483  
WHUS42 KMLB 030751  
CFWMLB  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL  
251 AM EST WED MAR 3 2021  
 
FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-040000-  
/O.NEW.KMLB.BH.S.0009.210303T0751Z-210304T0000Z/  
SOUTHERN BREVARD-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA-  
NORTHERN BREVARD-  
251 AM EST WED MAR 3 2021  
   
..BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
* WHAT...ROUGH SURF, A DEVELOPING SOUTHWARD FLOWING LONGSHORE  
CURRENT, AND A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.  
 
* WHERE...SOUTHERN BREVARD, INDIAN RIVER, ST. LUCIE, MARTIN,  
COASTAL VOLUSIA AND NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTIES.  
 
* WHEN...THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES CAN KNOCK YOU OFF YOUR FEET AND  
MAKE YOU EVEN MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO BECOMING CAUGHT IN THE SEAWARD  
PULL OF A RIP CURRENT. IN ADDITION, DEVELOPING BREEZY NORTH TO  
NORTHWEST WINDS WILL PRODUCE A STRONG SOUTHWARD FLOWING  
LONGSHORE CURRENT THIS AFTERNOON, WHICH CAN KNOCK SWIMMERS OFF  
THE SANDBAR INTO DEEPER WATER AND MAKE THEM MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO  
DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...WHILE RIP CURRENTS WILL BE PRESENT ALL DAY,  
THE THREAT WILL BE HIGHEST FROM 3PM TO 7PM TODAY.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND  
FLOAT. DON'T SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT. IF ABLE, SWIM IN A  
DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE  
SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.  
 

 
 

 
 
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