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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
346 AM EDT Wed Sep 18 2019

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-190000-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0023.190918T1200Z-190919T0000Z/
Southern Brevard-Indian River-St. Lucie-Martin-Coastal Volusia-
Northern Brevard-
346 AM EDT Wed Sep 18 2019

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a High Rip
Current Risk, which is in effect from 8 AM EDT this morning
through this evening.

* TIMING...While life-threatening rip currents will be present all
  day, the risk will be highest after 2 PM.

* IMPACTS...Large swells from Hurricane Humberto will produce
  rough surf and numerous strong rip currents in the surf zone,
  posing a threat to all swimmers today. Entering the surf is not
  advised.

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 jetties and
piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards and the beach patrol. Pay
attention to flags and posted signs.

&&

$$

Kelly

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
428 AM EDT Wed Sep 18 2019

FLZ125-133-138-181900-
/O.EXT.KJAX.CF.S.0005.000000T0000Z-190919T1200Z/
/O.EXT.KJAX.RP.S.0013.000000T0000Z-190922T0100Z/
Coastal Duval-Coastal St. Johns-Coastal Flagler-
428 AM EDT Wed Sep 18 2019

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...
...ELEVATED WATER LEVELS ALONG THE ST JOHNS AND ALONG PORTIONS OF
NORTHEAST FLORIDA COAST...

* LOCATIONS... Northeast Florida Beaches, from Talbot Island to
  Flagler Beach.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...Up to 1 to 1.5 feet above predicted
  astronomical tide mainly along the St Johns River and
  Intracoastal waterways. Above normal water levels may continue
  the next few days.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Low lying roads and flood prone areas
  may see minor flooding.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...Life-threatening rip currents are
  expected as strong north to northeast winds continue and high
  swells continue. Surf will be rough and dangerous with breaker
  heights around 5 feet. Minor beach erosion is possible.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS...

* TIMING...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

There is a High Risk of rip currents.

Rip currents will be life threatening.

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 and the beach patrol.
Pay attention to flags and posted signs.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current remain calm.
Don`t fight the current. Swim in a direction following the
shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave
for help. If tired, float or tread water until out of the rip
current.

&&

$$

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
244 AM EDT Wed Sep 18 2019

FLZ168-181445-
/O.EXT.KMFL.SU.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-190923T0000Z/
/O.EXT.KMFL.RP.S.0033.000000T0000Z-190923T0000Z/
Coastal Palm Beach-
244 AM EDT Wed Sep 18 2019

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT SUNDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* WAVES AND SURF...Seas building to 10 to 12 feet off the palm
  Beach Coast, with surf heights of 7 to 10 feet possible.

* TIMING...through Sunday evening.

* IMPACTS...Life threatening rip currents will pose a hazard to
  swimmers. Heed the advice of lifeguards. Swimming is not
  recommended. Dangerous conditions are expected at and around
  jettys and inlets. Boaters should use extreme caution in these
  areas.

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.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.

A sudden onset of rough seas may cause hazardous conditions,
which may occur suddenly at jettys and inlets. These conditions
could catch boaters by surprise. Boaters should use caution when
entering or exiting the inlets and jetty areas.

&&

$$

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