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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:11/30/2020 2:22am
Effective:12/01/2020 1:00am
Expires:12/01/2020 7:00pm

Areas affected: Coastal Charlotte; Coastal Lee
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 in effect from late tonight through tuesday evening...
The national weather service in tampa bay ruskin has issued a high rip current risk, which is in effect from late tonight through tuesday evening.
* rip current timing...increasing wave action will create rip currents tuesday.
* rip current currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water. Strong longshore currents can quickly move swimmers southward down the beach.
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