Coastal Flood Statement

Last Updated: 03:49 AM. Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 EST

Until 05:00 AM. Sunday, Nov 12, 2017

FLZ033-038-124-125-121000- /O.NEW.KJAX.CF.S.0002.171111T1700Z-171112T1000Z/ /O.CON.KJAX.SU.Y.0010.171111T1200Z-171112T0900Z/ /O.CON.KJAX.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-171112T1000Z/ ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL- 343 AM EST SAT NOV 11 2017 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 AM EST SUNDAY... ...ELEVATED WATER LEVELS DURING THE HIGH TIDE CYCLE THIS AFTERNOON... * COASTAL FLOODING...WATER LEVELS APPROXIMATELY 1 TO 1.5 FEET ABOVE PREDICTED TIDES WILL APPROACH MINOR FLOODING LEVELS ALONG THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COASTLINE AND ALONG THE ST JOHNS RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES DURING THE HIGH TIDE CYCLE THIS AFTERNOON. * WAVES AND SURF...ROUGH SURF TODAY WITH BREAKER HEIGHTS OF 5 TO 8 FEET THROUGH TONIGHT. ELEVATED WATER LEVELS, MINOR BEACH EROSION AND STRONG CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AS WELL. * TIMING...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK THROUGH LATE TONIGHT, ESPECIALLY DURING THE OUTGOING TIDE CYCLES. * IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE SURF ZONE AT NORTHEAST FLORIDA BEACHES. ROUGH AND HIGH SURF WILL BE VERY HAZARDOUS FOR ANY SWIMMER. MINOR BEACH EROSION WILL ALSO OCCUR DURING THE NEXT TWO HIGH TIDE CYCLES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING. 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 GROINS, JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS. SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM. DON'T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT. A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION. && $$

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Forecast by

Meteorologist Arielle Nixon