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|Sunrise 7:32AM||Sunset 6:45PM||Sunday October 25, 2020 10:06 PM EDT (02:06 UTC)||Moonrise 2:57PM||Moonset 1:09AM||Illumination 69%|
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Area Discussion for - Jacksonville, FL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS62 KJAX 260102 AFDJAX
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Jacksonville FL 902 PM EDT Sun Oct 25 2020
. AREAS/WIDESPREAD DENSE FOG POSSIBLE EARLY MONDAY MORNING .
Weak pressure gradient exists this evening with high pressure a frontal boundary located over the Carolinas at this time, but poised to push southward into the region on Monday. Weak inverted sfc trough inland associated with the sea breeze and will dissipate this evening. Some scattered cumulus are inland but should slowly fade overnight. Current conditions are still quite supportive of areas to widespread fog with light winds and dry air aloft, per water vapor imagery, allowing nearly ideal radiational cooling. Have tweaked lows down about 1-2 degrees and generally kept the areas to widespread fog in place tonight and Monday morning. A dense fog advisory (visibility 1/4 mile or less) may eventually be required late tonight but too soon to decide on the zones that would be needed. Rest of the forecast on track.
Current forecast was on track, with a light northeast flow and elevated seas primarily due to the easterly swell component. No significant changes needed.
PREV DISCUSSION [757 PM EDT].
NEAR TERM [Through Tonight].
A weak east coast seabreeze that allowed a few widely scattered showers earlier today along the coast from Brunswick southward to Fernandina Beach has pushed west of the I-95 corridor, but much drier air aloft will extinguish further chances of showers into the evening. Our temperatures have risen above seasonal values in the low 80s along the coast and even warmer into the mid to upper 80s west of I-95. Skies will be partly cloudy with light west to NW winds inland and light easterly winds behind the Atlantic seabreeze east of I-95 through sunset.
Tonight, a weak pressure gradient in place south of a frontal boundary will keep winds light in the boundary layer and these conditions coupled with subsidence aloft and much drier air aloft will allow temperatures to quickly cool under mostly clear skies with widespread foggy conditions developing for most of the area. The fog could reduce visibility to a quarter mile or less with very low ceilings developing along with the fog towards dawn. Low overnight temperatures will be in the low 70s along the immediate coast with mid 60s over inland SE GA and mid to upper 60s over inland NE FL with upper 60s to near 70 readings around Jacksonville.
SHORT TERM [Monday Through Tuesday Night].
Mid/upper level ridging will build eastward over the region from the west Monday through Tuesday night. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Zeta will move north NW from the near the NE Yucatan Peninsula into the southern Gulf of Mexico clockwise around the southern extent of this ridge. The ridging will help keep most of our area dry with a few isolated showers possible over north central FL while shower chances increase on Tuesday as southerly flow above the surface delivers tropical moisture over the region with Precipitable water values approaching 2.0 inches in contrast to Monday's moisture levels only ranging from 1.0 and 1.3 inches. Light onshore winds from the east will prevail during the period as high pressure stay north of the region.
Temperatures will be above seasonal values during this period with highs into the 80s and lows ranging from the mid 60s over inland SE GA to the upper 60s and low 70s over NE FL.
LONG TERM [Wednesday Through Sunday].
On Wednesday, mid/upper level cut off low will move east from the Southern Plains towards the Mid MS valley and merge Zeta into a surface cold front that will move through the Deep South. Ridging over the region shifts eastward with deep southerly flow reigning in tropical moisture over the area. The core of the deep tropical moisture will be displaced just NW of the area Wednesday into the day Thursday and have scattered showers and widely isolated storms chances in place through Thursday for now. The cold front will arrive on Friday with scattered showers and a few embedded storms possible before cooler, drier air filters into the region late Friday into the weekend.
Highs will still be above normal through Thursday evening, peaking in the mid-upper 80s, dipping to the upper 60s-low 70s overnight. Near normal temperatures will follow behind the front and daytime temperatures will return back into the 70s with overnight lows back in the mid 50s inland to the low to mid 60s at the coast through next weekend.
AVIATION. [Through 00Z Tuesday]
VFR this evening with some local areas of sct035-045 clouds left- over from the daytime heating. Isolated small showers formed along the sea breeze this afternoon and early evening and will soon dissipate as well. Light winds, a moist lower atmosphere, and dry conditions aloft will bring a good chance of a widespread fog event late tonight and Monday morning. Some lingering cumulus clouds this evening may slow surface cooling but still expect fog and low stratus clouds to form after about 07Z-08Z. Further deteriorating conditions by 10Z with forecasts of LIFR and VLIFR developing, with exceptions being at KSGJ and KSSI where slightly more optimistic at IFR to MVFR. Cigs/vsbys will improve between 13Z-15Z Monday, but with moist northeast to east flow and daytime heating a period of MVFR cigs at 1500-3000 ft seems likely, with exception at KGNV where we went to VFR by around 14Z-15Z. The highest confidence of MVFR cigs on Monday is at KSSI. Light winds tonight will become northeast around 7-12 kt on Monday.
Long period swells from distant TC Epsilon continue to slowly subside today but lingering 4-6 ft seas offshore this morning will continue Small craft exercise caution conditions there through tonight while combined seas mainly 3-5 ft for the nearshore waters. High pressure will linger north of the waters through Tuesday with onshore NE to E winds around 10 knots and seas falling to 2-4 ft. As high pressure pushes offshore in advance of the approaching cold front Wednesday into Thursday, the winds will turn southeasterly Wednesday and then southerly on Thursday with winds increasing to 10-15 knots and seas becoming 3-5 ft.
Rip Currents: High risk of rip currents continues along the NE FL coast through late Monday. Moderate risk expected for SE GA beaches through Monday.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS.
AMG 65 82 66 83 69 / 0 0 10 30 10 SSI 69 79 70 79 72 / 0 10 10 30 10 JAX 67 83 71 84 72 / 0 10 10 40 20 SGJ 70 82 73 84 73 / 0 20 20 30 10 GNV 67 86 70 87 71 / 0 10 10 50 20 OCF 68 87 72 89 73 / 0 10 10 40 10
JAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. FL . High Rip Current Risk through late Monday night for Coastal Duval-Coastal Flagler-Coastal Nassau-Coastal St. Johns.
GA . None. AM . None.
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|GTXF1 - Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve, FL||2 mi||82 min||E 5.1||79°F||1015 hPa||73°F|
|SAUF1 - St. Augustine, FL||16 mi||67 min||E 8.9 G 9.9||79°F||80°F||1014.5 hPa (+2.0)||73°F|
|41117||26 mi||41 min||79°F||4 ft|
Wind History for I-295 Bridge, St Johns River, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Ormond Beach, Ormond Beach Municipal Airport, FL||23 mi||3.3 hrs||NE 7||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||77°F||73°F||89%||1012.2 hPa|
|Northeast Florida Regional Airport, FL||24 mi||11 min||E 7||10.00 mi||Fair||78°F||73°F||85%||1015 hPa|
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Wind History from SGJ (wind in knots)
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