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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1112 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-241100-
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-
1112 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
A WARM FRONT CURRENTLY LOCATED NORTH OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA WILL
CONTINUE TO LIFT RAPIDLY NORTHWARD THIS AFTERNOON. THIS WILL ALLOW
FOR MORE DAYTIME HEATING AND INSTABILITY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A
FEW LIGHTNING STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON MAINLY
INLAND FROM THE COAST. DUE TO STRONG LOW LEVEL WINDS...A FEW WIND
GUSTS TO 40 OR 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE...SHOULD ANY STRONGER STORMS
DEVELOP. LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKES
ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. STORM MOTION TODAY WILL BE RAPIDLY TOWARD THE
NORTH AND NORTHEAST AT 35 TO 40 MPH.

.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
DUE TO THEIR RAPID MOVEMENT...HEAVIER SHOWERS OR STORMS WILL BE
EASILY CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS OF AT LEAST 35 KNOTS ON
AREAS LAKES...THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY AND NEAR SHORE ATLANTIC.
BOATERS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR STORMS APPROACHING FROM THE
SOUTH THIS AFTERNOON.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KNOTS WILL VEER TO SOUTHERLY AND
SLOWLY DECREASE TONIGHT. SEAS OF 7 TO 9 FEET NEAR SHORE AND
9 TO 11 FEET WELL OFFSHORE WILL MAKE FOR ANOTHER DAY OF DANGEROUS
BOATING CONDITIONS FOR OPERATORS OF SMALL CRAFT.

.COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT...
THE HIGH SEAS WILL PRODUCE BREAKING WAVES OF UP TO AROUND 6 FEET IN
THE SURF ZONE...WHICH COULD PRODUCE MINOR BEACH EROSION AGAIN AROUND
THIS EVENING`S HIGH TIDE...WHICH WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 8 AND 9 PM.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
IN ADDITION TO THE ROUGH SURF...NUMEROUS STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE
EXPECTED AGAIN TODAY. THERE WILL ALSO BE AN INCREASING LONGSHORE
CURRENT FLOWING FROM SOUTH TO NORTH TODAY. WITH THE SURF BEING ROUGH
ONCE AGAIN...LARGE BREAKING WAVES COULD KNOCK YOU OFF YOUR FEET AND
MAKE YOU MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO BECOMING CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT.
ENTERING THE SURF ABOVE YOUR KNEES WILL BE DANGEROUS TODAY.

GIVEN THE ROUGH SURF CONDITIONS...BEACH GOERS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED
TO GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON OCEAN HAZARDS FROM THE BEACH PATROL.
IF YOU DECIDE TO ENTER THE WATER...SWIM ONLY WITHIN SIGHT OF A
LIFEGUARD...AND NEVER SWIM ALONE.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL KEEP A THREAT FOR LIGHTNING STORMS IN
THE FORECAST MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

LINGERING SWELLS WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED THREAT FOR RIP CURRENTS
THROUGH THE EARLY PART OF THE WEEK. WINDS AND SEAS WILL INCREASE
AGAIN WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY BEHIND A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE...WITH
POOR TO HAZARDOUS SMALL CRAFT BOATING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTERS ARE REQUESTED TO MONITOR THE WEATHER AND SELF ACTIVATE
IF NEEDED.

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SEDLOCK/CRISTALDI






Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
511 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

...ROUGH SURF WITH A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS AGAIN TODAY...

.STRONG HIGH PRESSURE OFFSHORE THE SOUTHEAST U.S. WILL PRODUCE
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 MPH AT THE BEACHES AGAIN TODAY. THIS WILL
CAUSE ROUGH SURF AND NUMEROUS STRONG RIP CURRENTS IN THE SURF
ZONE ONCE AGAIN TODAY. THERE WILL ALSO BE AN INCREASING LONGSHORE
CURRENT FLOWING FROM SOUTH TO NORTH TODAY.

WINDS WILL VEER TO SOUTHERLY BY EARLY THIS EVENING...CARRYING THE
HIGHER SEAS FARTHER OFFSHORE...WITH ROUGH CONDITIONS IN THE SURF
ZONE SLOWLY ABATING.

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SOUTHERN BREVARD-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA-
NORTHERN BREVARD-
511 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...ROUGH SURF AND NUMEROUS STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED
  THE ENTIRE DAY. THE GREATEST THREAT FOR RIPS WILL BE FROM 11 AM
  THROUGH ABOUT 5 PM.

* IMPACTS...STRONG SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL PRODUCE LARGE BREAKING
  WAVES OF ABOUT 5 TO 6 FEET IN THE SURF ZONE TODAY. NUMEROUS
  STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL ALSO OCCUR. MINOR BEACH EROSION IS
  POSSIBLE AROUND THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE AT AROUND 800 AM THIS
  MORNING AND AGAIN AT ABOUT 800 PM THIS EVENING.

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 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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