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Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO)

Issued by Melbourne, FL (MLB)

                            
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
533 AM EDT Mon May 28 2018

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
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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-
533 AM EDT Mon May 28 2018

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
Showers and isolated storms will increase across the area into 
the afternoon, with greatest coverage expected south and east of 
the I-4 corridor. Any heavier showers or storms will be capable of
producing gusty winds up to 40 mph as they move quickly toward 
the north to northeast up to 35 to 45 mph. Additional storm 
threats will include dangerous cloud to ground lightning strikes 
and locally heavy rainfall of 2 to 3 inches. 

.FLOOD IMPACT...
Conditions remain favorable for heavy rainfall and localized 
flooding where any persistent rainbands set up, especially across
Okeechobee County, Brevard County and the Treasure Coast. It was 
over this area where heavy rains fell yesterday and where 
greatest coverage of showers and storms are expected today. A 
Flood Watch continues for this portion of east central Florida 
through this evening. Anyone planning travel should not try to 
drive through water of unknown depth on roadways.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
Breezy southerly winds will generate a strong northward moving 
current along the coast today. This can knock swimmers off the 
sandbar into deeper water and make them more susceptible to 
dangerous rip currents along area beaches. Always swim near a 
lifeguard and never swim alone. 

.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
Heavier showers and isolated storms developing over the area this
afternoon, will be capable of producing gusts around 34 knots as
they move quickly toward the north to northeast up to 30 to 40 
knots and offshore through early this evening. 

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
Poor to hazardous boating conditions will continue over the 
coastal waters today into tonight. Southerly winds up to 15 to 20 
knots nearshore and up to 20 to 25 knots offshore, will decrease 
to 15 to 20 knots late today into tonight. These winds will keep 
seas elevated to around 6 to 7 feet away from the coast. 

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.
Abundant moisture will continue to linger across the region
through late week, which will continue to generate above normal
coverage of showers and storms each afternoon. The main hazards
will be a lingering potential for localized heavy rainfall and
minor flooding, as well as strong gusty winds and dangerous
lightning strikes with any storms. 

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed today. However, spotters are
requested to report rainfall amounts of 2 inches or greater to 
the National Weather Service in Melbourne.

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