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Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO)

Issued by Melbourne, FL (MLB)

                            
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FLUS42 KMLB 200922
HWOMLB

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
422 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-202130-
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-
422 AM EST Tue Feb 20 2018

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
A continuing east swell will keep a moderate risk for life-
threatening rip currents at area beaches, especially in the
afternoon due to tidal effects. A longshore current will also
exist at the beaches today. This current flows parallel to the 
beach and can be strong enough to knock you off the sandbar into 
deep water. Check with ocean rescue personnel about surf zone 
hazards when arriving at the beach, and only swim near a 
lifeguard.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
Southeast winds of 15 to 20 knots are expected offshore south
of Cape Canaveral and nearshore south of Sebastian Inlet. As
a result, small craft should exercise caution across these
waters.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.
Increasing southeast winds into mid week will build wind waves 
across the Atlantic. Small craft may need to exercise caution at 
times, especially across the offshore waters beyond 20 nautical
miles. Persistent onshore wind flow through the upcoming week and
a residual ocean swell will elevate the rip current risk at east 
central Florida beaches.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed today.

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