Dangerous Rip Currents And Costal Flooding In Florida

florida_weatherDespite the lack coastal storms and tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Basin, dangerous surf, strong rip currents and coastal flooding have become a nuisance along the coasts of east Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

Strong high pressure is swirling off the Canada Maritimes coupled with lower pressure in the Caribbean Sea have left the Florida and Georgia coasts caught in the middle with strong easterly onshore winds, which will make for an ugly few days in the Sunshine State.

“Most of the beach where we’re standing will be covered with water during high tides through Wednesday morning,” said meteorologist Mike Seidel of The Weather Channel, reporting from Daytona Beach, Fla. …

Minor coastal flooding is already occurring in some locations.

  • Dune erosion – south of Sebastian Inlet, Fla.
  • Dune breaches – near Waveland Beach in St. Lucie County, Fla.


Source: The Weather Channel