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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
352 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS BROWARD/MIAMI-DADE COUNTIES THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

FLZ172-173-031200-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0022.000000T0000Z-160503T1800Z/
COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI-DADE-
352 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE DANGEROUS
  CONDITIONS FOR SWIMMERS ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST BEACHES OF
  BROWARD AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTIES.

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.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
115 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
030515-
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-
115 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR SOUTHEAST FLORIDA BEACHES...
...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY BEACHES...
...SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE INTERIOR AREAS...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

RIP CURRENTS: THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR THE BEACHES
IN BROWARD AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTIES. THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF
RIP CURRENTS AT THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BEACHES.

THUNDERSTORMS: THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS INTERIOR
SOUTH FLORIDA ALONG, AND MAINLY NORTH OF, ALLIGATOR ALLEY AND
BETWEEN NAPLES, AND LAKE OKEECHOBEE REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND
EARLY EVENING; AND ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA COAST LATE THIS
EVENING AND TONIGHT. OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING IS THE MAIN CONCERN
WITH THIS ACTIVITY.

NO OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR SOUTHEAST FLORIDA IS EXPECTED TO
LAST UNTIL EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THEN, RIP CURRENT RISK AT THE
ATLANTIC BEACHES WILL BEGIN TO LESSEN TOWARD THE MIDDLE OF THE
WEEK.

THE CHANCES OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE EACH DAY THROUGH THE MIDDLE
OF THE WEEK, WITH THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY ACROSS MOST OF SOUTH FLORIDA
BY WEDNESDAY. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW STRONG STORMS TUESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY, WITH STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND HAIL THE MAIN CONCERNS
AT THIS TIME.

NO OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

FOR MORE INFORMATION...VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
MIAMI WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MIAMI.

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