Coastal Flood Statement issued April 18 at 2:52PM EDT until April 19 at 6:00PM EDT by NWS Tampa Bay
Coastal Charlotte; Coastal Hillsborough; Coastal Lee; Coastal Manatee; Coastal Sarasota; Pinellas
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO
10 PM EDT SATURDAY...
* COASTAL FLOODING...Some minor coastal flooding with tides
running 1 to 2 feet above normal
* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...Late tonight through Friday evening.
* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Tides will run some 1 to 2 feet above
normal especially at times of high tide Friday afternoon.
These above normal water levels may cause some minor coastal
flooding along with some overwash on coastal roadways.
* HIGH SURF...Breaking waves up to 5 to 6 feet are expected
along area beaches.
* HIGH SURF TIMING...Mid morning on Friday through late Saturday
* HIGH SURF IMPACTS...Large breaking waves will produce very
dangerous conditions along area beaches. Venturing into the
surf is not recommended.
* RIP CURRENT TIMING...Increasing wave action will create
dangerous rip currents along area beaches late tonight through
* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...Life threatening Rip Currents are likely
today. Always swim near a lifeguard, and never swim alone!
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area...producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.
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
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.