Monday, August 27, 2012

Flooding, Tornadoes, High Surf For East Central Florida

MELBOURNE, Florida - The National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida has issued a a Hazardous Weather Outlook which forecasts strong wind gusts, rain with possible flooding, high surf, and possible tornadoes this afternoon and tonight.


Waves, Wind, Pound Brevard County Beaches: VIDEO

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1255 PM EDT MON AUG 27 2012

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COASTAL WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE
OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE 20 TO
60 NM OFFSHORE-
WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 20 TO
60 NM OFFSHORE-
WATERS FROM SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 20 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
INLAND VOLUSIA-NORTHERN LAKE-ORANGE-SEMINOLE-SOUTHERN BREVARD-
OSCEOLA-INDIAN RIVER-OKEECHOBEE-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA-
SOUTHERN LAKE-NORTHERN BREVARD-
1255 PM EDT MON AUG 27 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
TROPICAL STORM ISAAC CONTINUE TO MOVES AWAY FROM EAST CENTRAL
FLORIDA OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON.
WHILE TRANSIENT SQUALLS WITHIN SEVERAL OUTER RAINBANDS AROUND THE
LARGE CIRCULATION OF ISAAC WILL AFFECT ALL OF THE REGION THROUGH
THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY...THERE HAS BEEN ONE PERSISTENT STRONG
RAINBAND THAT HAS SET UP ALONG THE BREVARD AND TREASURE COASTS.
ANY SQUALLS THAT MOVE THROUGH THE REGION WILL PRODUCE FREQUENT
CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES AND HEAVY RAIN. INTENSE SQUALLS
AND STORMS WILL EASILY BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIND GUSTS OF TO
50 MPH. WHILE THE OVERALL THREAT IS DIMINISHING...THE THREAT WILL
CONTINUE FOR ISOLATED EMBEDDED TORNADOES WITHIN RAINBANDS. THE
HIGHEST THREAT WILL WITHIN THE PERSISTENT RAINBAND ALONG THE
BREVARD AND TREASURE COAST WHERE SEVERAL TORNADIC CIRCULATIONS AND
ONE TOUCHDOWN HAVE OCCURRED TODAY.

.FLOOD IMPACT...
SEVERAL PERSISTENT RAINBANDS SET UP ACROSS THE REGION THIS MORNING
LEADING TO TRAINING OF HEAVY RAIN SQUALLS ACROSS
OKEECHOBEE AND OSCEOLA COUNTIES ALONG WITH LOCATIONS ALONG THE
TREASURE COAST. MINOR FLOODING IS NOW OCCURRING ACROSS THESE AREAS
LEADING T SEVERAL ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO STANDING WATER. ADDITIONAL
HEAVY RAINFALL WITH TOTALS UP TO 3 TO 4 INCHES WILL CONTINUE
ALONG THE TREASURE COAST AND SPREAD NORTHWARDS INTO BREVARD
COUNTY THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE AFTERNOON...AGGRAVATING
ONGOING FLOODING IN THESE LOCATIONS. STAY ALERT FOR FLOOD WARNINGS
FOR YOUR LOCATION THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. IF YOU ENCOUNTER FLOODED
ROADWAYS...DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS AS THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE
DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS.

.HIGH WIND IMPACT...
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WILL CONTINUE ALONG COASTAL AREAS
OF BREVARD...INDIAN RIVER...SAINT LUCIE...AND MARTIN COUNTIES
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. FARTHER NORTH AND INLAND...WINDS WILL
CONTINUE AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH POSSIBLE OUTSIDE
ANY SQUALLS IN ALL LOCATIONS. THIS WILL MAKE BOATING CONDITIONS ON
AREA LAKES AND THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY VERY HAZARDOUS THROUGH
THIS EVENING. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SLOWLY DIMINISH THROUGH SUNSET
AS ISAAC PULLS FURTHER WEST.

.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
SEVERAL OUTER RAINBANDS FROM TROPICAL STORM ISAAC ARE AFFECTING
THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON BRINGING FREQUENT SQUALLS ACROSS THE
INTRACOASTAL...LOCAL ATLANTIC WATERS...AS WELL AS INLAND LAKES
FROM THE ORLANDO METRO NORTHWARDS. THESE SQUALLS WILL PRODUCE
FREQUENT GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS AND A FEW WATERSPOUTS ARE
POSSIBLE...MAINLY ALONG THE COAST SOUTH OF CAPE CANAVERAL.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
WINDS WILL CONTINUE FROM THE EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 20 TO 25 KNOTS
THROUGH THIS EVENING...PRODUCING DANGEROUS AND CHOPPY SEAS NEAR
SHORE AND UP TO 11 FEET OFFSHORE SOUTH OF SEBASTIAN INLET. GUSTS
UP TO TROPICAL STORM FORCE WILL BE POSSIBLE IN SQUALLS THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT
TODAY...AND BOATERS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT UNTIL WINDS AND SEAS
SUBSIDE.

.COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT...
STRONG WINDS AND HIGH SEAS WILL PILE UP WATER ALONG COASTAL AREAS
AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE...BETWEEN 5 AND 6 PM THIS AFTERNOON.
THIS WILL LIKELY CAUSE MINOR TO LOCALLY MODERATE BEACH EROSION IN
SOME AREAS.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
ATLANTIC WATERS TODAY. ROUGH...POUNDING SURF AND A STRONG CURRENT
FLOWING PARALLEL TO THE SHORELINE WILL MAKE BEACH ACTIVITIES VERY
DANGEROUS...AND ENTERING THE SURF IS NOT ADVISED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.
WINDS AND SEAS WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE BEGINNING TUESDAY AS ISAAC
MOVES TOWARD A NORTHERN GULF COAST LANDFALL. SCATTERED AFTERNOON
AND EVENING SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTERS ARE REQUESTED TO MONITOR THE WEATHER AND SELF ACTIVATE
IF NEEDED.

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