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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
437 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

FLZ043-050-052-056-057-061-139-142-148-149-151-155-160-162-165-
239-242-248-249-251-255-260-262-265-GMZ830-836-850-853-856-870-
873-876-060845-
SUMTER-PINELLAS-POLK-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-DESOTO-COASTAL LEVY-
COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-
COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-INLAND LEVY-INLAND CITRUS-
INLAND HERNANDO-INLAND PASCO-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND MANATEE-
INLAND SARASOTA-INLAND CHARLOTTE-INLAND LEE-TAMPA BAY WATERS-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
437 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS IN THE WAKE OF A
COLD FRONT WILL HELP TO GENERATE HIGH SEAS OVER THE GULF
WATERS TODAY. AS THE HIGH SEAS NEAR THE COAST THEY WILL
PRODUCE SURF IN THE 2 TO 4 FOOT RANGE AT AREA BEACHES. THE
INCREASED WAVE ACTION WILL LEAD TO A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
THROUGH THIS EVENING. A RIP CURRENT IS A 10 TO 30 YARD WIDE
CHANNEL OF WATER THAT CAN PULL EVEN A STRONG SWIMMER INTO DEEPER
WATER.

TO AVOID GETTING CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM AT GUARDED
BEACHES AND HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL. AT UNGUARDED
BEACHES AND NEAR PIERS...JETTIES...AND INLETS...DO NOT GO INTO
THE SURF MUCH ABOVE YOUR KNEES.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS
ALONG WITH SEAS OF 5 TO 7 FEET WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS BOATING
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT.
FISHERMEN AND OTHER SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS MAY WANT TO POSTPONE
TRIPS INTO THE GULF UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE ON FRIDAY.

...FIRE WEATHER IMPACT...
MUCH DRIER AND COOLER AIR WILL ADVECT INTO WEST CENTRAL AND
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT. THE DRIER
AIR WILL SUPPORT 3 TO 5 HOURS OF CRITICALLY LOW HUMIDITY VALUES
BELOW 35 PERCENT OVER INTERIOR SECTIONS OF THE NATURE COAST
DURING THE AFTERNOON. THE LOW HUMIDITY VALUES COUPLED WITH
ELEVATED ERCS AND GUSTY WINDS COULD SUPPORT INSTANTANEOUS RED
FLAG CONDITIONS IN THESE AREAS.

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

...FIRE WEATHER IMPACT...
A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION THROUGH SATURDAY.
ELEVATED ERC VALUES COMBINED WITH LONG DURATIONS OF HUMIDITY
VALUES BELOW 35 PERCENT WILL PRODUCE ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER DANGERS
ON FRIDAY AND AGAIN ON SATURDAY...BUT LIGHTER WINDS SHOULD
PRECLUDE RED FLAG CONDITIONS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

MCMICHAEL

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
619 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

AMZ450-452-454-470-472-474-FLZ020>025-030>033-035>038-040-124-125-
GAZ132>136-149>154-162>166-060900-
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-
619 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES THROUGH TONIGHT FOR THE COASTAL WATERS...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES CONTINUE THROUGH LATE TONIGHT FOR THE
COASTAL WATERS DUE TO STRONG OFFSHORE WIND SPEEDS...WITH ELEVATED
SEAS OFFSHORE.

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

BREEZY CONDITIONS AND A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL RESULT IN AN
ELEVATED FIRE DANGER FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AT INLAND LOCATIONS ON
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

.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.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
447 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
060900-
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-
447 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ON AREA BEACHES...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

WIND: GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE OVER
THE LOCAL GULF AND ATLANTIC WATERS. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE
CAUTION..

WAVES: SEAS UP TO 7 FEET ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE OFFSHORE
GULF AND ATLANTIC WATERS TODAY.

RIP CURRENTS: THERE IS MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE
ATLANTIC AND GULF BEACHES TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

VERY DRY NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE BEHIND THE COLD FRONT
THROUGH THE WEEKEND, BRINGING AN INCREASED FIRE DANGER TO SOUTH
FLORIDA.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

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

$$

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