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East Palatka, FL

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Sunrise 7:08AMSunset 5:28PM Thursday December 12, 2019 6:53 AM EST (11:53 UTC) Moonrise 6:06PMMoonset 7:29AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 days in cycle
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AMZ454 Expires:201912121530;;225443 Fzus52 Kjax 120721 Cwfjax Coastal Waters Forecast For Northeast Florida/southeast Georgia National Weather Service Jacksonville Fl 221 Am Est Thu Dec 12 2019 Atlantic Coastal Waters From Altamaha Sound Ga To Flagler Beach Fl Out To 60 Nm. Seas Are Provided As A Range Of The Average Height Of The Highest 1/3 Of The Waves, Along With The Occasional Height Of The Average Highest 1/10 Of The Waves. Amz450-452-454-121530- Coastal Waters From Altamaha Sound To Fernandina Beach Fl Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Fernandina Beach To St. Augustine Fl Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From St. Augustine To Flagler Beach Fl Out 20 Nm- 221 Am Est Thu Dec 12 2019
.gale warning in effect until 11 am est this morning...
.small craft advisory in effect from 11 am est this morning through Friday morning...
Today..East northeast winds 20 to 25 knots with frequent gale force gusts to around 35 knots this morning. Seas 7 to 10 feet with occasional seas up to 13 feet. Dominant period 8 seconds. Inland waters rough. Showers likely.
Tonight..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet. Dominant period 9 seconds. Inland waters a moderate chop. Showers and a chance of Thunderstorms.
Friday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west southwest 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 9 seconds. Inland waters a light chop. Showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Friday night..South southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 9 seconds. Inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Saturday..West southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 9 seconds. Inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
Saturday night..West northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet.
Sunday..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Sunday night and Monday..South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
AMZ400 Synopsis For Altamaha Sound Ga To Flagler Beach Fl Out To 60 Nm- 221 Am Est Thu Dec 12 2019
Synopsis.. Strong high pressure will build over the mid atlantic and northeast today. A frontal boundary across central florida will lift northward into the waters late today and tonight, and an area of low pressure will develop along the front over the waters late tonight into Friday morning. A weak cold front will move through the waters on Saturday, and high pressure will build over the area on Sunday. High pressure will then shift east of the waters early next week.
Gulf stream.. The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of dec 12, 2019 at 1200 utc... 64 nautical miles east northeast of flagler beach. 64 nautical miles east northeast of saint augustine beach. 71 nautical miles east of jacksonville beach. 99 nautical miles east of st simons island. This data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near East Palatka CDP, FL
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Area Discussion for - Jacksonville, FL
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FXUS62 KJAX 121136 AFDJAX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Jacksonville FL 636 AM EST Thu Dec 12 2019

AVIATION. [Through 12Z Friday]

Deteriorating conditions through the day from south to north as warm front develops and lifts up the Florida peninsula. Low stratus this morning ranged from 2.5 to 3.5 kft across NE FL with most NE FL sites dropping into MVFR ceilings within the next hour and persisting into the afternoon until low IFR ceilings develop and persist this evening as rainfall potential increases along the lifting warm front. Blustery NE winds today will range between 12-16 kts with gusts at coastal terminals 20-28 kts at times. Winds begin to veer farther E tonight with gradually decreasing magnitudes. Locally heavy rainfall will be most probable today near SGJ this afternoon, then rainfall potential will overspread all coastal terminals this evening and persist into tonight.

PREV DISCUSSION [217 AM EST].

NEAR TERM [Through Tonight].

A shortwave was moving across southern Georgia early this morning, and this was responsible for the light radar returns over southeast Georgia and the Suwannee Valley. This feature is forecast to remain rather persistent through the day while slowly dampening, and rainfall amounts up to 1 inch are possible across the Suwannee Valley and along I-10 through Baker County today. A frontal boundary was across central Florida early this morning, and strong high pressure was pushing to the coast of the Mid Atlantic states. A local nor'easter has setup with the tight pressure gradient, resulting in breezy to windy conditions. A Wind Advisory remains in place through the afternoon hours, with the strongest winds this morning. A coastal trough will develop this afternoon, and this will weaken the pressure gradient.

The frontal boundary over central Florida will lift back northward today and tonight, and be located near the FL/GA border by Friday morning. An area of low pressure is forecast to develop along the boundary near the coast of northeast Florida late tonight as well. Rain chances will increase from south to north along the coast, with steady light rain expected across at least the coastal areas this afternoon. Rainfall amounts for the coastal counties are forecast to be around 0.25-0.5" this afternoon. Another shortwave will move across the eastern Gulf late this afternoon and move across northeast Florida overnight as the frontal boundary moves northward towards the FL/GA border. Coastal convergence and the additional lift is forecast to lead to another 0.5-1" along the coast, with locally higher amounts. Across interior southeast Georgia and the Suwannee Valley, isentropic lift will increase along and north of the front, with rainfall amounts of 0.5-1" also possible. A few thunderstorms cannot be ruled out over northeast Florida as well, but most of the storms will remain over the coastal waters.

High temperatures will range from the mid to upper 50s across southeast Georgia to the lower 70s across north central Florida. Lows tonight will be in the upper 40s to low 50s across interior southeast Georgia and the upper 50s to lower 60s elsewhere.

SHORT TERM [Friday Through Saturday].

Showers along with a slight chance for thunderstorms will cross the region on Friday, occurring in conjunction with a short wave trough crossing over southeastern Georgia and northeastern Florida. Rainfall amounts are expected to range between about 0.50 inches for the southernmost Counties and around 1 inch for inland southeast Georgia, along with areas near the Suwannee River basin and along the coastline. Showers will clear out through Saturday morning and then be followed by drier conditions and cooler air. Temperatures for the beginning of the weekend are expected to be near climatological normals, with max temps ranging within the 60s and 70s. Overnight low temperatures from out of the 50s on Friday and reach down into the 40s on Saturday.

