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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
925 PM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
240900-
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-
925 PM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...POTENTIAL FOR LOW VISIBILITIES A CONCERN ALONG ALLIGATOR ALLEY TONIGHT...
...RISK OF RIP CURRENTS INCREASING ALONG ATLANTIC BEACHES OVERNIGHT...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

RIP CURRENTS: THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WILL BE INCREASING TO HIGH
OVERNIGHT ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES AS EASTERLY WINDS INCREASE.
SWIMMING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

VISIBILITY: POOR VISIBILITY ALONG ALLIGATOR ALLEY IS POSSIBLE
ACROSS PORTIONS OF INTERIOR SOUTH FLORIDA LATE TONIGHT DUE TO
THE LARGE WILDFIRE IN RURAL COLLIER AND BROWARD COUNTIES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

THE CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH AND
BE PRIMARILY OVER THE WESTERN SECTIONS OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA
PENINSULA THROUGH THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

WINDS WILL INCREASE TO NEAR SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS OVER
ALL OF SOUTH FLORIDA WATERS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY NIGHT. THIS
WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE
ATLANTIC BEACHES THROUGH THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WIDESPREAD SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED, HOWEVER
INDIVIDUAL SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT HIGH WIND, HAIL AND
FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN
MIAMI.

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

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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
902 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015


FLZ168-172-173-241000-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0025.150524T0000Z-150526T2200Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
902 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...THE RIP CURRENT RISK ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES WILL
  INCREASE TO MODERATE TODAY THEN TO HIGH BY THIS EVENING. THE
  HIGH RISK WILL CONTINUE SUNDAY...MEMORIAL DAY AND INTO TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS WILL BE
  DEVELOPING ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.
  HIGH PRESSURE MOVING OFF THE EASTERN SEABOARD WILL GENERATE
  STRONG ONSHORE WINDS...WHICH WILL LEAD TO ROUGH SURF AND LIFE
  THREATENING RIP CURRENTS. THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WILL BE
  GREATEST SUNDAY AND MEMORIAL DAY.

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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