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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
443 AM EDT Fri Mar 24 2017

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
242045-
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-
443 AM EDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR THE ATLANTIC BEACHES...
...HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF THE LOCAL WATERS...
...A FEW ATLANTIC & EAST COAST STORMS POSSIBLE TODAY...

This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Rip currents: There is a High Risk of Rip Currents for the Atlantic
beaches through the weekend.

Thunderstorms: A few isolated thunderstorms are possible today,
mainly over the Atlantic waters and east coast. The primary threat
will be lightning.

Wind: East northeast winds of 20 to 25 knots will be possible,
mainly across the Atlantic waters.

Waves: Hazardous marine conditions continue across the local waters
with 7 to 14 foot seas in the Atlantic.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

A High Risk of rip currents is expected for the Atlantic beaches
through the weekend. Rough surf will also be possible for the beaches
of Palm Beach County, possibly leading to minor beach erosion.

Hazardous marine conditions are expected to persist into the weekend.

.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.

$$

RAG




Short Term Forecast

Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Miami FL
934 AM EDT Fri Mar 24 2017

AMZ630-650-651-670-671-FLZ067-068-071>075-168-172>174-241600-
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-Inland Palm Beach-
Metro Palm Beach-Inland Broward-Metro Broward-Inland Miami-Dade-
Metro Miami-Dade-Mainland Monroe-Coastal Palm Beach-
Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-Far South Miami-Dade-
Including the cities of Pahokee, South Bay, Belle Glade,
Wellington, Lion Country Safari, South County Regional Park,
Palm Springs, Florida Gardens, Aberdeen, Boca West,
Miccosukee Indian Reservation, Markham Park, Coconut Creek,
Coral Springs, Tamarac, Sunrise, Plantation, Davie, Cooper City,
Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Homestead, Florida City,
Redland, Miccosukee Resort, Kendale Lakes, West Kendall,
Country Walk, Shark Valley, Miami, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes,
Hialeah, Doral, South Miami, Kendall, Cutler Ridge, Flamingo,
Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach,
Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hollywood Beach,
Aventura, Miami Beach, Miami Shores, Downtown Miami, Cutler Bay,
Homestead Bayfront Park, and Everglades National Park
934 AM EDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.NOW...

WIDELY SCATTERED LIGHT TO MODERATE SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
MIDDAY ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST FLORIDA AND THE ADJACENT
ATLANTIC WATERS. GENERAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE AROUND ONE TENTH
INCH, WITH UP TO ONE QUARTER INCH POSSIBLE WITH ANY HEAVIER
ACTIVITY IN MIAMI-DADE AND SOUTHERN BROWARD COUNTIES.

$$




Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
302 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

FLZ168-172-173-250900-
/O.EXT.KMFL.RP.S.0011.000000T0000Z-170327T0000Z/
COASTAL PALM BEACH-COASTAL BROWARD-COASTAL MIAMI-DADE-
302 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE FORECAST ALONG
  THE ATLANTIC BEACHES OF SOUTH FLORIDA, WHICH WILL BE HAZARDOUS
  FOR THOSE IN THE SURF ZONE.

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.

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.

&&

$$


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