Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
543 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
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COASTAL WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE
OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE 20 TO
60 NM OFFSHORE-
WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 20 TO
60 NM OFFSHORE-
WATERS FROM SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 20 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
INLAND VOLUSIA-NORTHERN LAKE-ORANGE-SEMINOLE-SOUTHERN BREVARD-
OSCEOLA-INDIAN RIVER-OKEECHOBEE-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA-
SOUTHERN LAKE-NORTHERN BREVARD-
543 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...WEATHER AND OCEAN CONDITIONS WILL PRODUCE A
HIGH THREAT FOR RIP CURRENTS TODAY. LOCAL BEACH PATROLS REPORTED
SEVERAL DOZEN OCEAN RESCUES ON SATURDAY...INCLUDING ONE POSSIBLE
RIP CURRENT FATALITY. CHECK WITH THE LOCAL BEACH PATROL FOR
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON BEACH HAZARDS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREACHES IN
THE SANDBAR...AND NEAR PIERS AND JETTIES. HEED THE ADVICE OF
LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED
SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
SEAWARD PULL OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A
STRONG SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

SINCE THERE WILL BE A DEVELOPING SOUTHWARD FLOWING LONGSHORE CURRENT
TODAY...SWIMMERS SHOULD SWIM TOWARD THE SOUTH TO MORE EASILY BREAK
THE GRIP OF THE RIP.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
INCREASING NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KNOTS WILL CAUSE
SEAS TO BUILD TO BETWEEN 6 AND 9 FEET NEAR SHORE...AND 9 TO 12
FEET WELL OFFSHORE...POSSIBLE A LITTLE HIGHER IN THE GULF STREAM.
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN AFFECT FOR ALL BUT THE NEAR SHORE
WATERS SOUTH OF SEBASTIAN INLET...HOWEVER OPERATORS OF SMALL CRAFT
ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION IN THAT AREA.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS WILL LINGER INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON.
THE THREAT FOR RIP CURRENTS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH MID WEEK.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

CRISTALDI




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