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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
410 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
250000-
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-
410 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...FEW STRONG THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING INTERIOR/WEST THIS AFTERNOON...
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS EAST COAST BEACHES THROUGH TUESDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

RIP CURRENTS: THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WILL REMAIN HIGH TODAY INTO
TONIGHT AND SWIMMING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

THUNDERSTORMS: SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE MAINLY THIS
AFTERNOON OVER THE INTERIOR AND WEST COAST METRO AREAS, EXCEPT FOR
A FEW THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE EASTERN AREAS THIS MORNING. A FEW OF
THE STORMS COULD EVEN BECOME STRONG LATE TODAY INTO EARLY THIS
EVENING OVER THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA.

WIND: THE STRONGEST STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIND GUSTS
UP TO 50 MPH OVER THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA.

HAIL: SMALL HAIL IS POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONGEST STORMS OVER THE
WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA.

FLOODING: SOME FLOODING OF STREETS AND LOW-LYING AREAS ARE
POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY OVER THE INTERIOR AND GULF COAST METRO
AREAS.

WATERSPOUTS: WATERSPOUTS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE ATLANTIC AND
BISCAYNE BAY WATERS ESPECIALLY THIS MORNING.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

THE CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH AND
BE PRIMARILY OVER THE WESTERN SECTIONS OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA
PENINSULA THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. THE CHANCE OF OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL THEN BE INCREASING AGAIN TOWARDS THE END OF
THE WEEK OVER ALL OF SOUTH FLORIDA.

WINDS WILL BE NEAR SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS OVER ALL OF
SOUTH FLORIDA WATERS TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY. THIS WILL KEEP A HIGH
RISK OF LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES
DURING THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WIDESPREAD SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED, HOWEVER
INDIVIDUAL SPOTTERS OVER THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA 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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BAXTER




Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
324 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

FLZ168-172-173-260730-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0025.000000T0000Z-150526T2200Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
324 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...THE HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK WILL CONTINUE TODAY...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. RIP CURRENTS WILL BE MOST NUMEROUS
  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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