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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
424 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-070000-
/O.NEW.KMLB.BH.S.0003.150506T1200Z-150507T0000Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
424 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR ROUGH SURF WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT
THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS...ROUGH SURF IS EXPECTED. ALSO THERE WILL BE A MODERATE
  RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS AND A DEVELOPING LONGSHORE CURRENT THIS
  AFTERNOON. MINOR BEACH EROSION IS POSSIBLE AROUND THE TIMES OF
  HIGH TIDE.

* TIMING...TODAY INTO EARLY EVENING.

* LOCATION...ALL EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA BEACHES.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS SWIMMING
  CONDITIONS AT EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA BEACHES. THERE WILL BE A RISK
  OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS NEAR JETTIES AND PIERS AND ALSO A LONG
  SHORE CURRENT DEVELOPING ALONG THE COAST DURING THE LATE
  AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...ROUGH SURF AND OTHER HAZARDS
CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION
SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER.

&&

$$

15

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
1050 PM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY EXPIRES...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.THE LONG-PERIOD SWELLS ARE SUBSIDING BUT WILL STILL PRODUCE
ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE ORANGE COUNTY
COAST.

CAZ552-061400-
/O.EXP.KSGX.SU.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-150506T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KSGX.BH.S.0007.150506T0600Z-150507T0500Z/
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
1050 PM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* CHANGES SINCE LAST ISSUANCE...SWELLS AND SURF ARE
  DECREASING...BUT STRONG RIP CURRENTS REMAIN A THREAT TO SAFETY.

* WAVES AND SURF...5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SETS TO 10 FEET AT
  FAVORED LOCATIONS...IN PARTICULAR THE WEDGE.

* TIMING...THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. PEOPLE STANDING TOO
  CLOSE TO THE WAVES MAY BE SWEPT OFF THEIR FEET AND INJURED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION. SWIMMERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED NOT TO ENTER THE WATER.

&&

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS STRONG
RIP CURRENTS...ELEVATED SURF HEIGHTS...MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW...OR
LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE AT LOCAL BEACHES. OBEY POSTED WARNING
SIGNS AND FLAGS AND TALK TO A LIFEGUARD BEFORE SWIMMING. USE
CAUTION WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER AND ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

&&

$$

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