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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
446 AM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-182100-
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/O.CON.KMLB.SU.Y.0002.200117T1500Z-200118T2100Z/
Southern Brevard-Indian River-St. Lucie-Martin-Coastal Volusia-
Northern Brevard-
446 AM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

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

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1000 AM THIS MORNING
TO 400 PM SATURDAY...

* WHAT...For the High Surf Advisory, large breaking waves building
  up to 7 feet today. For the High Rip Current Risk, dangerous rip
  currents.

* WHERE...Southern Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin,
  Coastal Volusia and Northern Brevard Counties.

* WHEN...For the High Surf Advisory, from 1000 AM this morning to
  400 PM Saturday. For the High Rip Current Risk, through
  Saturday evening.

* IMPACTS...Dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and
  localized beach erosion. Rip currents can sweep even the best
  swimmers away from shore into deeper water.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The next high tide cycles along the east
  central Florida coast will occur between 100 PM and 130 PM this
  afternoon around 200 AM Saturday morning, and between 200 PM
  and 230 PM Saturday afternoon.

  While numerous, strong rip currents will be present for the
  next two days, the threat will be highest today through 1000 AM,
  this afternoon after 400 PM, Saturday morning between 500 AM and
  1100 AM, and in the afternoon after 500 PM due to tidal effects.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

High surf will affect the beaches in the advisory area, producing
localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions.
Swimmers should remain out of the water due to large breaking
waves and dangerous surf conditions.

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 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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