Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
558 AM EDT Thu May 25 2017

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
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Flagler Beach to Volusia-Brevard County Line 0-20 nm-Volusia-
Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 0-20 nm-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 0-20 nm-Flagler Beach to Volusia-
Brevard County Line 20-60 nm-Volusia-
Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 20-60 nm-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20-60 nm-Inland Volusia County-
Northern Lake County-Orange-Seminole-Southern Brevard County-
Osceola-Indian River-Okeechobee-St. Lucie-Martin-
Coastal Volusia County-Southern Lake County-
Northern Brevard County-
558 AM EDT Thu May 25 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
A late season front will push through central Florida today and
may trigger isolated thunderstorms as it encounters lingering high
moisture over the area. Brisk southwesterly winds aloft will push
showers and thunderstorms to the northeast around 40 mph. While
storm coverage will be greatly reduce from Wednesday, it should be
noted that all thunderstorms are capable of producing deadly
cloud to ground lightning. Due to their rapid motion, if skies
darken to the west and southwest, residents should not wait for
thunder to move indoors.

.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms will move northeast at
around 40 knots. Due to this rapid motion, any thunderstorms that
develop will be capable of generating wind gusts well in excess
of 35 knots. Inland lakes are not immune from the effects of
strong storms and hazardous boating conditions can quickly develop
over lakes with gusty winds and dangerous lightning. Be prepared
to see safe harbor well before a storm approaches your area.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
Hazardous boating conditions will continue as a fresh to strong
west to southwest breeze prevails over the local Atlantic through
mid afternoon. While the offshore component will limit the
potential for high seas, they will generate very rough, short
period wind waves of 3 and 5 feet near shore tonight 5 to 7 feet
offshore with dominant wave periods at or below 6 seconds. A
Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 4 PM areawide.

.FIRE WEATHER IMPACT...
Despite the beneficial rain most areas received on Wednesday, much
of east central Florida remains in a severe to extreme drought
with average rainfall well below average since January of this
year. Furthermore, drier air will begin to filter into central
Florida behind an approaching late season front, while breezy
west to southwest winds today that will aid in the spread of any
new or existing wild fires.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
A small, long period background swell will combine with a strong
astronomical tide to generate a moderate rip current threat along
area beaches today. The threat will be highest between 11:00 AM
and 5:00 PM due to tidal effects.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
Much drier air will work its way into Central Florida as the
weekend approaches, resulting in low relative humidity that could
aid in the spread of wildfires. Residents are urged to check with
local authorities regarding any burn bans that could impact
outdoor activities for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
Thunderstorms are not forecast until early next week.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed today.

$$

Bragaw



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