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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
327 AM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
311930-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-BISCAYNE BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH, FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF, FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF, FL EXTENDING FROM 20 NM
TO THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF THE BAHAMAS-GLADES-HENDRY-
INLAND PALM BEACH-METRO PALM BEACH-COASTAL COLLIER-INLAND COLLIER-
INLAND BROWARD-METRO BROWARD-INLAND MIAMI DADE-METRO MIAMI DADE-
MAINLAND MONROE-COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-
COASTAL MIAMI DADE-FAR SOUTH MIAMI DADE-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE, FL OUT 20 NM-
GULF WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
327 AM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS BROWARD AND MIAMI-DADE BEACHES...
...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE PALM BEACHES...
...A FEW STRONG STORMS WEST COAST METRO AREAS...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

RIP CURRENTS: EASTERLY WINDS AROUND 15 MPH TODAY WILL LEAD TO A HIGH
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE BROWARD AND MIAMI-DADE BEACHES TODAY.
FOR THE BEACHES OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, THE WINDS WILL BE 10 TO 15 MPH
LEADING TO A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR TODAY.

THUNDERSTORMS: ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE
OVER SOUTH FLORIDA THIS AFTERNOON WITH THE GREATEST COVERAGE OVER THE
WEST COAST METRO AREAS. SOME OF THE STORMS COULD EVEN BECOME
STRONG OVER THE WEST COAST METRO AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA WITH THE
PRIMARY IMPACTS BEING GUSTY WINDS, LIGHTNING STRIKES, AND HEAVY
RAINFALL.

WIND: THE STRONGEST STORMS OVER THE WEST COAST METRO AREAS OF
SOUTH FLORIDA TODAY WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIND GUSTS TO
AROUND 50 MPH.

TEMPERATURES: HIGHS TODAY WILL REACH INTO LOWER 90S OVER MOST OF
SOUTH FLORIDA, EXCEPT MID 90S OVER THE WESTERN INTERIOR AREAS.
DEWPOINTS WILL ALSO BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S ACROSS SOUTH
FLORIDA TODAY. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR THE HEAT INDICES TO GET UP
INTO THE LOWER 100S TODAY, WITH EVEN SOME ISOLATED AREAS OVER THE
WESTERN INTERIOR SECTION OF SOUTH FLORIDA GETTING UP TO AROUND
105 DEGREES.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

SCATTERED AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
OVER SOUTH FLORIDA EARLY THIS WEEK BEFORE INCREASING TO NUMEROUS
COVERAGE LATE THIS WEEK. THE GREATEST THREAT WITH THIS ACTIVITY
WILL BE FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAINFALL.

THE THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS WILL RELAX A LITTLE BIT THIS WEEK
ALONG THE EAST COAST BEACHES OF SOUTH FLORIDA AS THE EASTERLY WIND
FLOW RELAXES A LITTLE BIT.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION...VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
MIAMI WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MIAMI.

$$

BAXTER




Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
311 AM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

FLZ172-173-010000-
/O.NEW.KMFL.RP.S.0022.140831T0711Z-140901T0000Z/
COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
311 AM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

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

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

* TIMING...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE BROWARD AND MIAMI-DADE
  COUNTIES...STRONGEST NEAR JETTIES AND PIERS...MAKING FOR
  HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

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.

&&

$$

BAXTER




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