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Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
1041 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

AMZ555-572-575-210900-
/O.NEW.KMLB.SC.Y.0015.180220T1541Z-180221T0900Z/
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 0-20 nm-Volusia-
Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 20-60 nm-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20-60 nm-
1041 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a Small
Craft Advisory, which is in effect until 4 AM EST Wednesday.

* WINDS...East to southeast winds between 15 and 20 knots with
  occasional gusts over 20 knots.

* WAVES/SEAS...The moderate to fresh southeast breeze will place
  the advisory area in the shadow of the north Bahamas. Rough seas
  will prevail between 4 and 6 feet with dominant periods 6
  seconds or less.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 20 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.

&&

$$


Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
357 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018


FLZ168-172-173-210500-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0013.000000T0000Z-180223T0000Z/
Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
357 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...Through at least Thursday evening.

* IMPACTS...Rough surf and rip currents will continue to create
  dangerous waters for swimmers along all Atlantic beaches. Rip
  currents will become strong near structures in the water such
  as piers, jetties and reefs.

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.

&&

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http://www.weather.gov/miami


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida...UPDATED
National Weather Service Miami FL
1013 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
210400-
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-
1013 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES...
...HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS FOR THE ATLANTIC WATERS DUE TO WIND...

This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Rip Currents: There will be a high risk for rip currents along the
Atlantic beaches today.

Wind: Small craft should exercise caution as gusty easterly winds
continue over the Atlantic waters.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

The threat for rip currents along the Atlantic beaches will likely
remain high through at least mid-week.

Strong high pressure to our northeast will lead to breezy easterly
winds through at least mid week. Hazardous boating conditions are
expected, especially for the the Atlantic.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

For more information...visit the National Weather Service in
Miami website at www.weather.gov/miami.

$$

RAG


Short Term Forecast


Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
453 PM EST TUE FEB 20 2018

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-210000-
Coastal Volusia-Flagler Beach to Volusia-
Brevard County Line 20 NM to 60 NM Offshore-Flagler Beach to Volusia-
Brevard County Line Out to 20 NM-Indian River-Inland Volusia-Martin-
Northern Brevard-Northern Lake-Okeechobee-Orange-Osceola-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20 NM to 60 NM Offshore-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet Out To 20 NM-Seminole-
Southern Brevard-Southern Lake-St. Lucie-Volusia-
Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 20 NM to 60 NM Offshore-
Volusia-Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet Out to 20 NM-
453 PM EST TUE FEB 20 2018

.NOW...
A southeast low level wind flow will push isolated showers northwest
over the Atlantic waters into evening.  A few will affect land
areas, especially around Cape Canaveral.  Rainfall amounts should
be a tenth of an inch or less.

&&

Additional details...including graphics are available online at:
http://www.weather.gov/mlb/blog

$$
RL

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