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Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
518 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-280000-
COASTAL VOLUSIA-FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA-
BREVARD COUNTY LINE 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA-
BREVARD COUNTY LINE OUT TO 20 NM-INDIAN RIVER-INLAND VOLUSIA-MARTIN-
NORTHERN BREVARD-NORTHERN LAKE-OKEECHOBEE-ORANGE-OSCEOLA-
SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET OUT TO 20 NM-SEMINOLE-
SOUTHERN BREVARD-SOUTHERN LAKE-ST. LUCIE-VOLUSIA-
BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
VOLUSIA-BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET OUT TO 20 NM-
518 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

.NOW...ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE LOCAL ATLANTIC
AS WELL AS OVER THE INTERIOR WITH A DIFFUSE EAST COAST SEA BREEZE
THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. BREEZY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DIMINISH WITH
SUNSET THIS EVENING. SHOWERS WILL GENERALLY MOVE TO THE SOUTH OR
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST AT 5 TO 10 MPH.

A FEW SPRINKLES MAY BRUSH THE COAST AT TIMES...BUT MOST ACTIVITY WILL
REMAIN OVER THE ATLANTIC.

&&

ADDITIONAL DETAILS...INCLUDING GRAPHICS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/MLB/BLOG.PHP

$$





Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
440 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-271645-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0012.140827T0840Z-140828T0000Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA-
NORTHERN BREVARD-
440 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

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

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

* TIMING...THE RISK WILL BE GREATEST BETWEEN 12:30 PM AND 7:00 PM
  DUE TO TIDAL EFFECTS.

* IMPACTS...WHEN THE RIP CURRENT THREAT IS HIGH...THE SURF IS
  DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS. THE POWERFUL SEAWARD PULL
  OF A RIP CURRENT CAN CARRY EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER OUT
  BEYOND THE SAND BAR.

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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