Rip Currents

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Warming Temps & Sunshine Expected This Weekend

Temperatures didn’t quite drop as far as we expected Friday morning, bottoming out in the low-to-mid 50’s around most of the area, with a few spots dropping to the upper 40’s.

CBS4–03/08/2013

Intense waves due to Hurricane Sandy off the coast of Broward on Oct. 25, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Beachgoers Told To Stay Out Of The Water Due To Sandy

South Florida beachgoers are being told to stay out of the water due to dangerous rip currents as Hurricane Sandy moves north.

CBS4–10/26/2012

Laura Rath, on vacation from the Netherlands, walks on the beach with her family as they are buffeted by high winds of the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy on October 25, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

When Wind & Rain Pass, It’ll Finally Feel Like Fall

Although South Florida’s weather has improved slightly in comparison to Thursday, a Tropical Storm Warning remains in place for the coast of South Florida and a Wind Advisory has been extended until 11:00 p.m. due to sustained winds ranging from 30 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph throughout the day.

CBS4–10/26/2012

(CBS4) Rip current warning flags.

The Beach Is Great, The Water Not So Much

Whipping winds along the coastline will create the potential for deadly rip currents at the beach over the next day or so.

CBS4–12/20/2011

(CBS4) Rip current warning flags.

Dangerous Rip Current Risk Expected Through Mid-Week

High gusty winds along the coastline will create the potential for deadly rip currents at the beach through midweek.

CBS4–12/05/2011

Red warning flags are flying along South Florida's shoreline to warn beachgoers about the high-risk of rip currents. (CBS4)

Whipping Winds Pose Rip Current Risk At Beaches

If you’re going to escape the holiday shopping madness by going to the beach, your’re urged to use extreme caution due to dangerous rip currents.

CBS4–12/04/2011

(Photo Credit: CBS4) Warning flags were posted at Haulover Beach on Tuesday, August 16, 2011.

Rip Currents Pose Danger Friday

If you’re going to escape the holiday shopping madness by going to the beach, you’re asked to use extreme caution due to dangerous rip currents.

CBS4–11/25/2011

(Source: CBS4) Ft Lauderdale Beach

More Wind, Pounding Surf Across S. Fla. Shorelines

High wind and pounding surf will continue to plague South Florida’s shoreline on Tuesday. Monday’s high tide caused some problems on A1A along Ft. Lauderdale beach.

CBS4–11/08/2011

(Source: CBS4) Ft Lauderdale Beach

Gusty Wind Push Sand, Water Onto Ft. Lauderdale’s A1A

Pounding surf and high tide caused a bit of problem on A1A along Ft. Lauderdale beach.

CBS4–11/07/2011

(CBS4) Rip current warning flags.

High Risk Of Rip Currents Through The Weekend

Now that the rain is gone, you may be planning on hitting the beach this weekend to soak up some sun. If you do go, don’t plan on going in the water.

CBS4–11/03/2011

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