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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
355 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

FLZ173-090500-
/O.EXA.KMFL.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-160210T0000Z/
COASTAL MIAMI DADE-
355 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS CREATING EXTREMELY DANGEROUS
  CONDITIONS FOR SWIMMERS.

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
937 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
090245-
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-
937 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS CONTINUE...
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS GULF AND ATLANTIC COASTS...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

RIP CURRENTS: THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG PALM
BEACH AND BROWARD COUNTIES. THERE IS A MODERATE RISK ALONG THE
MIAMI-DADE.

TEMPERATURES: APPARENT TEMPS MAY FALL TO 45F ACROSS NORTHERN
GLADES COUNTY LATE TONIGHT.

WAVES: A LONG PERIOD NORTH NORTHEAST SWELL WILL MOVE INTO THE
LOCAL ATLANTIC WATERS TODAY. SWELLS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK AROUND 4
TO 6 FEET OFFSHORE PALM BEACH COUNTY LATER THIS EVENING, KEEPING
SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHTS AROUND 7 TO 9 FEET IN THE ATLANTIC. THIS
MAY LEAD TO MINOR BEACH EROSION AND COASTAL FLOODING IN VULNERABLE
SPOTS, ESPECIALLY AT HIGH TIDES. IN THE GULF, SEAS WILL INCREASE
TO 8 TO 10 FEET LATE TONIGHT IN THE OFFSHORE WATERS WITH A
WESTERLY WIND SURGE.

WIND: WESTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE OVER THE GULF WATERS TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND OVER THE ATLANTIC WATERS THIS
EVENING BEHIND ANOTHER COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH SOUTH FLORIDA.
OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO GALE FORCE WILL BE POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL KEEP HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS OVER ALL
THE LOCAL WATERS THROUGH MID WEEK. A LINGERING LONG PERIOD SWELL
WILL KEEP SEAS HIGHER IN THE ATLANTIC THROUGH LATE WEEK, ALONG
WITH A MODERATE TO HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW NORMAL FOR MOST OF THE WEEK. LOW
TEMPERATURES MAY FALL INTO THE MID TO UPPER 40S AGAIN ACROSS
PORTIONS OF SOUTH FLORIDA TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHTS BEHIND
ANOTHER FRONTAL BOUNDARY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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

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