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High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
310 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

FLZ033-038-250000-
/O.CON.KJAX.SU.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-170324T0900Z/
/O.CON.KJAX.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-170325T0300Z/
ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-
310 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT FRIDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKERS OF 7 TO 8 FEET ARE EXPECTED.

* TIMING...STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING.
  A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. BREAKER
  HEIGHTS TO 7 FEET FEET THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

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.

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.

&&

$$



Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
310 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

FLZ033-038-250000-
/O.CON.KJAX.SU.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-170324T0900Z/
/O.CON.KJAX.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-170325T0300Z/
ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-
310 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT FRIDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKERS OF 7 TO 8 FEET ARE EXPECTED.

* TIMING...STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING.
  A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. BREAKER
  HEIGHTS TO 7 FEET FEET THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

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.

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
623 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

AMZ450-452-454-470-472-474-FLZ020>025-030>033-035>038-040-124-125-
GAZ132>136-149>154-162>166-241030-
Coastal waters from Altamaha Sound to Fernandina Beach FL out
20 NM-
Coastal waters from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine FL out
20 NM-
Coastal waters from St. Augustine to Flagler Beach FL out 20 NM-
Waters from Altamaha Sound GA to Fernandina Beach FL from 20 to
60 NM-
Waters from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine FL from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from St. Augustine to Flagler Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
Hamilton-Suwannee-Columbia-Baker-Inland Nassau-Inland Duval-Union-
Bradford-Clay-St. Johns-Gilchrist-Alachua-Putnam-Flagler-Marion-
Coastal Nassau-Coastal Duval-Coffee-Jeff Davis-Bacon-Appling-
Wayne-Atkinson-Ware-Pierce-Brantley-Inland Glynn-Coastal Glynn-
Echols-Clinch-Charlton-Inland Camden-Coastal Camden-
623 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WIND ADVISORY FOR COASTAL LOCATIONS TODAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR THE ST. JOHNS AND FLAGLER COUNTY
BEACHES...
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH FRIDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Northeast Florida,
Southeast Georgia and the Adjacent Coastal Waters.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight...
Strong high pressure will build southward down the U.S. eastern
seaboard today, creating strong onshore winds for coastal
locations. A Wind Advisory has been issued from the late morning
through the early evening hours for coastal locations, where
sustained wind speeds will approach 25 mph, with occasional gusts
to 40 mph possible. The strong onshore winds will create high surf
at the St. Johns and Flagler County beaches this afternoon and
evening. A High Risk of Rip Currents is expected at all area
beaches, and Small Craft Advisories remain in effect for the
coastal waters.

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible over portions of northeast
and north central Florida today, mainly for locations south of a
line from St. Augustine to Gainesville. Severe thunderstorms are
not anticipated, but stronger activity may produce wind gusts of
40 to 50 mph, small hail, and frequent lightning strikes.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday...
A Small Craft Advisory will remain in effect through noon on
Friday for the near shore coastal waters, with Small Craft
Advisories likely continuing through at least Saturday in the
offshore waters. A High Risk of Rip Currents will continue at all
area beaches on Friday, with an elevated risk likely continuing
through the weekend.

Isolated thunderstorms are possible over inland southeast Georgia
on Sunday and Sunday night. Isolated thunderstorms are possible
each afternoon and evening from Monday through Wednesday area-
wide.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

For additional information, visit the National Weather Service in
Jacksonville website on the internet at weather.gov/jax.

$$

Nelson




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