803  
WHUS42 KMLB 100857  
CFWMLB  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL  
357 AM EST SUN FEB 10 2019  
 
FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-110000-  
/O.NEW.KMLB.BH.S.0005.190210T0900Z-190211T0000Z/  
SOUTHERN BREVARD-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA-  
NORTHERN BREVARD-  
357 AM EST SUN FEB 10 2019  
   
..BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A BEACH  
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR ROUGH SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS, WHICH  
IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* HAZARDS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES OF 5 TO 7 FEET IN THE SURF ZONE.  
STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL ALSO BE PRESENT.  
 
* TIMING...THESE HAZARDS WILL BE PRESENT ALL DAY, WITH THE SURF  
PARTICULARLY ROUGH THROUGH THE LATE MORNING HIGH TIDE AROUND 11  
AM. GREATEST THREAT FOR RIP CURRENTS WILL OCCUR FROM MID  
AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING DUE TO TIDAL EFFECTS.  
 
* LOCATION...THE ENTIRE CENTRAL FLORIDA ATLANTIC SURF ZONE FROM  
FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET.  
 
* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF AND LARGE BREAKING WAVES CAN  
KNOCK YOU DOWN AND MAKE YOU SUSCEPTIBLE TO SEAWARD FLOWING RIP  
CURRENTS.  
 
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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