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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA/SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
928 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FLAGLER BEACH FL
OUT TO 60 NM.

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE SEAS...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE
HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE SEAS.

AMZ450-452-454-060930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
928 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT FRIDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
INLAND WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INLAND WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA/SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
928 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FLAGLER BEACH FL
OUT TO 60 NM.

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE SEAS...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE
HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE SEAS.

AMZ470-472-474-060930-
WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
928 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT FRIDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EASTERN PANHANDLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
846 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

GULF COASTAL WATERS FROM THE MOUTH OF THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO DESTIN
OUT TO 60 NM.

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE SEAS...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE
AVERAGE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE SEAS.

GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-060830-
APALACHEE BAY OR COASTAL WATERS FROM KEATON BEACH TO OCHLOCKONEE
RIVER FL OUT TO 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO KEATON BEACH OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
846 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT FRIDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO 10
KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. PROTECTED
WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
PROTECTED WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

HARRIGAN/WESTON

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
335 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-061200-
/O.CON.KTAE.SC.Y.0031.000000T0000Z-160506T1200Z/
APALACHEE BAY OR COASTAL WATERS FROM KEATON BEACH TO OCHLOCKONEE
RIVER FL OUT TO 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO KEATON BEACH OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
335 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT FRIDAY...

* WINDS...AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS AROUND 25 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...3 TO 5 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 7 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS
ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

HARRIGAN

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
227 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

AMZ450-452-454-470-472-474-060800-
/O.CON.KJAX.SC.Y.0030.000000T0000Z-160506T0800Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
227 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT FRIDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS.

* SEAS...3 TO 5 FEET NEARSHORE AND 5 TO 7 FEET OFFSHORE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS...
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
413 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-052100-
/O.CON.KMFL.FW.A.0001.160506T1200Z-160508T0000Z/
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-
413 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
063...066...067...068...069...070...071...072...073...074...
075...168...172...173 AND 174...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 063...066...067...068...
  069...070...071...072...073...074...075...168...172...173 AND
  174.

* WIND...WINDS OF 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 15 MPH ARE
  FORECAST BOTH DAYS.

* HUMIDITY...AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP INTO THE LOW
  TO MID 30S BOTH DAYS.

* ENERGY RELEASE COMPONENT (ERC)...ERC IS NOT FORECAST FOR THOSE
  PERIODS AS OF YET, HOWEVER, FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE HAS REPORTED
  FUELS WILL LIKELY BECOME VOLATILE BY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...CORRECTED EXPIRATION TIME
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
837 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-060900-
FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA-BREVARD COUNTY LINE 0-20 NM-
VOLUSIA-BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 0-20 NM-SEBASTIAN
INLET TO JUPITER INLET 0-20 NM-FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA-BREVARD
COUNTY LINE 20-60 NM-VOLUSIA-BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET
20-60 NM-SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 20-60 NM-INLAND VOLUSIA
COUNTY-NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY-ORANGE-SEMINOLE-SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
OSCEOLA-INDIAN RIVER-OKEECHOBEE-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA
COUNTY-SOUTHERN LAKE COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
837 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR NORTHWEST WINDS 15
TO 20 KNOTS WITH SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET NEAR SHORE AND 4 TO 6 FEET
OFFSHORE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
ANOTHER DRY PERIOD SETTING IN THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK WILL LEAD TO A
DECREASE IN FUEL MOISTURE AND AN INCREASING THREAT FOR WILDFIRE
SPREAD.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TONIGHT.

$$

LASCODY

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
619 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

AMZ450-452-454-470-472-474-FLZ020>025-030>033-035>038-040-124-125-
GAZ132>136-149>154-162>166-060900-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
HAMILTON-SUWANNEE-COLUMBIA-BAKER-INLAND NASSAU-INLAND DUVAL-UNION-
BRADFORD-CLAY-ST. JOHNS-GILCHRIST-ALACHUA-PUTNAM-FLAGLER-MARION-
COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-COFFEE-JEFF DAVIS-BACON-APPLING-
WAYNE-ATKINSON-WARE-PIERCE-BRANTLEY-INLAND GLYNN-COASTAL GLYNN-
ECHOLS-CLINCH-CHARLTON-INLAND CAMDEN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
619 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES THROUGH TONIGHT FOR THE COASTAL WATERS...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA...SOUTHEAST
GEORGIA AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES CONTINUE THROUGH LATE TONIGHT FOR THE
COASTAL WATERS DUE TO STRONG OFFSHORE WIND SPEEDS...WITH ELEVATED
SEAS OFFSHORE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

