National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
Graphical Hazardous Weather Outlook
for east-central Florida.
Products issued at:500 PM EDT Tue Mar 26 2019

threat awareness

500 PM EDT Tue Mar 26 2019 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT. .WIND AND SEA IMPACT... Boating conditions will rapidly deteriorate tonight in the Atlantic Atlantic waters offshore Volusia County. Northeast winds will increase after sunset, reaching 20 to 25 knots with gusts to Gale Force after midnight. Seas will build rapidly to 7 to 10 feet offshore and 6 to 8 feet nearshore. Late this evening, a Small Craft Advisory goes into effect for the nearshore Volusia waters and a Gale Warning will go into effect for the Volusia offshore waters, beyond 20 miles. .FLOOD IMPACT... The cold front that will bring the rapid increase in winds, seas and surf offshore Volusia County is expected to slow down as it reaches central Florida. Increasing moisture and winds are expected to focus across Volusia County, and possibly adjacent northern sections of Lake and Brevard Counties as well. Through early Wednesday morning, rainfall amounts one inch and an inch and a half will be possible, with localized amounts of 2 to 4 inches in isolated barrier island locations of northeast Volusia County. This could cause local urban and poor drainage flooding and ponding of water on local roadways. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY. Very dangerous boating and beach conditions will develop down the Florida east coast Wednesday. North to Northeast winds will increase behind a cold front, with speeds of 20 to 25 knots gusting to Gale Force. This will cause seas to build rapidly, reaching heights of 11 to 14 feet over the open Atlantic waters Wednesday through Thursday. Along the coast, large breaking waves of 7 to 9 feet will produce rough, pounding surf and numerous strong rip currents, posing a significant danger to persons who consider entering the ocean. Minor coastal flooding and minor to moderate beach erosion will be possible around times of high tide. The main High tides of concern will occur Wednesday between 1:30 and 2:00 PM, Thursday morning around 2:30 AM, and again in the afternoon between 2:30 and 3:00 PM. Although winds will decrease Friday, seas and surf will be much slower to subside so hazardous boating and beach conditions will persist through at least the end of the work week. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Formal spotter activation will not be needed tonight. Spotters in Volusia County are asked to relay any reports of rainfall amounts two inches or greater late tonight and early Wednesday morning to the National Weather Service in Melbourne. $$ Kelly/Cristaldi




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