strong and dangerous rip currents are
forecast which will be hazardous for those in the surf zone. ...view the complete message