BREVARD County, Florida
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Rip Current Statement
FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-181615-
/O.NEW.KMLB.RP.S.0014.140918T0812Z-140919T0000Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA-
NORTHERN BREVARD-
412 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THE RISK WILL BE GREATEST THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON DUE
TO TIDAL EFFECTS. HOWEVER...THE THREAT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS SWELLS FROM EDOUARD SLOWLY
SUBSIDE.

* IMPACTS...WHEN THE RIP CURRENT THREAT IS HIGH...THE SURF IS
DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS. THE POWERFUL SEAWARD PULL
OF A RIP CURRENT CAN CARRY EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER OUT BEYOND
THE SAND BAR. SWIMMERS ARE URGED NOT TO VENTURE INTO THE SURF
BEYOND KNEE DEPTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS JETTIES AND
PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY
ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement
FLZ047-053-054-058-059-064-147-181200-
INDIAN RIVER-MARTIN-NORTHERN BREVARD-OKEECHOBEE-OSCEOLA-
SOUTHERN BREVARD-ST. LUCIE-
445 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

...LOCALLY DENSE FOG FORMING FROM BREVARD AND OSCEOLA COUNTIES
SOUTHWARD THIS MORNING....

AT 445 AM...SURFACE OBSERVATIONS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED
VISIBILITIES OCCASIONALLY DROPPING BELOW ONE MILE FROM OSCEOLA
AND BREVARD COUNTIES SOUTHWARD INTO INDIAN RIVER AND SAINT LUCIE
COUNTIES. THIS AREA OF FOG WILL DRIFT SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE LAKE
OKEECHOBEE AND TREASURE COAST REGIONS THROUGH SUNRISE. MOTORISTS
CAN EXPECT RAPID CHANGES IN VISIBILITY...WHICH WILL OCCASIONALLY
DROP TO LESS THAN A FEW HUNDRED YARDS. COMMUTERS IN THIS AREA SHOULD
PLAN TO ENCOUNTER FOG ON THEIR MORNING COMMUTE. LEAVE A LITTLE EARLY
TO ALLOW YOURSELF EXTRA TIME TO SAFELY ARRIVE AT YOUR DESTINATION.
WHEN DRIVING IN FOG...REDUCE YOUR SPEED...USE ONLY YOUR LOW BEAM
HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE SUFFICIENT DISTANCE BETWEEN YOUR VEHICLE AND
THE ONE IN FRONT OF YOU.

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