LONG TERM [Sunday Through Thursday].

High pressure will continue to build over the region on Sunday and then drift off to the west on Monday. Convection and warming temps are expected on Tuesday as a warm southwesterly flow strengthens in advance of a cold front, which is expected to bring convection over the area into Wednesday, with cold temperatures and clearing skies. Daily high temperatures will rise on Monday and Tuesday in association with the southwesterly flow with temps rising into the mid 70s and then cooling down into the 50s and lower 60s on Wednesday, following the frontal passage. Min temps will similarly peak in the 50s on Tuesday before cooling to potentially freezing temps on Wednesday night.

MARINE.

Gale Warning remains in effect through this morning for the waters out to 20 NM and through this afternoon for the regional waters from 20-60 NM offshore. Winds will diminish late this afternoon as a coastal trough develops. An area of low pressure will develop along the trough over the coastal waters late tonight and then lift northward. Another area of low pressure will develop along the boundary over the Florida Panhandle and move off to the northeast on Saturday, pushing a weak front through the area. Weak high pressure will then build over the waters on Sunday. High pressure will then shift east of the area, and a strong cold front will move through the waters on Wednesday.

Rip Currents and Surf: High risk of rip currents at all the beaches today. Moderate risk of rip currents on Friday. High Surf Advisory at the northeast Florida beaches today due to breakers of 6-8 feet.

Coastal impacts: A Coastal Flood Statement has been issued for the northeast Florida coast due to elevated water levels leading to Action Stage for the High Tide cycle this morning.

HYDROLOGY.

Storm total amounts through Friday of 1-2 inches and locally higher amounts across interior southeast Georgia, the Suwannee Valley and coastal areas. Storm total amounts around 0.5 inches across interior northeast Florida.

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS.

AMG 56 49 62 54 67 / 50 100 80 60 30 SSI 58 56 66 58 68 / 50 100 90 40 40 JAX 64 58 70 58 72 / 60 80 80 50 40 SGJ 68 60 72 59 73 / 70 80 50 40 40 GNV 69 60 72 60 72 / 40 50 60 50 40 OCF 74 60 75 60 75 / 30 40 40 50 40

JAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. FL . High Rip Current Risk through this evening for Coastal Duval- Coastal Flagler-Coastal Nassau-Coastal St. Johns.

High Surf Advisory until 10 PM EST this evening for Coastal Duval-Coastal Flagler-Coastal Nassau-Coastal St. Johns.

Wind Advisory until 3 PM EST this afternoon for Coastal Duval- Coastal Flagler-Coastal Nassau-Coastal St. Johns.

GA . High Rip Current Risk through this evening for Coastal Camden- Coastal Glynn.

AM . Small Craft Advisory from 3 PM this afternoon to 3 PM EST Friday for Waters from Altamaha Sound GA to Fernandina Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-Waters from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine FL from 20 to 60 NM-Waters from St. Augustine to Flagler Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM.

Gale Warning until 3 PM EST this afternoon for Waters from Altamaha Sound GA to Fernandina Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM- Waters from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine FL from 20 to 60 NM-Waters from St. Augustine to Flagler Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM.

Small Craft Advisory from 11 AM this morning to 8 AM EST Friday for Coastal waters from Altamaha Sound to Fernandina Beach FL out 20 NM-Coastal waters from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine FL out 20 NM-Coastal waters from St. Augustine to Flagler Beach FL out 20 NM.

Gale Warning until 11 AM EST this morning for Coastal waters from Altamaha Sound to Fernandina Beach FL out 20 NM- Coastal waters from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine FL out 20 NM-Coastal waters from St. Augustine to Flagler Beach FL out 20 NM.


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
GTXF1 - Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve, FL 21 mi69 min NE 11 68°F 1027 hPa62°F
SAUF1 - St. Augustine, FL 21 mi54 min NNE 21 G 23 67°F 65°F1026.4 hPa (-0.0)
41117 35 mi54 min 68°F9 ft
BLIF1 47 mi54 min NE 17 G 20 62°F 1029.2 hPa (-0.3)55°F
DMSF1 47 mi54 min 63°F
LTJF1 47 mi54 min 63°F
NFDF1 48 mi54 min NNE 8 G 17 59°F 1029.4 hPa (+0.0)
MYPF1 - 8720218 - Mayport (Bar Pilots Dock), FL 49 mi54 min NE 21 G 25 62°F 64°F1028.3 hPa (+0.0)

Wind History for I-295 Bridge, St Johns River, FL
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Airport Reports
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Northeast Florida Regional Airport, FL24 mi58 minNNE 1410.00 miOvercast65°F57°F78%1027 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Palatka, St. Johns River, Florida
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Palatka
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Thu -- 12:14 AM EST     Full Moon
Thu -- 03:05 AM EST     4.89 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:11 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:29 AM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 09:24 AM EST     3.84 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:33 PM EST     5.10 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:28 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 06:06 PM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 10:22 PM EST     3.86 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for St. Johns River at Racy Point, Florida
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St. Johns River at Racy Point
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Thu -- 12:14 AM EST     Full Moon
Thu -- 02:26 AM EST     0.63 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:11 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:29 AM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 08:32 AM EST     -0.40 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:53 PM EST     0.90 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:27 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 06:05 PM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 09:25 PM EST     -0.20 feet Low Tide
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