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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
749 PM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
241200-
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 from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Deerfield Beach to Ocean Reef FL from 20 to 60 NM
excluding the territorial waters of 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-
Waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
749 PM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...A FEW LINGERING STORMS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR THE ATLANTIC BEACHES...
...HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF THE LOCAL WATERS...

This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.

.DAY ONE...THIS EVENING INTO TONIGHT

Rip currents: There is a High Risk of Rip Currents for the Atlantic
beaches through tonight.

Thunderstorms: A few lingering thunderstorms are possible through the
evening hours, primarily across eastern areas and the local Atlantic
waters. The primary threat will be frequent lightning and possible
small hail up to pea size.

Wind: East northeast winds of 20-25 knots will be possible across the
offshore Gulf and Atlantic waters, including Biscayne Bay this
evening into tonight.

Waves: Hazardous marine conditions are possible across the local waters
beginning today as seas build to 7 to 14 feet in the Atlantic ahead
of an approaching frontal boundary.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A High Risk of rip currents is expected for the Atlantic beaches
through the weekend. Rough surf will also be possible for the beaches
of Palm Beach County, possibly leading to minor beach erosion.

Hazardous marine conditions are expected to persist into the weekend.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Widespread spotter activation is not anticipated, however individual
spotters 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.

$$




Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
403 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

FLZ168-172-173-241200-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0011.000000T0000Z-170325T0000Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI-DADE-
403 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE FORECAST ALONG
  THE ATLANTIC BEACHES OF SOUTH FLORIDA, WHICH WILL BE HAZARDOUS
  FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE.

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.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
CURRENT.

&&

$$


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