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  Hazardous Weather Outlook Text
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Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
420 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
232030-
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-
420 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...Strong thunderstorms are possible over South Florida today...
...High Risk of Rip Currents along the Atlantic beaches...
...Deteriorating Marine Conditions will persist into the weekend...
...Smoke and fog could create visibility issues this morning...

This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Rip currents: There is a High Risk of Rip Currents for the Atlantic 
beaches today and tonight.

Thunderstorms: Afternoon and evening thunderstorms are possible today
with the threat of strong winds, hail, locally heavy rainfall, and
dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning. Isolated severe thunderstorms
cannot be ruled out today.

Wind: Sustained wind speeds over the local waters of 20 to 25 knots 
are expected by this afternoon. Any thunderstorms that develop today 
could produce strong wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph.

Hail: The strongest thunderstorms today could produce hail up to the
size of a quarter.

Visibility: Areas of smoke and fog will be possible this morning 
across portions of interior South Florida. Visibility may be reduced 
below 2 miles at times in the thickest fog.

Waves: Hazardous marine conditions are possible across the local waters
beginning today as seas build to 9 to 11 feet in the Atlantic ahead 
of an approaching frontal boundary.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A high risk of Rip Currents is expected for the Atlantic beaches through
the weekend.

Hazardous marine conditions are expected to persist into the weekend.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Widespread spotter activation is not anticipated, however individual
spotters are encouraged to report high wind, hail and 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.

$$

RAG

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