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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
829 PM EST Mon Feb 19 2018

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
201330-
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-
829 PM EST Mon Feb 19 2018

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ATLANTIC BEACHES TONIGHT...
...BREEZY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC WATERS TONIGHT...

This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

Rip Currents: There will be a high risk for rip currents along the
Atlantic beaches starting this afternoon.

Wind: A small craft advisory is in effect for the Atlantic coastal
waters through tonight for gusty easterly winds.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

The threat for rip currents along the Atlantic beaches will likely
remain high through mid-week.

Fog development is likely over interior South Florida the next few
nights.

Strengthening high pressure to our north will lead to increasing
easterly flow by mid next week. Hazardous boating conditions are
possible.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

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
318 PM EST Mon Feb 19 2018

FLZ168-172-173-201200-
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Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
318 PM EST Mon Feb 19 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...This afternoon through at least Thursday evening.

* IMPACTS...Rough surf and rip currents will continue to create
  dangerous waters for swimmers along all Atlantic beaches. Rip
  currents will become strong near structures in the water such
  as piers, jetties and reefs.

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.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.

&&

$$


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