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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
237 AM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-052300-
/O.NEW.KMLB.BH.S.0004.160205T1100Z-160205T2300Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
237 AM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR STRONG NORTH TO SOUTH FLOWING LONGSHORE
CURRENTS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON.

* HAZARDS...STRONG SOUTH FLOWING LONGSHORE CURRENTS.

* TIMING...6 AM THROUGH 6 PM.

* LOCATION...EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA BEACHES.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...A LONGSHORE CURRENT IS CAUSED BY WIND WAVES
  AND FLOWS PARALLEL TO THE COASTLINE. THE SOUTH FLOWING LONGSHORE
  CURRENT CAN PUSH YOU OFF A SANDBAR FURTHER SOUTH ALONG THE
  COASTLINE AND POTENTIALLY INTO DEEPER WATER. LONGSHORE CURRENTS
  ALSO HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO PUSH YOU DOWN THE COAST AND RIGHT
  INTO A RIP CURRENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...ROUGH SURF AND OTHER HAZARDS
CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION
SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.

&&

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