Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend has become the unofficial start of summer, but its true meaning is to remember the service men and women who gave their lives for our nation. So as you are enjoying the freedoms they died for.... say a little prayer for them this Monday. 

Meanwhile, I know many of you are headed for the beach, but you'll have to be careful. The wind will be picking up, thus increasing the risk of rip currents. Make sure you swim at guarded beaches only. 

Our Holiday weekend will be dominated by high pressure through Monday. This high is pushing along a weak cold front (believe it or not!) that should get rid of the excessive heat we had on Friday when the temp in Miami tied a record of 94°, set back in 1989. 

As the high builds, the winds will pick up. Not so bad on Saturday, but by Sunday and Memorial Day, it will be downright windy. This will increase the threat of rip currents. 

You may notice the red flags going up at lifeguard stands this weekend alerting you of this water danger.

These "Out of Season" fronts are a rarity for us in South Florida, so get out end enjoy but do so safely. Do not drink and drive or operate a boat and above all have fun. 

1 comment:

  1. Even with all the warnings... we had a rip current related fatality. This came in from NWS : *** 1 FATAL *** 15 YR OLD DROWNS AT JOHN U. LLOYD STATE PARK DUE TO RIP CURRENTS . My thoughts go out to the family.