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FL WFO MIAMI Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

Posted at 4:30 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 04:30:49-05

WFO MIAMI Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Thursday, February 21, 2019

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RIP CURRENT STATEMENT

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Miami FL

425 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a High Rip

Current Risk, which is in effect through Thursday evening.

* TIMING...Today through Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents will pose a hazard to

swimmers. Heed the advice of lifeguards. Swimming is not

recommended.

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.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and

float. Don't swim against the current. If able, swim in a

direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the

shore and call or wave for help.

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a High Rip

Current Risk, which is in effect through Thursday evening.

* TIMING...Today through Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents will pose a hazard to

swimmers. Heed the advice of lifeguards. Swimming is not

recommended.

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.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and

float. Don't swim against the current. If able, swim in a

direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the

shore and call or wave for help.

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a High Rip

Current Risk, which is in effect through Thursday evening.

* TIMING...Today through Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents will pose a hazard to

swimmers. Heed the advice of lifeguards. Swimming is not

recommended.

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.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and

float. Don't swim against the current. If able, swim in a

direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the

shore and call or wave for help.

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