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Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
323 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018


FLZ168-172-173-230430-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0013.000000T0000Z-180224T0000Z/
Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
323 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...Through at least Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...Rough surf and rip currents will continue to create
  dangerous waters for swimmers along all Atlantic beaches. Rip
  currents will become strong near structures in the water such
  as piers, jetties and reefs.

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.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.

&&

$$


http://www.weather.gov/miami


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook...Corrected
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
850 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-231100-
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-
850 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
East to southeast winds of near 15 knots will create choppy, short
period waves of up to 6 feet, resulting in poor boating conditions
over the Atlantic coastal waters beyond 20 nautical miles offshore.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
A moderate southeast wind will continue to produce poor conditions
for small craft operators through late week. Rough surf and rip
currents will also continue hazardous conditions at area beaches.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed tonight.

$$

Kelly/Cristaldi

Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida...UPDATED
National Weather Service Miami FL
435 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
230945-
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-
435 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES...

This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

Rip Currents: There will be a high risk for rip currents along the
Atlantic beaches.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

The threat for rip currents along the Atlantic beaches will likely
remain high through early this weekend.

Strong high pressure to our northeast will lead to breezy easterly
winds through early this weekend. Hazardous boating conditions are
expected, especially for the the Atlantic.

.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 Melbourne FL
700 PM EST THU FEB 22 2018

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-231100-
Coastal Volusia-Flagler Beach to Volusia-
Brevard County Line 20 NM to 60 NM Offshore-Flagler Beach to Volusia-
Brevard County Line Out to 20 NM-Indian River-Inland Volusia-Martin-
Northern Brevard-Northern Lake-Okeechobee-Orange-Osceola-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20 NM to 60 NM Offshore-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet Out To 20 NM-Seminole-
Southern Brevard-Southern Lake-St. Lucie-Volusia-
Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 20 NM to 60 NM Offshore-
Volusia-Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet Out to 20 NM-
700 PM EST THU FEB 22 2018

.NOW...

...Warm to mild lows tonight with a slight chance of showers along
the coast...

Expect lows to drop into the middle 60s across the interior counties
of east central Florida. The coastal counties will see lows ranging
from the upper 60s west of Interstate 95 to the lower 70s near the
Intracoastal Waterway and over the barrier islands...with few spots
staying near 75 degrees along the immediate Treasure Coast.

Poor boating conditions will continue over the Atlantic waters
beyond 20 nautical miles...with seas up to 6 feet. Operators of small
craft should exercise caution.


&&

Additional details...including graphics are available online at:
http://www.weather.gov/mlb/blog

$$

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