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Hazardous Weather Outlook January 26, 2018

Hazardous Weather Outlook January 26, 2018

Hazardous Weather Outlook January 26, 2018

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Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Melbourne FL 500 AM EST Fri Jan 26

Affected Areas:

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-

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

TODAY AND TONIGHT. .HIGH WIND IMPACT… High pressure along the eastern seaboard will keep a tight pressure gradient across the area. This will produce breezy to windy conditions today. A Lake Wind Advisory is in effect through 7 pm for all of east central Florida. Winds will remain breezy to windy along the immediate coast and beaches tonight.

COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT

Rough surf will continue at east central Florida beaches into early evening. The rough surf can knock you down and make you susceptible to being caught in a rip current

RIP CURRENT IMPACT

On top of the rough surf, a continued east swell will contribute to a moderate risk for rip currents at east central Florida beaches today. Entering the very chilly surf is not recommended even for advanced swimmers. If you do, only swim near a life guard and do not swim alone.

WIND AND SEA IMPACT

Gusty northeast to east winds will build seas across the Atlantic waters. Marine conditions will be hazardous and a Small Craft Advisory will remain in effect through the weekend.

LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a Lake Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 7 AM this morning to 7 PM EST this evening. * WINDS…Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 mph with wind gusts up to 25 to 30 mph. * IMPACTS…The gusty winds will create choppy conditions across the inland lakes. Boaters should exercise caution and always were a life jacket on the water. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Lake Wind Advisory indicates that winds will cause rough chop on area lakes. Small boats will be especially prone to capsizing.

FIRE WEATHER IMPACT

Although critically low relative humidity is not expected today gusty northeast to east winds will heighten the fire weather concern.

SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

An extended period of poor to hazardous boating and beach conditions is expected to last into the upcoming weekend with a prolonged period of breezy onshore flow. An approaching front will bring a slight chance for lightning storms by Sunday afternoon and night to all of east central Florida. The front moves east of the area early next week.

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