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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
1030 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

AMZ450-452-454-470-472-474-FLZ020>025-030>033-035>038-040-
GAZ132>136-149>154-162>166-181845-
ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST AUGUSTINE FL OUT 20 NM-
ST AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST AUGUSTINE FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
ST AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-HAMILTON-
SUWANNEE-COLUMBIA-BAKER-NASSAU-DUVAL-UNION-BRADFORD-CLAY-ST JOHNS-
GILCHRIST-ALACHUA-PUTNAM-FLAGLER-MARION-COFFEE-JEFF DAVIS-BACON-
APPLING-WAYNE-ATKINSON-WARE-PIERCE-BRANTLEY-INLAND GLYNN-
COASTAL GLYNN-ECHOLS-CLINCH-CHARLTON-INLAND CAMDEN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
1030 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES THROUGH FRIDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...
...FLOOD WATCH FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...
...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT IN
NORTHEAST FLORIDA...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA...SOUTHEAST
GEORGIA AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT...

STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL RESULT IN SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY CONDITIONS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS...AND A HIGH RISK OF
RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES.

MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR FORECAST TO OCCUR WITHIN
SEVERAL LOCAL RIVER BASINS. PLEASE REFER TO THE RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS
AND STATEMENTS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO ON FRIDAY...AND
WILL MOVE SLOWLY THROUGH OUR REGION FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.
HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA BY FRIDAY
MORNING. THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA. SOME THUNDERSTORMS
MAY BE STRONG WITH THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE DAMAGING WIND GUSTS.

RAINFALL WILL SLOWLY DECREASE ON SATURDAY. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2
TO 4 INCHES...AND LOCALLY HIGHER TOTALS POSSIBLE AND A FLOOD WATCH
HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND NORTHEAST FLORIDA.
GIVEN SATURATED GROUND CONDITIONS...THE THREAT FOR FLOODING WILL
INCREASE...WITH SUBSTANTIAL RIVER FLOODING POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND
AND NEXT WEEK.

ONSHORE WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES TOWARDS THE
COASTAL WATERS ON FRIDAY NIGHT. STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS WILL
CONTINUE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND...WITH
BUILDING SEAS EXPECTED OFFSHORE. DANGEROUS SURF AND AN ELEVATED
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AT AREA BEACHES INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK...AND HIGH SURF MAY CAUSE BEACH EROSION DURING TIMES OF HIGH
TIDE. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT REQUESTED AT THIS TIME.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
IN JACKSONVILLE WEBSITE ON THE INTERNET AT WEATHER.GOV/JAX.

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Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
224 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014


FLZ020>025-030>033-035>038-040-GAZ132>136-149>154-162>166-181000-
/O.NEW.KJAX.FA.A.0001.140418T1600Z-140419T1000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
HAMILTON-SUWANNEE-COLUMBIA-BAKER-NASSAU-DUVAL-UNION-BRADFORD-CLAY-
ST JOHNS-GILCHRIST-ALACHUA-PUTNAM-FLAGLER-MARION-COFFEE-
JEFF DAVIS-BACON-APPLING-WAYNE-ATKINSON-WARE-PIERCE-BRANTLEY-
INLAND GLYNN-COASTAL GLYNN-ECHOLS-CLINCH-CHARLTON-INLAND CAMDEN-
COASTAL CAMDEN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JASPER...LIVE OAK...LAKE CITY...
MACCLENNY...FERNANDINA BEACH...JACKSONVILLE...LAKE BUTLER...
STARKE...GREEN COVE SPRINGS...ST AUGUSTINE...TRENTON...
GAINESVILLE...PALATKA...PALM COAST...OCALA...DOUGLAS...
HAZLEHURST...ALMA...BAXLEY...JESUP...PEARSON...WAYCROSS...
BLACKSHEAR...NAHUNTA...BRUNSWICK...STATENVILLE...HOMERVILLE...
FOLKSTON...WOODBINE...ST MARYS
224 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST
  GEORGIA.

* FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT

* WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...WITH
  ISOLATED AMOUNTS TO 5 INCHES.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
450 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

FLZ024-025-033-038-GAZ154-166-181000-
/O.NEW.KJAX.RP.S.0002.140417T0850Z-140418T2300Z/
NASSAU-DUVAL-ST JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL GLYNN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
450 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...STRONG ONSHORE WINDS WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP
  CURRENTS THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL BE COMMON AT AREA BEACHES THROUGH AT
  LEAST FRIDAY EVENING. BEACH GOERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IF
  ENTERING THE SURF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 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
FORCE 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.

&&

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