Friday, August 31, 2012

Sunny, Rip Currents For East Central Florida

MELBOURNE, Florida - The National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook which forecasts a partly sunny day with rip currents for east Central Florida.


Today's weather forecast: Partly sunny, with a high near 87.  Light east wind increasing to 5 to 10 m.p.h. in the morning.
 


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
445 AM EDT FRI AUG 31 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-
445 AM EDT FRI AUG 31 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS FLORIDA AND INTO THE
NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. THIS WILL ALLOW
DRIER AND MORE STABLE AIR TO FILTER INTO THE CENTRAL PENINSULA AND
LIMIT THE DAILY STORM FORMATION. EASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION
WILL ALLOW THE EAST COAST SEA BREEZE TO FORM EARLIER AND PUSH
INLAND FASTER THAN THE WEST COAST BREEZE. THIS WILL FOCUS MOST OF
THE STORM COVERAGE OVER WEST FLORIDA BY LATE AFTERNOON.

WHILE TOTAL COVERAGE WILL BE ISOLATED...IT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED
THAT LIGHTNING MAKES ALL THUNDERSTORMS POTENTIAL KILLERS. TAKE
SHELTER INDOORS AS SOON AS THUNDER IS HEARD...EVEN IF LIGHTNING IS
NOT SEEN. HEAVY RAINFALL ALSO WILL CAUSE WATER TO POND ON ROADS
AND IN LOW SPOTS. BRIEF WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 30 AND 40 MPH MAY OCCUR
AS WELL.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
ONSHORE WINDS...A HIGH ASTRONOMICAL TIDE...AND A 1 TO 2 FOOT
EASTERLY SWELL WILL COMBINE TO ENHANCE THE RIP CURRENT THREAT
ALONG AREA BEACHES. THE THREAT WILL BE HIGHEST BETWEEN 11:00 AM
AND 5:30 PM DUE TO TIDAL EFFECTS.

.MARINE THUNDERSTORM GUST IMPACT...
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE INTERIOR COUNTIES WILL HAVE THE
POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE WIND GUSTS AROUND 35 KNOTS OVER THE LARGER
INLAND LAKES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.
THE RIP CURRENT THREAT WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND
AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK AS VERY LONG PERIOD SWELLS FROM DISTANT
TROPICAL CYCLONES KIRK AND LESLIE IMPACT THE EAST FLORIDA COAST.
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL INCREASE BY MID WEEK AS DEEP MOISTURE
SLOWLY RETURNS TO CENTRAL FLORIDA.