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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
412 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-181615-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0014.140918T0812Z-140919T0000Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA-
NORTHERN BREVARD-
412 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THE RISK WILL BE GREATEST THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON DUE
  TO TIDAL EFFECTS. HOWEVER...THE THREAT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS SWELLS FROM EDOUARD SLOWLY
  SUBSIDE.

* IMPACTS...WHEN THE RIP CURRENT THREAT IS HIGH...THE SURF IS
  DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS. THE POWERFUL SEAWARD PULL
  OF A RIP CURRENT CAN CARRY EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER OUT BEYOND
  THE SAND BAR. SWIMMERS ARE URGED NOT TO VENTURE INTO THE SURF
  BEYOND KNEE DEPTH.

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.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

$$


BRAGAW


Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
445 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

FLZ047-053-054-058-059-064-147-181200-
INDIAN RIVER-MARTIN-NORTHERN BREVARD-OKEECHOBEE-OSCEOLA-
SOUTHERN BREVARD-ST. LUCIE-
445 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

...LOCALLY DENSE FOG FORMING FROM BREVARD AND OSCEOLA COUNTIES
SOUTHWARD THIS MORNING....

AT 445 AM...SURFACE OBSERVATIONS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED
VISIBILITIES OCCASIONALLY DROPPING BELOW ONE MILE FROM OSCEOLA
AND BREVARD COUNTIES SOUTHWARD INTO INDIAN RIVER AND SAINT LUCIE
COUNTIES. THIS AREA OF FOG WILL DRIFT SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE LAKE
OKEECHOBEE AND TREASURE COAST REGIONS THROUGH SUNRISE. MOTORISTS
CAN EXPECT RAPID CHANGES IN VISIBILITY...WHICH WILL OCCASIONALLY
DROP TO LESS THAN A FEW HUNDRED YARDS. COMMUTERS IN THIS AREA SHOULD
PLAN TO ENCOUNTER FOG ON THEIR MORNING COMMUTE. LEAVE A LITTLE EARLY
TO ALLOW YOURSELF EXTRA TIME TO SAFELY ARRIVE AT YOUR DESTINATION.
WHEN DRIVING IN FOG...REDUCE YOUR SPEED...USE ONLY YOUR LOW BEAM
HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE SUFFICIENT DISTANCE BETWEEN YOUR VEHICLE AND
THE ONE IN FRONT OF YOU.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
505 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

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-
873-876-190915-
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-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
505 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...FOG IMPACT...
PATCHY IS OCCURRING EARLY THIS MORNING...ESPECIALLY ACROSS
INLAND LOCATIONS WHICH RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL YESTERDAY.
VISIBILITIES WILL OCCASIONALLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER
MILE. IF DRIVING...SLOW DOWN...USE YOUR LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS...AND
LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF
YOU.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED...WITH THE GREATEST COVERAGE
DURING THE AFTERNOON AND OVER INLAND LOCATIONS. THUNDERSTORMS
THAT DEVELOP WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG GUSTY
WINDS...FREQUENT DEADLY LIGHTNING...AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS WHICH
MAY RESULT IN PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS AND IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.


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

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
EXPECTED FRIDAY...THEN MAINLY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG GUSTY
WINDS...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS... AND FREQUENT DEADLY LIGHTNING
STRIKES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

RUDE

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
455 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
182100-
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 EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF, FL EXTENDING FROM 20 NM
TO THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF THE 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-
GULF WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
455 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

...SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS STORMS THIS AFTERNOON...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

RIP CURRENTS: THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE
ATLANTIC BEACHES.

THUNDERSTORMS: SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE
POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING MAINLY ACROSS THE
INTERIOR...ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 75.

WIND: THE STRONGEST STORMS TODAY WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIND
GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

FLOODING: MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN LOW LYING AND POORLY
DRAINED AREAS OF THE EAST AND WEST COAST METRO AREAS WITH ANY
STORMS THAT DEVELOP TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL REMAIN LIKELY INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.
FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND GUSTY WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE EACH DAY...ALONG
WITH LOCALIZED FLOODING WHERE ANY HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS BECOME
CONCENTRATED.

.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
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
452 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-182100-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE
OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE 20 TO
60 NM OFFSHORE-
WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 20 TO
60 NM OFFSHORE-
WATERS FROM SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 20 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
INLAND VOLUSIA-NORTHERN LAKE-ORANGE-SEMINOLE-SOUTHERN BREVARD-
OSCEOLA-INDIAN RIVER-OKEECHOBEE-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA-
SOUTHERN LAKE-NORTHERN BREVARD-
452 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
LONG PERIOD SWELLS FROM DISTANT HURRICANE EDOUARD WILL CONTINUE TO
IMPACT THE EAST FLORIDA COAST TODAY AND GENERATE A HIGH RIP CURRENT
THREAT ALONG AREA BEACHES. THE THREAT WILL BE HIGHEST THROUGH 1:30
PM DUE TO TIDAL EFFECTS. BEACH GOERS ARE URGED TO CHECK WITH
LOCAL BEACH RESCUE FOR THE LATEST SURF CONDITIONS AND NOT ENTER
THE SURF ABOVE YOUR KNEES. ALWAYS SWIM WITHIN SIGHT OF A
LIFEGUARD.

