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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
440 PM EST Fri Feb 21 2020

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
220945-
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-
440 PM EST Fri Feb 21 2020


...HAZARDOUS MARINE AND BEACH CONDITIONS TONIGHT...
...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR THE EAST COAST...
...HIGH SURF AND WIND ADVISORY FOR COASTAL PALM BEACH...

This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

Coastal Flood: Building swell and surf will keep High Surf Advisory
conditions for coastal Palm Beach tonight.

Waves: Wave heights of 7 to 9 feet are possible over the offshore
Gulf waters, even higher over the Gulf stream. A Gale Warning is in
effect for the Atlantic waters while a Small Craft Advisory is in
effect for all other South Florida waters.

Wind: Winds across the waters of South Florida will be 20 to 33
knots with higher gusts of 35 to 40 knots possible over the Atlantic
waters. Northerly winds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts up to 35 mph will
keep Wind Advisory conditions over the coastal Palm Beach tonight.

Rip currents: There is a High Risk of Rip Currents for Palm Beach
today and a moderate risk of Rip currents exists for the rest of the
South Florida beaches. However, the risk of rip current increases
overnight to a High Rick for Broward and Miami- Dade.

Temperature: Minimum temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s are
forecast across the interior and Gulf Coast tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Hazardous marine conditions are expected to continue through the
weekend with building waves, swell, and high winds anticipated.
Coastal impacts are also possible this weekend including beach
erosion, high surf, rip currents, and minor coastal flooding around
the times of high tide.

.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.

$$



Rip Current Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
325 PM EST Fri Feb 21 2020

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Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
325 PM EST Fri Feb 21 2020

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST SATURDAY
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents expected.

* WHERE...Coastal Broward and Coastal Miami-Dade Counties.

* WHEN...From 1 AM EST Saturday through Sunday morning.

* IMPACTS...Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away
  from shore into deeper water.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

Baxter



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