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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1038 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-210000-
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-
1038 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.HIGH WIND IMPACT...
GUSTY WINDS OUT OF THE NORTH OF 20 TO 25 MPH AT TIMES WILL BE
CAPABLE OF TOSSING SMALLER AND UNSECURED ITEMS. HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES MAY BE DIFFICULT TO CONTROL ALONG THE COASTAL BRIDGES AND
CAUSEWAYS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

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

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

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KNOTS WILL BUILD SEAS TO
BETWEEN 6 AND 9 FEET NEAR SHORE...AND 9 TO 12 FEET WELL OFFSHORE. 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.

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PENDERGRAST








Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
603 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES TODAY...

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-210000-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0005.140420T1003Z-140421T0000Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA-
NORTHERN BREVARD-
603 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH 800 PM...

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

* TIMING...INCREASING NORTH WINDS COUPLED WITH A LONG PERIOD SWELL
  FROM AN OCEANIC STORM WILL PRODUCE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
  TODAY. WHILE THE RISK WILL BE HIGH ALL DAY...THE THREAT WILL BE
  EVEN HIGHER AROUND THE TIMES OF LOW TIDES...THROUGH ABOUT 900
  AM THIS MORNING AND AGAIN STARTING AROUND 300 PM THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...THE POWERFUL SEWARD PULL OF A RIP CURRENT CAN CARRY
  EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER OUT BEYOND THE SAND BAR. BEACHGOERS
  AND ESPECIALLY WEAK SWIMMERS SHOULD HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH
  PATROL. SWIM ONLY WITHIN SIGHT OF A LIFEGUARD. NEVER SWIM ALONE.

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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