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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
1105 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

AMZ450-452-454-470-472-474-FLZ020>025-030>033-035>038-040-
GAZ132>136-149>154-162>166-191000-
ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST AUGUSTINE FL OUT 20 NM-
ST AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST AUGUSTINE FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
ST AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-HAMILTON-
SUWANNEE-COLUMBIA-BAKER-NASSAU-DUVAL-UNION-BRADFORD-CLAY-ST JOHNS-
GILCHRIST-ALACHUA-PUTNAM-FLAGLER-MARION-COFFEE-JEFF DAVIS-BACON-
APPLING-WAYNE-ATKINSON-WARE-PIERCE-BRANTLEY-INLAND GLYNN-
COASTAL GLYNN-ECHOLS-CLINCH-CHARLTON-INLAND CAMDEN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
1105 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...FLOOD WATCH THROUGH TONIGHT...

...STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING IN NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA...

...HIGH SURF AND A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES...

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...

...MAJOR FLOODING FORECAST FOR THE SANTA FE RIVER AT THREE
RIVERS ESTATES...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA...SOUTHEAST
GEORGIA AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...
HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE...WITH A FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT.
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2-4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH
TONIGHT...WITH ISOLATED TOTALS OF 4-6 INCHES POSSIBLE IN SOUTHEAST
GEORGIA.

STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT IN NORTHERN FLORIDA. DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND ISOLATED
TORNADOES WILL BE THE PRIMARY THREATS.

STRONG ONSHORE WINDS WILL KEEP SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS IN
PLACE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS. HIGH SURF MAY RESULT IN BEACH
EROSION...ESPECIALLY DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE. A HIGH RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS CONTINUES TODAY AT AREA BEACHES.

MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING WITHIN SEVERAL LOCAL RIVER
BASINS. PLEASE REFER TO THE RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS AND STATEMENTS FOR
MORE INFORMATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...

RAINFALL WILL SLOWLY DECREASE ON SATURDAY MORNING.

NORTHERLY WINDS WILL RAPIDLY STRENGTHEN ON SATURDAY NIGHT AS LOW
PRESSURE MOVES OFFSHORE. WIND SPEEDS MAY INCREASE TO GALE
STRENGTH OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS BY EARLY SUNDAY...WITH GALE
FORCE GUSTS POSSIBLE IN THE NEAR SHORE WATERS. SEAS WILL RAPIDLY
BUILD...WITH DANGEROUS SURF AND AN ELEVATED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH MONDAY AT AREA BEACHES...WITH BEACH
EROSION POSSIBLE DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST FOR THE SANTA FE RIVER AT THREE RIVERS
ESTATES FOR THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS
OCCURRING WITHIN SEVERAL LOCAL RIVER BASINS. PLEASE REFER TO THE
RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS AND STATEMENTS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS IN NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE REQUESTED TO SELF-ACTIVATE
IF WARNINGS ARE ISSUED LATER TODAY AND THIS EVENING.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
IN JACKSONVILLE WEBSITE ON THE INTERNET AT WEATHER.GOV/JAX.

$$









Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
411 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

FLZ020>025-030>033-035>038-040-GAZ132>136-149>154-162>166-182100-
/O.CON.KJAX.FA.A.0001.140418T1600Z-140419T1000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
HAMILTON-SUWANNEE-COLUMBIA-BAKER-NASSAU-DUVAL-UNION-BRADFORD-CLAY-
ST JOHNS-GILCHRIST-ALACHUA-PUTNAM-FLAGLER-MARION-COFFEE-
JEFF DAVIS-BACON-APPLING-WAYNE-ATKINSON-WARE-PIERCE-BRANTLEY-
INLAND GLYNN-COASTAL GLYNN-ECHOLS-CLINCH-CHARLTON-INLAND CAMDEN-
COASTAL CAMDEN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JASPER...LIVE OAK...LAKE CITY...
MACCLENNY...FERNANDINA BEACH...JACKSONVILLE...LAKE BUTLER...
STARKE...GREEN COVE SPRINGS...ST AUGUSTINE...TRENTON...
GAINESVILLE...PALATKA...PALM COAST...OCALA...DOUGLAS...
HAZLEHURST...ALMA...BAXLEY...JESUP...PEARSON...WAYCROSS...
BLACKSHEAR...NAHUNTA...BRUNSWICK...STATENVILLE...HOMERVILLE...
FOLKSTON...WOODBINE...ST MARYS
411 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* ALL OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.

* FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...
  WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE IN SOUTHEAST
  GEORGIA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$

NELSON









High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
408 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

FLZ024-025-033-038-GAZ154-166-182300-
/O.NEW.KJAX.SU.Y.0001.140418T0808Z-140418T2300Z/
/O.CON.KJAX.RP.S.0002.000000T0000Z-140418T2300Z/
NASSAU-DUVAL-ST JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL GLYNN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
408 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* WAVES AND SURF...ROUGH POUNDING SURF OF 6 TO 8 FEET IS EXPECTED
  TODAY...DECREASING EARLY THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...STRONG ONSHORE WINDS WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP
  CURRENTS THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL BE COMMON AT AREA BEACHES THROUGH
  THIS EVENING. BEACH GOERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IF ENTERING
  THE SURF.

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 AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

&&

$$

NELSON







Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
408 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

FLZ024-025-033-038-GAZ154-166-182300-
/O.NEW.KJAX.SU.Y.0001.140418T0808Z-140418T2300Z/
/O.CON.KJAX.RP.S.0002.000000T0000Z-140418T2300Z/
NASSAU-DUVAL-ST JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL GLYNN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
408 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* WAVES AND SURF...ROUGH POUNDING SURF OF 6 TO 8 FEET IS EXPECTED
  TODAY...DECREASING EARLY THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...STRONG ONSHORE WINDS WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP
  CURRENTS THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL BE COMMON AT AREA BEACHES THROUGH
  THIS EVENING. BEACH GOERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IF ENTERING
  THE SURF.

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 AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

&&

$$

NELSON







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