Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
355 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...LONG PERIOD SWELLS FROM HURRICANE MARIA CONTINUE TO PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS BEACH CONDITIONS...

HURRICANE MARIA IS FORECAST TO MOVE NORTHWARD WELL EAST OF, AND
PARALLEL TO, FLORIDA`S ATLANTIC COAST MAKING ITS CLOSEST APPROACH
TODAY. MARIA WILL CAUSE THE WINDS AND SEAS TO BECOME ELEVATED
ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS WHILE ALSO CAUSING LONG PERIOD SWELLS TO
PROPAGATE TOWARD THE EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA SHORELINE. THIS WILL
MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS BEACH AND BOATING CONDITIONS. THE RISK FOR RIP
CURRENTS WILL BE HIGH AND SURF WILL REMAIN VERY ROUGH.

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SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
355 AM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MONDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

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

* WAVES AND SURF...SEAS WITHIN THE NEAR SHORE WATERS WILL BUILD TO
  7-10 FEET TODAY AND MAINTAIN THROUGH MONDAY. LARGE BREAKING
  WAVES AND LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL MOVE LARGE VOLUMES OF WATER
  ONTO THE BEACHES.

* TIMING...CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN HAZARDOUS THROUGH THE REMAINDER
  OF THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY WEEK. MINOR TO LOCALLY MODERATE BEACH
  EROSION MAY OCCUR NEAR THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE ROUGHLY BETWEEN
  10 AM TO 2 PM ON TODAY, AND AGAIN 10 PM TO 2 AM TONIGHT
  ALONG THE EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA COASTLINE.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL MAKE SWIMMING INCREASINGLY
  DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS. NUMEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL LIKELY
  FORM, AND ESPECIALLY DURING THE TIMES OF THE OUTGOING TIDE.
  POUNDING SURF CAN EASILY KNOCK YOU OFF OF YOUR FEET IF WALKING
  IN THE SURF. ROUGH SURF MAY CAUSE ADDITIONAL EROSION,
  ESPECIALLY IN PLACES WEAKENED BY RECENT HURRICANE IRMA AND
  LAST SEASON`S HURRICANE MATTHEW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

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...BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND SIGNS.


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