Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Flooding, Wind, Rain For East Central Florida

MELBOURNE, Florida - The National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook which forecasts strong wind gusts and rain with possible flooding:
 
 
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
515 AM EDT TUE AUG 28 2012

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-282200-
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-
515 AM EDT TUE AUG 28 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
TROPICAL CYCLONE ISAAC CURRENTLY OVER THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO
WILL KEEP A MOIST SOUTHERLY FLOW OVER THE REGION TODAY. THIS WILL
ALLOW FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS THAT
WILL MOVE NORTH TO NORTHEAST AROUND 20 TO 25 MPH OVER THE AREA
INTO THE AFTERNOON. MAIN IMPACTS FROM ANY THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
WILL BE DANGEROUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...GUSTY WINDS UP TO 40
MPH AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL.

.FLOOD IMPACT...
SHOWER AND STORM ACTIVITY TODAY MAY MOVE ACROSS THE SAME REGION
IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME...PRODUCING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL UP TO
2 TO 3 INCHES. THIS COULD PRODUCE MINOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND
URBAN AREAS...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE TREASURE COAST AND OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY WHERE THE GROUND IS ALREADY SATURATED FROM HEAVY RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
OCEAN CONDITIONS WILL PRODUCE A LOW TO MODERATE RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES TODAY. CHECK WITH BEACH PATROL ON THE
LATEST SURF CONDITIONS BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER AND ALWAYS SWIM
NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL MOVE QUICKLY TOWARD THE NORTH TO
NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA TODAY...AROUND 20 TO 25 MPH. ANY STORMS
THAT FORM WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE WIND GUSTS UP TO 35
KNOTS OVER AREA LAKES AND THE COASTAL WATERS.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
SOUTHERLY WINDS AROUND 15 TO 20 KNOTS WILL KEEP SEAS UP 7 FEET
OFFSHORE THROUGH LATE MORNING WITH WINDS AND SEAS GRADUALLY
DECREASING INTO THE AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGH DAYBREAK...
CONTINUING OFFSHORE THROUGH LATE MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.
SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN DEEPER MOISTURE AND
HIGHER COVERAGE OF AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE AREA
WEDNESDAY. RAIN CHANCES WILL THEN DECREASE FROM LATE WEEK INTO THE
WEEKEND AS DRIER AIR IS FORECAST TO GRADUALLY BUILD INTO THE
REGION.

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

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WEITLICH