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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
419 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018

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-
419 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018


This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.


Rip currents: There is a high risk of rip currents on all South
Florida beaches.

Thunderstorms: Isolated thunderstorms are possible today, producing
occasional lightning. A few thunderstorms may become strong to
severe with damaging winds and possible tornadoes.

Tornadoes: Tornadoes are possible in thunderstorms and rainbands
across South Florida.

Waterspouts: Waterspouts are possible in thunderstorms and rainbands
through this evening.

Wind: A few of the strongest thunderstorms and rainbands may produce
wind gusts in excess of 50 mph. A Tropical Storm Warning is in
effect for outer Gulf waters where Subtropical Storm Alberto will
lead to sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph. For the remainder of South
Florida waters, southeast winds of 20 to 30 knots with gusts to gale
force are expected, and there is a Small Craft Advisory in effect.

Flooding: Widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches with locally
much higher amounts are forecast today. This may lead to flooding,
especially over urban areas. Low-lying areas, canals, poor drainages,
streets and roadways, and possibly structures may be impacted. A
Flood Watch is in effect. Minor tidal inundation of up to 1 foot is
possible on the Gulf coast, particularly near high tide which will
occur at roughly noon today.

Waves: Seas of 8 to 12 feet are expected on outer Gulf waters today,
where a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect. For nearshore Gulf
waters and in the Gulf Stream, seas of 5 to 7 feet can be expected. A
Small Craft Advisory is out for the remainder of Gulf and Atlantic


A High Risk of Rip Currents exists on all South Florida beaches
Memorial Day, and hazardous conditions may persist into Tuesday on
Atlantic beaches.

Locally heavy rainfall may lead to flooding on Memorial Day, with
concerns potentially continuing into Tuesday.

There is a Marginal Risk for tornadoes in South Florida on Memorial


Spotter activation will be needed. Individual spotters are
encouraged to report high wind and flooding to the National Weather
Service forecast office in Miami.

For more information...visit the National Weather Service in
Miami website at


Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Miami FL
332 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018

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-
332 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018


The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of South Florida, including the following areas,
  Coastal Broward, Coastal Collier, Coastal Miami-Dade, Coastal
  Palm Beach, Far South Miami-Dade, Glades, Hendry, Inland
  Broward, Inland Collier, Inland Miami-Dade, Inland Palm Beach,
  Mainland Monroe, Metro Broward, Metro Miami-Dade, and Metro
  Palm Beach.

* Through this evening

* Widespread 3 to 6 inches of rainfall are expected due to deep
  tropical moisture streaming northward across South Florida.
  Locally much higher amounts are possible. Rainfall of this
  magnitude may lead to flooding.

* Grounds are becoming increasingly saturated from significant
  rainfall this weekend, and additional rainfall will only
  aggravate the situation. Flooding of canals, streets, and
  underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and low-lying spots
  can be expected. The hardest hit areas may see water intruding
  on vulnerable structures and causing impassable travel lanes and


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



Rip Current Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
328 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018

Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
328 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018


* TIMING...through Monday.

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


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

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.



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