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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida...UPDATED
National Weather Service Miami FL
1046 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
180000-
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-
1046 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS PALM BEACH AND BROWARD COUNTIES...


This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Rip currents: There is a high risk of rip currents along the beaches
of Palm Beach and Broward Counties. There is a moderate risk for Miami-
Dade County beaches.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

The rip current risk will remain elevated along the east coast
beaches, especially Broward and Palm Beach counties, through at least
Saturday. The rip current risk is also expected to increase
substantially along the Collier County beaches on Sunday.

A strong cold front is forecast to sweep across South Florida on
Sunday. Thunderstorms are possible ahead of the front on Sunday
across South Florida and the adjacent waters, bringing gusty winds.
Increasing wind and seas will likely lead to hazardous marine
conditions over all local waters Sunday and Monday.

There could also be some minor coastal flooding along with rough surf
conditions along the beaches of Collier County on Sunday with the
passage of the cold front.

Temperatures behind the cold front will fall into the 40s and lower
50s late Sunday night and Monday morning, with wind chill values in
the 30s and 40s over much of South Florida during this time frame.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

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
318 PM EST Wed Jan 16 2019

FLZ168-172-171000-
/O.EXT.KMFL.RP.S.0002.000000T0000Z-190118T0000Z/
Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-
318 PM EST Wed Jan 16 2019

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...Through Thursday evening.

* IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents will pose a hazard to
  swimmers. Heed the advice of lifeguards. Swimming is not
  recommended.

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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