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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
945 PM EDT Tue May 22 2018

...The Flood Warning has been extended for the following
rivers in Florida...

  Alafia River At Lithia

.Heavy rain over the past week across west central Florida has
caused several rivers to rise above flood stage, although the
Alafia River at Lithia remains as the only river currently in flood.
Additional rain is forecast on Wednesday and could exacerbate


Do not drive cars through flooded areas.

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945 PM EDT Tue May 22 2018

...Flood Warning extended until Wednesday afternoon...
The Flood Warning continues for
  The Alafia River At Lithia
* Until Wednesday afternoon.
* At 9 PM Tuesday the stage was 13.7 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* The river is expected to fall below flood stage by tomorrow
* 13 feet...River Drive and Squirrel Run Way
  downstream of State Road 640 are completely covered by water. One
  home begins to flood.
* Flood history...This compares to a previous crest of 13.7 feet
  on Aug 14 1948.


               FLD        OBSERVED         FORECAST 8AM
LOCATION       STG   STG  DAY TIME    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun

 Lithia       13.0  13.7  Tue 09 PM  13.0   10.9    8.4    7.0    6.1


LAT...LON 2787 8218 2784 8228 2789 8228 2792 8218


Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
713 PM EDT Tue May 22 2018

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-
713 PM EDT Tue May 22 2018



Isolated to scattered showers may continue to develop over the
waters and push onshore along the Treasure Coast into tonight.
Should showers persist or move over the same area, producing
locally heavy rain amounts around an inch or greater, flooding of
roadways and poor drainage areas will be possible. This will be
especially true across Martin and Saint Lucie counties, which have
already had periods of very heavy rainfall and flooding issues
the past few days.

The plume of deep moisture is expected to remain over the Florida
peninsula through the holiday weekend producing scattered to
numerous showers and thunderstorms with periods of heavy
rainfall, dangerous cloud to ground lightning strikes, and gusty

Spotter activation will not be needed tonight. However, storm
spotters are requested to submit rainfall reports of 2 inches or
more to the National Weather Service in Melbourne.



Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
500 PM EDT Tue May 22 2018

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-
500 PM EDT Tue May 22 2018

...High Risk of Rip Currents Atlantic Beaches until 8 PM tonight...
...Thunderstorms Possible Across South Florida...

This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.


Rip currents: There is a high risk of rip currents along the Atlantic
beaches until 8 pm EDT this evening.

Thunderstorms: There is a slight chance of thunderstorms across South
Florida tonight with higher chances over interior northern areas.
The main hazards are lightning and urban flooding from heavy rain.


Scattered to numerous showers and a few thunderstorms will continue
the threat of localized flooding again on Wednesday, with the
greatest likelihood of heavier rainfall and potential flooding over
the interior and Gulf coast.

A tropical disturbance is forecast to lift slowly northward into the
Gulf of Mexico late this week, bringing another surge of deep
tropical moisture to South Florida. This may lead to numerous to
widespread showers and thunderstorms affecting the region for the end
of the week, through the weekend. Heavy rainfall is possible during
this time, aggravating ongoing flooding concerns. In addition, gusty
winds and locally rough seas, and occasional lightning will accompany
this activity.

The risk of rip currents will remain elevated for the Atlantic
beaches through Wednesday, then again over the Memorial Day weekend.


Widespread spotter activation is not anticipated, however individual
spotters are encouraged to report flooding to the National Weather
Service forecast office in Miami.

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