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
LINGERING MOISTURE BEHIND A FRONTAL TROUGH WILL ALLOW SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP ACROSS CENTRAL
FLORIDA TODAY. STORM MOTION WILL BE WEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH. A FEW
STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG THIS AFTERNOON WITH WIND GUSTS AROUND 40
MPH...FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...AND LOCAL HEAVY
RAINFALL.

.DENSE FOG/SMOKE IMPACT...
PATCHY DENSE FOG HAS DEVELOPED ALONG THE SPACE AND TREASURE COAST
AND WILL LAST THROUGH DAYBREAK...MAINLY SOUTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 192.
VISIBILITIES WILL VARY WIDELY AND MAY DROP BELOW ONE QUARTER
MILE AT TIMES. DRIVERS ARE URGED TO SLOW DOWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING
FOG AS VISIBILITIES CAN FLUCTUATE RAPIDLY AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
LONG PERIOD SWELLS GENERATED BY DISTANT HURRICANE EDOUARD WILL
SUBSIDE OVER THE LOCAL ATLANTIC WATERS TODAY. THE INCOMING SWELL
WILL CREATE ROUGH CONDITIONS NEAR THE INLETS...ESPECIALLY DURING
THE OUTGOING TIDE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. BOATERS NAVIGATING THE
INLETS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION.

.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS ACROSS THE
CENTRAL FLORIDA AND THE LOCAL ATLANTIC TODAY. A FEW STORMS WILL BE
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIND GUSTS AROUND 35 KNOTS AS THEY MOVE
ACROSS INTERIOR LAKES AND PUSH OFFSHORE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
LONG PERIOD SWELLS FROM DISTANT HURRICANE EDOUARD WILL LINGER INTO
FRIDAY WITH AT A MODERATE RIP CURRENT THREAT EXPECTED ALONG AREA
BEACHES. RAIN CHANCES WILL INCREASE INTO THE WEEKEND WITH A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EACH AFTERNOON.

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

$$

BRAGAW

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
313 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

AMZ450-452-454-470-472-474-FLZ020>025-030>033-035>038-040-
GAZ132>136-149>154-162>166-191000-
ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST AUGUSTINE FL OUT 20 NM-
ST AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST AUGUSTINE FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
ST AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-HAMILTON-
SUWANNEE-COLUMBIA-BAKER-NASSAU-DUVAL-UNION-BRADFORD-CLAY-ST JOHNS-
GILCHRIST-ALACHUA-PUTNAM-FLAGLER-MARION-COFFEE-JEFF DAVIS-BACON-
APPLING-WAYNE-ATKINSON-WARE-PIERCE-BRANTLEY-INLAND GLYNN-
COASTAL GLYNN-ECHOLS-CLINCH-CHARLTON-INLAND CAMDEN-COASTAL CAMDEN-
313 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY...

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

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

ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL PREVAIL THIS
AFTERNOON. A FEW STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS
AND HAIL.

A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS WILL PREVAIL DUE TO LINGERING EAST
SWELLS AND INCREASED ONSHORE FLOW.

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

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED EACH AFTERNOON
THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK.

A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH AT LEAST
FRIDAY DUE TO LINGERING EAST SWELLS AND ONSHORE FLOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT REQUESTED AT THIS TIME.

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

$$


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
622 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

FLZ063-066-069-070-075-GMZ656-657-676-181200-
GLADES-HENDRY-COASTAL COLLIER-INLAND COLLIER-MAINLAND MONROE-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE, FL OUT 20 NM-
GULF WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO BONITA BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PALMDALE...MOORE HAVEN...CLEWISTON...
LA BELLE...BIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE RESERVATION...NAPLES...
IMMOKALEE...FLAMINGO
622 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL
CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO AND MOVE TO THE
SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH INTO THE WEST COAST METRO AREAS OF SOUTH
FLORIDA BEFORE DISSIPATING OVER THE INTERIOR AREAS OF SOUTH
FLORIDA. WIND GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH AND RAINFALL AMOUNTS UP TO TENTH
OF AN INCH CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THE HEAVIEST SHOWERS. MARINERS CAN
ALSO EXPECT HIGHER SEAS IN AND NEAR THE SHOWERS.

$$

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