Hazardous Weather Outlook
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000 FLUS42 KMLB 020947 HWOMLB Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Melbourne FL 447 AM EST Tue Mar 2 2021 AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141- 144-147-030000- 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- Northern Lake-Orange-Seminole-Southern Brevard-Osceola- Indian River-Okeechobee-St. Lucie-Martin-Coastal Volusia- Southern Lake-Northern Brevard- 447 AM EST Tue Mar 2 2021 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. .RIP CURRENT IMPACT... Rough surf with breaking waves of 4 to 6 feet and a high risk of dangerous rip currents expected today at the Atlantic beaches of Brevard and Volusia Counties. Along the Treasure Coast, a moderate risk of rip currents is expected. While rip currents will be present all day, the threat will be highest from 2PM to 6PM this afternoon. Large breaking waves can knock you off your feet and make you even more susceptible to becoming caught in the seaward pull of a rip current. Swimming is not advised in the high risk area. Only 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. .WIND AND SEA IMPACT... Northerly winds this morning veering easterly into this afternoon and increasing to 15-20 knots with seas of 6 to 8 feet beyond 20nm from the Brevard and Volusia Coasts. A Small Craft Advisory will go into effect for the offshore Volusia zone at 7AM this morning and the offshore Brevard zone at 1PM this afternoon. Due to seas 4 to 6 feet, small craft should exercise caution in the nearshore Brevard and Volusia waters today. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY. At least a moderate risk of rip currents and hazardous seas are expected to continue into mid-week. A chance of lightning storms will be ongoing Wednesday morning into Wednesday afternoon as a low pressure center moves across north Florida early Wednesday. A few storms could become strong with gusty winds and possibly small hail. Another low pressure center is forecast to develop over the gulf of Mexico on Saturday. There will be a chance of storms Saturday with approach of this system, with a few of the storms possibly becoming strong as the low and associated cold front crosses the state late Saturday. Strong winds and building seas, with rough surf conditions are expected over the open Atlantic Sunday and into early next week. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will not be needed today and tonight. $$ Leahy

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