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|Sunrise 7:11AM||Sunset 5:56PM||Monday January 22, 2018 5:19 AM EST (10:19 UTC)||Moonrise 10:43AM||Moonset 11:02PM||Illumination 31%|
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|AMZ552 Volusia-brevard County Line To Sebastian Inlet 0-20 Nm- 416 Am Est Mon Jan 22 2018 |
Today..Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Tonight..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers after midnight.
Tuesday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. A chance of showers with a slight chance of morning Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the evening.
Wednesday..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters.
Wednesday night..North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Thursday..Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Thursday night..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Friday..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
|AMZ500 Synopsis For Flagler Beach To Jupiter Inlet Out To 60 Nm- 416 Am Est Mon Jan 22 2018 |
Synopsis..A cool front will approach the local atlantic waters Tuesday and weaken as it settles toward the florida straits by late Wednesday. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms will occur ahead of the front. Southeast winds today will veer to the southwest for Tuesday, and eventually to the northwest behind the front Tuesday night into Wednesday. Then as high pressure builds across the southeast united states, local onshore winds will freshen to bring hazardous boating conditions by late week.
Gulf stream hazards..None. The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream based on the real time ocean forecast system as of Sunday january 21st. 40 nautical miles east of ponce inlet. 32 nautical miles east of port canaveral. 26 nautical miles east of sebastian inlet. 18 nautical miles east of fort pierce inlet. 12 nautical miles east of saint lucie inlet.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Micco, FLHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Melbourne, FL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service melbourne fl
440 am est Mon jan 22 2018
Current... Goes-16 satellite imagery indicates shallow sea fog has
developed close to the volusia county coast as veering winds draw
a more humid air mass atop the chilly shelf waters. Also, where
winds have decoupled, surface observations indicate patches of
ground fog and mist with local visibility below one- half of a
mile. Current configuration of patchy fog looks ok, and will
continue to monitor until it begins burning off after sunrise.
Today... Surface high pressure shifts seaward ahead of the next
cold front moving through the deep south. Aloft, shortwave ridging
will build overhead, albeit temporarily, as the base of a
longwave trough shifts out of the central plains.
Veering increasing low level flow will draw a warmer and more
humid air mass atop the peninsula and continue the steady warming
trend as of late. Limited moisture (pwats at or below 1.00"
through the afternoon) and ridging aloft preclude the need for
pops into the afternoon, though that will quickly change after
sunset as we look upstream toward the gulf. Afternoon highs will
be several degrees above normal, with the cooler shelf waters
north of sebastian keeping temps down a bit along the immediate
coast of brevard volusia.
Tonight... Energy rounding the base of the large mid upper trough
will shift over the gulf of mexico. Veering low-level flow out
ahead of the accompanying cold front will draw moisture northward
ahead of the system and trigger scattered to widespread showers
and isolated thunderstorms over the eastern gulf of mexico this
evening. Increasing southwesterly steering flow will carry some of
this activity across the peninsula, with the greatest coverage
expected over the north peninsula where most of the mid- level
energy is expected to pass. Lake and volusia counties stand to see
the greatest chances for showers overnight (50-60%) along with a
small threat of thunder. Further to the south, only showers are
expected, with pops tapered to around 20% along the treasure
Tue... A cold front will make its southward advance through the
peninsula reaching south fl by Wed even to the fl straits.
Consequently, Tue will be the main period for wider-spread rain
chances across east central florida. Increased moisture ahead of
the front will be sufficient for 40-50 percent pops with a little
assistance by daytime warming into the m u70s to near 80 degrees.
However, a considerable increase in clouds will otherwise offer
constraint. The front should be located in the big bend region
around sunrise with shower activity out ahead affecting locations
mainly north and west of interstate 4 with isolated thunder still
not out of the question. By early afternoon (18z), the front will
have generally reached a line from tampa to the cape, slowing to
arrive in vicinity of lake okeechobee by evening (00z). By this
time the parent cyclone is well removed and cruising across
southeast canada. With a flattening mid upper flow for the se
conus, the front will lose its push and hang-up in the straits.
Local drama will be removed for any post-frontal wind rush and
pronounced cold advection. Even so, low-level flow will turn nw
behind the boundary and offer cooling effects overnight into wed
and Wed night. Min temps in the m40s for the northern inland
reaches of lake volusia counties, contrasted by u50s l60s on the
lower treasure coast where influences of the recent front will
linger along with slight pops.
Wed-fri... The recent cold front will settle in vicinity of the fl
straits on Wed as high pressure builds across the SE conus. The high
pressure center will transition eastward toward the seaboard into
late week. Locally, this will facilitate a progressive veering of
the low-level winds from N on Wed to E by fri. More so, the area
pressure gradinet will tighten across central fl between the two
aforementioned synoptic features, offering a stiff maritime
onshore flow Thu fri. Beach conditions will likely deteriorate,
along with isolated to widely scattered coastal pops returning by
fri night. Thus, the mid-week cooling will be short-lived and|
overtaken by marine influences by late-week. MAX temps in the
m u60s-l70s. Min temps m40s north interior to u50s-l60s
Sat-sun... Models show return flow gathering moisture into the belly
of the north-central gulf of mexico fueling the south end the next
frontal system moving toward the E conus. The front is poised to
influence local weather by Sun bringing increased chances for
showers and possibly storms. The front may also be augmented by
areas of lowering pressure and transient frontal waves along it,
especially out over the eastern gulf as it approaches the peninsula.
