Weather Alerts for Fort Lauderdale

Issued by the National Weather Service

Rip Current Statement  RIP CURRENT STATEMENT   Rip Current Statement
FORT LAUDERDALE

Areas Affected:
Coastal Broward County - Coastal Palm Beach County
Effective: Wed, 1/16 3:18pm Updated: Thu, 1/17 4:40am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 1/17 7:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...
* TIMING...Through Thursday evening.
* IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents will pose a hazard to
swimmers. Heed the advice of lifeguards. Swimming is not
recommended.

Information:
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.