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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
808 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
251000-
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 EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF, FL EXTENDING FROM 20 NM
TO THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF THE 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-
GULF WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
808 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ATLANTIC BEACHES...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS IN THE GULF STREAM...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

RIP CURRENTS: A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES FOR THE
ATLANTIC BEACHES.

WIND: SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE
ATLANTIC WATERS AS WELL AS THE OUTER GULF WATERS.

WAVES: SEAS WILL BE UP TO 9 FEET TONIGHT IN THE GULF STREAM,
LEADING TO HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

THE RIP CURRENT RISK ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES WILL LIKELY REMAIN
ELEVATED INTO THE EARLY PART OF NEXT WEEK.

SEAS WILL SLOWLY BEGIN TO SUBSIDE ON SATURDAY WITH 7 FOOT SEAS
STILL POSSIBLE INTO SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

.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
339 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

FLZ168-172-173-250345-
/O.EXT.KMFL.RP.S.0026.000000T0000Z-141025T1200Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
339 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

* TIMING...THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AT THE ATLANTIC BEACHES
  CREATING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SWIMMING.

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 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.

&&

$$




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