Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
443 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-212100-
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-
443 AM EDT MON APR 21 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 MODERATE THREAT FOR
STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND ROUGH SURF. LOCAL BEACH PATROLS REPORTED
SEVERAL DOZEN OCEAN RESCUES OVER THE WEEKEND...INCLUDING ONE SURF
RELATED 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.

NORTH WINDS BEHIND A RECENT FRONT WILL PRODUCE AN ADDITIONAL
HAZARD OF ROUGH SURF AND A SWIFTLY MOVING LONGSHORE CURRENT WITHIN
THE SURF ZONE.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS NEAR SHORE AND 20 TO 25
KNOTS OFFSHORE WILL KEEP SEAS FROM 5 TO 7 FEET ACROSS THE NEAR
SHORE WATERS AND 7 TO 9 FEET OFFSHORE AND HIGHER IN THE GULF
STREAM. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE EAST
CENTRAL FLORIDA ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.
THE THREAT FOR RIP CURRENTS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH MID
WEEK.

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

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