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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
1045 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018

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1045 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
Squalls containing heavy rain and gusty winds will move northward 
across the region through the afternoon. Occasional lightning 
strikes and wind gusts up to 50 mph will occur in the stronger 
storms. A few storms may contain damaging wind gusts near 60 mph. 
Wind shear will support rotating cells and potential for isolated 
tornadoes into early this evening. The threat for severe weather 
should decrease overnight.  

.FLOOD IMPACT...
Conditions remain favorable for heavy rainfall and localized 
flooding where any persistent rainbands can set up. Some locations 
are experiencing saturated soil due to heavier rains since last 
week. Anyone planning travel today should not try to drive through 
water of unknown depth on roadways. A Flood Watch Continues through 
Monday. 

.HIGH WIND IMPACT...
Southeast winds near 20 mph will occasionally gust up to 35 mph away 
from showers and storms. This will produce hazardous boating 
conditions on the intracoastal waters and inland lakes. A Lake Wind 
Advisory is in effect. 

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
Strong winds and building surf will occur today as Alberto moves 
northward over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Rough surf and strong 
currents will be present. Bathers are advised against entering the 
water to any floating depth. Do not swim alone. 

.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
There is a high likelihood of wind gusts around 35 to 40 knots 
over the Atlantic waters as numerous squalls move north across the
marine area as well as over larger lakes and bodies of water of
central Florida.

.WATERSPOUT IMPACT...
Sufficient low level wind shear will support waterspouts over the 
adjacent Atlantic waters and large lakes of east central Florida.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
Hazardous boating conditions occurring with southeast winds 20 to 30 
knots with occasional gusts to gale force offshore. A Small Craft 
Advisory is in effect areawide.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
Abundant tropical moisture will continue across the region and a 
few periods of showers and lightning storms are expected through 
at least Memorial Day.

The main hazard will be a possibility of widespread heavy rainfall,
causing flooding to become more of a concern. Dangerous lightning
strikes, gusty winds will be possible. Boating and beach conditions
will remain hazardous into Monday as well. 

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotters should monitor the weather and self activate if necessary. 
Please report rainfall amounts of 3 inches or greater to the National
Weather Service in Melbourne.

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SK/JP