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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
307 PM EDT Mon May 21 2018

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
220715-
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-
307 PM EDT Mon May 21 2018

...High Risk of Rip Currents Atlantic Beaches...
...Isolated to Scattered Thunderstorms Across South Florida...

This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

Flooding: Numerous showers and isolated to scattered thunderstorms
will once again have the potential of causing flooding of streets and
poorly drained areas across South Florida.

Rip currents: There is a high risk of rip currents for the Atlantic
beaches.

Thunderstorms: Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will affect most
of South Florida and the adjacent waters today. Thunderstorms will be
most likely over the Gulf of Mexico waters, as well as southeast
coast metro areas and adjacent Atlantic waters during the morning to
midday time frame, and over interior and Gulf coast areas during the
afternoon and early evening.

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

Wind: Gusts of 40 to 45 mph are possible with the stronger showers
and thunderstorms, most likely over the Gulf of Mexico waters, as
well as east coast metro areas and adjacent Atlantic waters during
the morning to midday time frame, and over interior and Gulf coast
areas during the afternoon and early evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

Scattered to numerous showers and a few thunderstorms will continue
the threat of localized flooding through Wednesday, with the greatest
likelihood of heavier rainfall and potential flooding over the
interior and Gulf coast.

Another surge of deep tropical moisture will lead to an increase in
showers and thunderstorms affecting the region beginning Thursday or
Friday and lasting into the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Main
potential impacts at this time are flooding, gusty winds and locally
rough seas, and occasional lightning strikes.

The risk of rip currents will remain elevated for the Atlantic
beaches through Wednesday, then again by Saturday.

.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.

$$




Rip Current Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
402 AM EDT Mon May 21 2018

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Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
402 AM EDT Mon May 21 2018

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

* TIMING...Through Tuesday 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.

&&

$$


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