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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
420 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...ROUGH SURF AND A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT EAST CENTRAL
FLORIDA BEACHES TODAY...

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-020000-
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SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
420 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...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.

* TIMING...EAST SWELLS WILL PRODUCE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
  WHICH WILL BE ENHANCED NEAR THE TIME OF LOW TIDE FROM LATE
  MORNING INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AT
  EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA BEACHES TODAY POSING A HAZARD TO SWIMMERS.
  IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL
  OUT OF THE PULL OF THE CURRENT AND THEN SWIM BACK TO SHORE.

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.

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