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

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-202200-
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-
543 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

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

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREACHES IN
THE SANDBAR...AND NEAR PIERS AND JETTIES. 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
SEAWARD PULL 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.

SINCE THERE WILL BE A DEVELOPING SOUTHWARD FLOWING LONGSHORE CURRENT
TODAY...SWIMMERS SHOULD SWIM TOWARD THE SOUTH TO MORE EASILY BREAK
THE GRIP OF THE RIP.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
INCREASING NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KNOTS WILL CAUSE
SEAS TO BUILD TO BETWEEN 6 AND 9 FEET NEAR SHORE...AND 9 TO 12
FEET WELL OFFSHORE...POSSIBLE A LITTLE HIGHER IN THE GULF STREAM.
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.

$$

CRISTALDI





Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
949 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-201700-
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-
949 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.NOW...
A FRONTAL BOUNDARY ACCOMPANIED BY A WIND SHIFT TO THE NORTH WILL MOVE
ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA THIS MORNING. RELATIVELY
COOL CONDITIONS WITH LINGERING CLOUDINESS CAN BE EXPECTED THIS
AFTERNOON WITH TEMPERATURES SLOWLY RISING INTO THE LOWER TO MID 70S.
A LIGHT MIST OR DRIZZLE MAY OCCUR WITH THE LOW CLOUD CLOUDS THROUGH 1
PM. MEASURABLE RAINFALL IS NOT ANTICIPATED OVER LAND.

&&

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

$$

JP





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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