NWS: Coastal Flood, High Surf Advisory in Effect For Brevard Until Thursday Morning
By Space Coast Daily // January 3, 2018
Advisory in effect until 5 a.m. Thursday
BREVARD COUNTY • NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE – MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect until 5 a.m. EST Thursday. The Coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.
COASTAL FLOODING: A prolonged period of high surf is causing moderate beach erosion. Considerations for the cumulative effects has brought a concern for damage to dunes and expected to become significant in spots.
WAVES AND SURF: Seas 10 to 13 feet in the offshore Atlantic will produce breaking waves of 5 to 7 feet in the surf zone.
TIMING: Continuing through late tonight, and accentuated at times of high tide.
IMPACTS: Breaking waves will cause rough surf making it extremely unpleasant for beachgoers, and very hazardous if entering the surf. Rough surf can easily knock down those wading through surf waters.
Swimmers are highly discouraged from entering the water due to strong rip currents. Rip currents will become very strong near structures in the water such as piers, jetties and reefs. Additional significant beach erosion will be possible, particularly near the times of high tide.
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