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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
433 AM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-042200-
FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA-BREVARD COUNTY LINE 0-20 NM-VOLUSIA-
BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 0-20 NM-
SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 0-20 NM-FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA-
BREVARD COUNTY LINE 20-60 NM-VOLUSIA-
BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 20-60 NM-
SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 20-60 NM-INLAND VOLUSIA COUNTY-
NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY-ORANGE-SEMINOLE-SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
OSCEOLA-INDIAN RIVER-OKEECHOBEE-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-SOUTHERN LAKE COUNTY-
NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
433 AM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
A LINGERING LONG PERIOD SWELL AND BREEZY ONSHORE WINDS WILL
PRODUCE A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK AND ROUGH SURF AT AREA BEACHES
TODAY. THE GREATEST SEAWARD PULL WILL BE FROM LATE MORNING
THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON DUE TO TIDAL EFFECTS. CHECK WITH OCEAN
RESCUE PERSONNEL ABOUT SURF ZONE HAZARDS WHEN ARRIVING AT THE
BEACH AND ONLY ENTER THE WATER NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
POOR TO HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE
COASTAL WATERS TODAY AND TONIGHT AS A MODERATE TO FRESH EASTERLY
BREEZE BUILDS SEAS UP TO 6 TO 7 FEET.

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
ONSHORE MOVING SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE ALONG
THE TREASURE COAST LATER TONIGHT WITH ISOLATED STORMS ALSO
POSSIBLE...MAINLY ALONG THE ST. LUCIE AND MARTIN COUNTY COAST. ANY
STORMS THAT DEVELOP OVER THE WATERS AND PUSH ONSHORE WILL BE ABLE
TO PRODUCE DANGEROUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.
A CONTINUED NORTHEAST SWELL AND A MODERATE TO FRESH ONSHORE BREEZE
WILL KEEP BEACH AND BOATING CONDITIONS POOR TO HAZARDOUS INTO MID
WEEK.

A LOW PRESSURE CENTER IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP OVER THE NORTHERN
BAHAMAS BY TUESDAY NIGHT AND MOVE SLOWLY NORTHWARD OFFSHORE OF EAST
CENTRAL FLORIDA. THIS WOULD CONTINUE THE POOR TO HAZARDOUS BEACH
AND BOATING CONDITIONS INTO LATE WEEK. A PERIOD OF MINOR TO
MODERATE BEACH EROSION WOULD ALSO BECOME LIKELY.

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

$$

WEITLICH




Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
406 AM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-050000-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0010.150504T1200Z-150505T0000Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
406 AM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THOUGH RIP CURRENTS COULD OCCUR ANYTIME...THE GREATEST
  SEAWARD PULL IS EXPECTED TO BE FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH LATE
  AFTERNOON DUE TO TIDAL EFFECTS.

* IMPACTS...LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY WITH ROUGH
  SURF AT AREA BEACHES TODAY.

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...BEACH PATROL
FLAGS AND SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR
HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO
SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

$$




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