Some uncertainty about timing and extent, but growing confidence for
at least inclement wx occurrence. Sat will likely serve as staging
day for sun. MAX temps in the 70s, and min temps mainly in 50s sat
morning and 60s Sun morning.
Aviation Surface observations indicate shallow ground fog mist
has developed at a few sites early this morning, evidenced by
rapid swings in visibility. Expect this to continue through
sunrise, though longer durations of MVFR, even ifr, are possible
as patchy fog develops. This is less likely from kmlb south where
onshore flow from the atlantic is a bit stronger. Otherwise,VFR
expected into this evening before clouds lower thicken from north
to south overnight Monday as showers move onshore from the gulf of
Current... High resolution satellite imagery, beach cams, and
observations indicate some sea fog has developed near the coast of
volusia county. Boaters are advised that the fog is likely within
the inlets and over parts of the nearshore waters.
Today tonight... Winds continue to veer as high pressure shifts
seaward ahead of the next cold front. Southeast winds 10-15 knots
increase out of the south to around 15 knots overnight. Seas 2-3
feet nearshore volusia brevard, otherwise 3-4 feet. Choppy
conditions expected south of the ft. Pierce inlet as the bahama
shadow keeps dominant wave periods at or below 5 seconds.
Tue... Increasing rain chances ahead of an advancing cold front
forecast to move southward through the waters during the day.
Offshore moving showers will transition north to south from flagler
beach to jupiter inlet as the day progresses. Isolated thunder not
out of the question for the waters north of the CAPE during the
morning. SW winds 5-10 knots with seas 2-3 feet nearshore and 10-15
knots with seas 3-4 feet offshore ahead of the front. Winds shifting
to NW N behind the front 10-15 knots prompting building seas tue
night, especially in the gulf stream 3-5 feet.
Wed-fri... The pressure gradient will gradually tighten behind the
cold front which settles into the florida straits on wed. High
pressure builds across the SE CONUS thereby packing the local
gradient. Winds will steadily veer from N on Wed to E by Fri as high
pressure transitions eastward toward the seaboard. Local speeds
increase to 15-20 knots by wed, to around 20 knots thu, and 20-25
knots Thu night into fri, especially offshore. Conditions for small
craft operation will become poor by Wed night, then become hazardous
thu through fri.
Preliminary point temps pops
Dab 73 64 75 50 10 60 50 10
mco 80 64 76 54 10 50 50 10
mlb 77 65 78 58 10 30 40 20
vrb 77 65 78 60 10 30 40 20
lee 79 64 74 50 10 60 40 10
sfb 79 64 76 51 10 50 40 10
orl 80 64 76 53 10 50 50 10
fpr 77 64 79 60 10 20 40 30
Mlb watches warnings advisories
Short term... Wu
long term... .Ds
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|SIPF1||3 mi||50 min||Calm||65°F||1021 hPa|
|41114 - Fort Pierce, FL (134)||27 mi||50 min||63°F||5 ft|
|41113 - Cape Canaveral Nearshore, FL (143)||37 mi||57 min||60°F||3 ft|
|TRDF1 - 8721604 - Trident Pier, FL||38 mi||50 min||ESE 1 G 2.9||63°F||61°F||1021.5 hPa|
|41009 - CANAVERAL 20 NM East of Cape Canaveral, FL||47 mi||40 min||SE 9.7 G 12||72°F||70°F||1020 hPa||66°F|
|LKWF1 - 8722670 - Lake Worth, FL||90 mi||50 min||E 18 G 19||73°F||72°F||1019.8 hPa||68°F|
Wind History for Trident Pier, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Vero Beach, Vero Beach Municipal Airport, FL||16 mi||27 min||ESE 6||9.00 mi||Fair||66°F||64°F||93%||1019.4 hPa|
|Melbourne International Airport, FL||18 mi||27 min||SE 5||9.00 mi||Fair||65°F||63°F||93%||1019.5 hPa|
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Mon -- 12:47 AM EST 0.29 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:12 AM EST Sunrise
Mon -- 07:41 AM EST 0.02 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:42 AM EST Moonrise
Mon -- 01:08 PM EST 0.30 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:54 PM EST Sunset
Mon -- 08:10 PM EST 0.00 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 11:02 PM EST Moonset
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Mon -- 02:07 AM EST 0.16 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:12 AM EST Sunrise
Mon -- 08:29 AM EST -0.18 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:42 AM EST Moonrise
Mon -- 02:45 PM EST 0.15 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:54 PM EST Sunset
Mon -- 08:49 PM EST -0.14 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 11:01 PM EST Moonset
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Wind Forecast for Melbourne, FL (5,6,7,8)(on/off)  Help
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