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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
343 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...HIGH SURF AND HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR AREA BEACHES
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.LARGE WAVES OVER THE GULF WILL PROPAGATE TOWARD THE COAST TODAY
THEN SUBSIDE IN THE EVENING.

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-270300-
/O.NEW.KTBW.SU.Y.0005.150226T0900Z-150227T0300Z/
/O.EXT.KTBW.RP.S.0011.000000T0000Z-150227T0300Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
343 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A
HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS
EVENING.

* WAVES AND SURF...WAVES OF 10 FEET WILL GENERATE SURF OF 4 TO 6
  FEET TODAY.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...HIGH SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL CREATE
  HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 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.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN DANGEROUS WATER ACTION IS
EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST.  THIS INCLUDES ROUGH SURF...LARGE
BREAKING WAVES...RIP CURRENTS...AND STRONG UNDERTOW.

BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO HEED LIFEGUARD WARNINGS.

&&

$$

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TAMPA


Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
343 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...HIGH SURF AND HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR AREA BEACHES
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.LARGE WAVES OVER THE GULF WILL PROPAGATE TOWARD THE COAST TODAY
THEN SUBSIDE IN THE EVENING.

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-270300-
/O.NEW.KTBW.SU.Y.0005.150226T0900Z-150227T0300Z/
/O.EXT.KTBW.RP.S.0011.000000T0000Z-150227T0300Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
343 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A
HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS
EVENING.

* WAVES AND SURF...WAVES OF 10 FEET WILL GENERATE SURF OF 4 TO 6
  FEET TODAY.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...HIGH SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL CREATE
  HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 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.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN DANGEROUS WATER ACTION IS
EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST.  THIS INCLUDES ROUGH SURF...LARGE
BREAKING WAVES...RIP CURRENTS...AND STRONG UNDERTOW.

BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO HEED LIFEGUARD WARNINGS.

&&

$$

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TAMPA


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
251 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

AMZ450-452-454-470-472-474-FLZ020>025-030>033-035>038-040-124-125-
GAZ132>136-149>154-162>166-272100-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
HAMILTON-SUWANNEE-COLUMBIA-BAKER-INLAND NASSAU-INLAND DUVAL-UNION-
BRADFORD-CLAY-ST. JOHNS-GILCHRIST-ALACHUA-PUTNAM-FLAGLER-MARION-
COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-COFFEE-JEFF DAVIS-BACON-APPLING-
WAYNE-ATKINSON-WARE-PIERCE-BRANTLEY-INLAND GLYNN-COASTAL GLYNN-
ECHOLS-CLINCH-CHARLTON-INLAND CAMDEN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
251 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA...
SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED DURING THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE IN THE WEEKEND ACROSS THE ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS. ELEVATED
SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK ACROSS THE
OFFSHORE WATERS.

ROUGH SURF AND AN ELEVATED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIKELY
ON SATURDAY AS NORTHEASTERLY FLOW INCREASES AS HIGH PRESSURE
STRENGTHENS TO OUR NORTH.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
IN JACKSONVILLE WEBSITE ON THE INTERNET AT WEATHER.GOV/JAX.

$$


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
620 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

AMZ610-650-670-FLZ063-066>070-168-GMZ656-676-270030-
LAKE OKEECHOBEE-
COASTAL WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH, FL OUT
20 NM-
WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO 60 NM-GLADES-HENDRY-INLAND PALM BEACH-METRO PALM BEACH-
COASTAL COLLIER-INLAND COLLIER-COASTAL PALM BEACH-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL OUT 20 NM-
GULF WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PALMDALE...MOORE HAVEN...CLEWISTON...
LA BELLE...BIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE RESERVATION...PAHOKEE...
SOUTH BAY...BELLE GLADE...WELLINGTON...LION COUNTRY SAFARI...
SOUTH COUNTY REGIONAL PARK...PALM SPRINGS...FLORIDA GARDENS...
ABERDEEN...BOCA WEST...NAPLES...IMMOKALEE...JUPITER...
WEST PALM BEACH...BOCA RATON
620 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING...LIGHT FAST MOVING SHOWERS WILL
CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHEAST FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO ACROSS THE
NORTHERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA AND INTO THE ATLANTIC WATERS.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM THE SHOWERS WILL BE LESS THAN TENTH OF AN
INCH.

$$

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
552 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-270200-
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-
552 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

.NOW...

THE COLD FRONT HAS PUSHED JUST SOUTH OF MARTIN COUNTY LATE THIS
AFTERNOON. CONSIDERABLE CLOUDINESS AND SCATTERED SHOWERS REMAIN NORTH
OF THE FRONT ACROSS SOUTHERN OSCEOLA AND BREVARD COUNTIES AS WELL AS
INDIAN RIVER AND OKEECHOBEE WITH MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AT 35
TO 40 MPH. ADDITIONAL SHOWERS SHOULD DEVELOP ACROSS SAINT LUCIE AND
MARTIN COUNTIES EARLY THIS EVENING. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR ONE OR TWO
THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP BETWEEN LAKE OKEECHOBEE AND THE TREASURE
COAST.

COOLER AIR WILL FILTER DOWN INTO CENTRAL FLORIDA WITH TEMPERATURES
FALLING INTO THE 50S FROM ORLANDO METRO NORTHWARD ACROSS LEESBURG...
DELAND AND DAYTONA BEACH THIS EVENING.


&&

ADDITIONAL DETAILS...INCLUDING GRAPHICS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/MLB/BLOG.PHP

$$

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