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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida...UPDATED
National Weather Service Miami FL
647 PM EDT Sun May 20 2018

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
211200-
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-
647 PM EDT Sun May 20 2018

...Flood Watch until 8 PM EDT this Evening Broward County...
...Heavy Rainfall Possible Tonight...
...High Risk of Rip Currents East Coast Beaches...

This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

Flooding: Periods of heavy rainfall are possible tonight, mainly
over the metro areas of the Broward and Palm Beach Counties where
the grounds have become saturated from the earlier rains.
These downpours will likely cause many areas of minor flooding on
roadways and poor drainage areas. Where the heaviest rain occurs,
more significant flooding is possible with water intruding on
vulnerable structures and causing impassable travel lanes and
roadways. A Flood Watch is in Effect until 8 PM EDT for Broward
County.

Rip currents: There is a High Risk of Rip Currents for the Atlantic
beaches.

Thunderstorms: Isolated thunderstorms are forecast over all of South
Florida. The primary impacts from the thunderstorms will be lightning
strikes along with heavy rainfall.

Waterspouts: A few waterspouts are possible over all local waters
with the stronger showers and thunderstorms.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms with the threat of
localized flooding will continue on Monday. After a brief decrease
in showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday and Wednesday, another period
of heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and potential flooding is likely
starting Thursday and lasting into next weekend.

The risk of rip currents will remain elevated for the Atlantic
beaches through at least Wednesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Widespread spotter activation is not anticipated, however individual
spotters are encouraged to report flooding to the National Weather
Service forecast office in Miami.

For more information...visit the National Weather Service in
Miami website at www.weather.gov/miami.

$$

Baxter



Rip Current Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
426 PM EDT Sun May 20 2018

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Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
426 PM EDT Sun May 20 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a High Rip
Current Risk, which is in effect through Monday evening.

* TIMING...Through Monday Evening.

* IMPACTS...Strong rip currents will be hazardous for those in
  the surf zone along the Atlantic Beaches.

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



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