Weather Alerts for Costal NE Florida

Issued by the National Weather Service

River Flood Warning  RIVER FLOOD WARNING   River Flood Warning
COSTAL NE FLORIDA

Areas Affected:
Lake - Volusia
Effective: Tue, 10/20 9:26am Updated: Tue, 10/20 10:17pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 10/21 11:30am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...Forecast flooding changed from Minor to Moderate severity for the
following rivers in Florida...
St Johns River Near Astor affecting Volusia and Lake Counties.
.The Saint Johns River at Astor is forecast to reach Moderate Flood
Stage later today into this evening, and remain at Moderate Flood
Stage through late week into early this weekend. Additional gradual
increases in the river level is possible this week as brisk east to
northeast winds and above normal high tides cause water to backup
along the Upper and Middle Saint Johns River Basin. A slight
decrease in river levels may occur later in the weekend as onshore
winds decrease.
For the St. Johns River...including Astor...Moderate flooding is
forecast.
...Forecast flooding increased from Minor to Moderate severity...
The Flood Warning continues for
the St Johns River Near Astor.
* Until further notice.
* At 8:30 AM EDT Tuesday the stage was 2.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 2.3 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending
at 8:30 AM EDT Tuesday was 2.9 feet.
* Forecast...The river is expected to rise to a crest of 3.0 feet
this evening.
* Impact...At 3.0 feet, Moderate flooding, with water covering yards
and further encroaching on many low lying homes near the river.
Flooding of many yards and low lying roads near the river.
* Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 3.0
feet on 06/04/1932.
&&
Fld   Observed        Forecasts (8 am)
Location      Stg   Stg   Day/Time  Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat   Sun
St Johns River
Astor         2.3   2.9   Tue 8 am  3.0   3.0   3.0   3.0   2.9
&&

Coastal Flood Advisory  COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY   Coastal Flood Advisory
COSTAL NE FLORIDA

Areas Affected:
Clay - Inland Duval - Inland Flagler - Inland St. Johns - Putnam
Effective: Tue, 10/20 3:18pm Updated: Tue, 10/20 10:17pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 10/21 6:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT
WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Minor coastal flooding.
* WHERE...St Johns River Basin.
* WHEN...Until 6 PM EDT Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...Flooding of lots, parks, and roads with only
isolated road closures expected.

Information:
If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be
closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of
unknown depth. Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone
property.

Rip Current Statement  RIP CURRENT STATEMENT   Rip Current Statement
COSTAL NE FLORIDA

Areas Affected:
Coastal Volusia - Indian River - Martin - Northern Brevard County - Southern Brevard County - St. Lucie
Effective: Tue, 10/20 2:32pm Updated: Tue, 10/20 10:17pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 10/22 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...
* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents.
* WHERE...Along the central Florida Atlantic coast, including
Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, Saint Lucie and Martin
Counties.
* WHEN...Through Thursday evening.
* IMPACTS...Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away
from shore into deeper water. Entering the water is not
recommended.

Information:
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, beach patrol flags and
signs.
Only 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.