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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
232 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-290100-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0024.160528T1100Z-160529T0100Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
232 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 7 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 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL ARRIVE ALONG THE COAST FROM
  MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL BE INCREASINGLY LIKELY ALONG
  ATLANTIC COAST BEACHES FROM VOLUSIA COUNTY TO THE SPACE AND
  TREASURE COASTS. ESPECIALLY DURING OUTGOING AND LOW TIDE
  PERIODS EARLY THIS MORNING AND AGAIN AFTER 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON.

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.

&&

$$




Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
730 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-281100-
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-
730 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.
TROPICAL DEPRESSION NUMBER TWO, LOCATED ABOUT 350 MILES OFFSHORE
CAPE CANAVERAL EARLY THIS EVENING, WILL MOVE WEST-NORTHWEST TO
NORTHWEST TOWARD THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST THIS WEEKEND. THIS SYSTEM
MAY STRENGTHEN INTO A TROPICAL STORM TOMORROW OR SUNDAY, AND IMPACT
THE EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA COASTLINE WITH A LONG PERIOD SWELL FOR THE
NEXT 2 OR 3 DAYS. THIS WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK OF NUMEROUS STRONG
AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH THE MEMORIAL
DAY WEEKEND.

NUMEROUS STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY, AND WITH THE
BEACHES EXPECTED TO BE VERY BUSY, IT IS IMPORTANT TO REVIEW RIP
CURRENT SAFETY INFORMATION!!

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.

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

WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE BEACH, BE SURE TO CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL BEACH
PATROL BEFORE ENTERING THE SURF THIS WEEKEND. SWIM ONLY WITHIN SIGHT
OF A LIFEGUARD, AND REMEMBER TO SWIM ONLY WITH NEVER SWIM ALONE.
HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND SIGNS!!

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED EACH AFTERNOON...WITH THE
GREATEST COVERAGE SOUTH OF ORLANDO AND CAPE CANAVERAL. THE STORMS
WILL MOVE FROM INLAND AREAS TOWARD AND OFFSHORE THE EAST COAST.


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

$$

CRISTALDI




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