Coastal Miami Dade County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Coastal Hazard Statement
Statement as of 12:54 PM EST on November 20, 2014

...High rip current risk remains in effect through Saturday evening...

* timing...today through Saturday evening.

* Impacts...dangerous rip currents will persist along the Atlantic beaches. Swimming is not advised.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

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 and the beach patrol. Pay attention to flags and posted signs.

If you become caught in a rip current...do not panic. Remain calm and begin to swim parallel to shore. Once you are away from the force of the rip current...begin to swim back to the beach. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current. Even a strong swimmer can become exhausted quickly.

Record Report
Statement as of 05:05 am EST on November 20, 2014

...Record minimum high temperature set at Fort Lauderdale...

A record minimum high temperature of 66 degrees was set at Fort Lauderdale yesterday. This breaks the old record of 70 set in 1927 and 1980.