A large, slow-moving storm system swirling in the western Atlantic will continue to send huge waves toward the Florida beaches this weekend. This is the same storm system that recently dumped more than 2 feet of snow across the Northeast.
The waves will build to heights as great as 10-15 feet through tonight. The waves will not begin to subside until Monday.
Locations most at risk include Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach and Vero Beach, to name a few.
Waves of this size and magnitude contain a tremendous amount of energy. The dangerous breaking surf can easily knock you down and make you susceptible to strong rip currents.
You can also be swept off jetties and flung into tumultuous, turbulent water where even experienced swimmers can drown.
These waves will also transport very chilly water into the region from cooler regions farther north. Hypothermia can set in quickly for those without protection.
If you will be at the beaches on the Atlantic coast of Florida for spring break or vacation, it is important to know and understand the dangers of high surf and rip currents.
According to the National Weather Service, some clues that a rip current might be present include the observation of:
•A channel of churning, choppy water.
•A difference in water color.
•A line of foam, seaweed or debris moving out to sea.
•A break or disruption in the incoming wave pattern.
If you are caught in a rip current, remain calm. Dot not fight the current. Swim in a direction parallel to, or following the shoreline.
Your best course of action will be to avoid the water completely, but if you will be doing any swimming, make sure a lifeguard is present.
San Francisco will see a rise in temperatures over the next several days as partially cloudy skies make way for plenty of sunshine.
Another visit from the Polar Vortex will deliver unseasonably cool air to the Midwest, preceded by rounds of thunderstorms, including severe weather.
As the Northeast continues to clean up from destructive storms early this week, more rounds of severe weather loom for early next week.
Welcome dry weather for cleanup efforts across Japan in the wake of Neoguri will be brief.
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Days after Neoguri takes a curved path over Japan and into the northern Pacific, much cooler air will drive southeastward across the Midwest and into the Northeast.
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