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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
445 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-032100-
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-
445 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
AN INCREASING LONG PERIOD SWELL...ONSHORE WINDS AND THE
APPROACHING FULL MOON WILL PRODUCE A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK. 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...
A MODERATE NORTHEAST TO EAST BREEZE COMBINED WITH INCREASING LONG
PERIOD SWELLS WILL PRODUCE POOR TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SMALL
CRAFT OPERATION...ESPECIALLY IN THE GULF STREAM. THE LONG PERIOD
SWELL WILL ALSO PRODUCE A ROUGH CHOP NEAR INLETS DURING THE
OUTGOING TIDE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
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 WEDNESDAY AND MOVE SLOWLY NORTHWARD MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED
MILES OFFSHORE 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.

$$

LASCODY




Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
408 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-040000-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0009.150503T1200Z-150504T0000Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
408 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 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 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.

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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