BREEZY CONDITIONS AND A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL RESULT IN AN
ELEVATED FIRE DANGER FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AT INLAND LOCATIONS ON
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
IN JACKSONVILLE WEBSITE ON THE INTERNET AT WEATHER.GOV/JAX.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
447 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
060900-
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-
447 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ON AREA BEACHES...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

WIND: GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE OVER
THE LOCAL GULF AND ATLANTIC WATERS. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE
CAUTION..

WAVES: SEAS UP TO 7 FEET ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE OFFSHORE
GULF AND ATLANTIC WATERS TODAY.

RIP CURRENTS: THERE IS MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE
ATLANTIC AND GULF BEACHES TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

VERY DRY NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE BEHIND THE COLD FRONT
THROUGH THE WEEKEND, BRINGING AN INCREASED FIRE DANGER TO SOUTH
FLORIDA.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

FOR MORE INFORMATION...VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
MIAMI WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MIAMI.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
437 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

FLZ043-050-052-056-057-061-139-142-148-149-151-155-160-162-165-
239-242-248-249-251-255-260-262-265-GMZ830-836-850-853-856-870-
873-876-060845-
SUMTER-PINELLAS-POLK-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-DESOTO-COASTAL LEVY-
COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-
COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-INLAND LEVY-INLAND CITRUS-
INLAND HERNANDO-INLAND PASCO-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND MANATEE-
INLAND SARASOTA-INLAND CHARLOTTE-INLAND LEE-TAMPA BAY WATERS-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
437 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS IN THE WAKE OF A
COLD FRONT WILL HELP TO GENERATE HIGH SEAS OVER THE GULF
WATERS TODAY. AS THE HIGH SEAS NEAR THE COAST THEY WILL
PRODUCE SURF IN THE 2 TO 4 FOOT RANGE AT AREA BEACHES. THE
INCREASED WAVE ACTION WILL LEAD TO A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
THROUGH THIS EVENING. A RIP CURRENT IS A 10 TO 30 YARD WIDE
CHANNEL OF WATER THAT CAN PULL EVEN A STRONG SWIMMER INTO DEEPER
WATER.

TO AVOID GETTING CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM AT GUARDED
BEACHES AND HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL. AT UNGUARDED
BEACHES AND NEAR PIERS...JETTIES...AND INLETS...DO NOT GO INTO
THE SURF MUCH ABOVE YOUR KNEES.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS
ALONG WITH SEAS OF 5 TO 7 FEET WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS BOATING
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT.
FISHERMEN AND OTHER SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS MAY WANT TO POSTPONE
TRIPS INTO THE GULF UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE ON FRIDAY.

...FIRE WEATHER IMPACT...
MUCH DRIER AND COOLER AIR WILL ADVECT INTO WEST CENTRAL AND
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT. THE DRIER
AIR WILL SUPPORT 3 TO 5 HOURS OF CRITICALLY LOW HUMIDITY VALUES
BELOW 35 PERCENT OVER INTERIOR SECTIONS OF THE NATURE COAST
DURING THE AFTERNOON. THE LOW HUMIDITY VALUES COUPLED WITH
ELEVATED ERCS AND GUSTY WINDS COULD SUPPORT INSTANTANEOUS RED
FLAG CONDITIONS IN THESE AREAS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

...FIRE WEATHER IMPACT...
A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION THROUGH SATURDAY.
ELEVATED ERC VALUES COMBINED WITH LONG DURATIONS OF HUMIDITY
VALUES BELOW 35 PERCENT WILL PRODUCE ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER DANGERS
ON FRIDAY AND AGAIN ON SATURDAY...BUT LIGHTER WINDS SHOULD
PRECLUDE RED FLAG CONDITIONS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

MCMICHAEL

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