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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Charlotte (FLC015) Florida Issued by the National Weather Service


Rip Current Statement Rip Current Statement - Charlotte (Florida)

Updated:11/15/2018 3:58am
Effective:11/15/2018 5:00am
Expires:11/15/2018 9:00pm

Areas affected: Coastal Charlotte; Coastal Hillsborough; Coastal Lee; Coastal Manatee; Coastal Sarasota; 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. For maximum safety...swim near a lifeguard. Pay attention to flags and signs. If you become caught in a rip current...yell for help. Remain 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 now in effect through this evening...
* rip current timing...increasing onshore winds and wave action will create dangerous rip currents along area beaches into this evening.
* rip current threatening rip currents are likely through this evening. Always swim near a lifeguard, and never swim alone!
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