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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-272300-
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-
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
BREEZY ONSHORE WINDS OF 15 MPH GUSTING AS HIGH AS 20 TO 25 MPH WILL
CONTINUE TO PRODUCE ROUGH SURF AND LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS
ALONG AREA BEACHES TODAY. MORNING REPORTS FROM LOCAL BEACH PATROLS
INDICATE VERY ROUGH AND CHOPPY CONDITIONS WITH HIGH LEVELS OF STRONG
RIP CURRENT ACTIVITY. THE GREATEST THREAT FOR RIPS WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON DUE TO TIDAL EFFECTS. IF
YOU MUST ENTER INTO THE OCEAN DURING THESE DANGEROUS SURF ZONE
CONDITIONS...DO SO ONLY NEAR A LIFEGUARD!

.FIRE WEATHER IMPACT...
INCREASINGLY DRY VEGETATION OVER MOST OF THE AREA AND BREEZY EAST
WINDS WILL RESULT IN A MODERATE THREAT FOR WILDFIRE SPREAD TODAY.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
EASTERLY WINDS WILL KEEP BEACH CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS WITH DANGEROUS
SURF AND LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS INTO NEXT WEEKEND.

A DRIER AIR MASS WILL INHIBIT THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL LATE WEEK WHEN
MOISTURE IS FORECAST TO INCREASE.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

WEITLICH/CRISTALDI




Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
413 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-280000-
/O.CAN.KMLB.RP.S.0012.000000T0000Z-150527T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KMLB.BH.S.0006.150527T0813Z-150528T0000Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
413 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR ROUGH SURF AND LIFE THREATENING RIP
CURRENTS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS...ROUGH SURF AND MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS.

* TIMING...ROUGH SURF WILL OCCUR...ESPECIALLY INTO THE LATE
  MORNING AND AFTERNOON. THE GREATEST SEAWARD PULL FROM RIP
  CURRENTS SHOULD BE ABOUT 3 HOURS EITHER SIDE OF THE LOW
  TIDES...AROUND 10 AM.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS WILL CAUSE
  HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS AT EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS ROUGH
SURF...RIP CURRENTS AND OTHER HAZARDS CREATE LIFE-THREATENING
CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR
NEAR THE WATER.

THE BEST SAFETY ADVICE IS TO ONLY ENTER THE SURF NEAR A LIFEGUARD.
ROUGH SURF CAN OFTEN BE MUCH MORE DANGEROUS THAN IT APPEARS
WHILE STANDING ON THE BEACH. HEAVY BREAKING WAVES CAN KNOCK YOU
OFF A SANDBAR INTO DEEPER WATER.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A CURRENT...NEVER ATTEMPT TO SWIM
DIRECTLY AGAINST IT...AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY. INSTEAD...TREAD
WATER AND SWIM AT AN ANGLE AWAY FROM THE CURRENT. THEN ONCE OUT OF
THE CURRENT...SWIM DIRECTLY BACK TOWARD THE BEACH.

&&

$$



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