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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
247 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.SHORT TERM /THROUGH MONDAY/...
UPPER TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO PIVOT ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT BUT
THE ATMOSPHERE WILL REMAIN WAY TOO DRY TO SUPPORT ANY PRECIP.
TONIGHT WILL BE ANOTHER SEASONABLY COOL NIGHT WITH LOWS RANGING
FROM THE MID TO UPPER 40S INLAND TO THE MID TO UPPER 50S AT THE
COAST.

SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA
IN WAKE OF UPPER SHORT WAVE MOVING OFF THE SE COAST. A BUILDING
RIDGE ALOFT WILL RESULT IN HIGH TEMPERATURES WARMING FROM THE
UPPER 70S ON SATURDAY TO THE LOW TO MID 80S BY MONDAY. DUE TO VERY
DRY AIRMASS AND LIGHT WINDS LOW TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN AT OR
BELOW AVERAGE.

.LONG TERM...TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...HIGH PRESSURE AT SURFACE
AND ALOFT OVER THE SE U.S. TUESDAY WILL SHIFT EAST INTO THE
ATLANTIC ON WEDNESDAY. A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT AND UPPER TROUGH
WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. BEST LIFT
AND MOISTURE WILL REMAIN NORTH OF OUR AREA SO EXPECT A MOSTLY DRY
FORECAST WITH ONLY A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR COASTAL SHOWERS THROUGH THE
PERIOD. MIN TEMPERATURES BE NEAR AVERAGE WITH MAX TEMPERATURES
SEVERAL DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...DRY AIR WILL PRODUCE RH`S APPROACHING CRITICAL
VALUES THIS WEEKEND. WINDS AND FUEL MOISTURE WILL NOT REACH
CRITERIA SO NO HEADLINES.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

&&

.MARINE...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE IN CONTROL THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.
WINDS AND SEAS WILL REMAIN BELOW CAUTION LEVELS THROUGH EARLY NEXT
WEEK...WITH NE WINDS THROUGH TOMORROW...BRIEFLY BECOMING OFFSHORE
ON SUNDAY...THEN EASTERLY AND INCREASING AGAIN SOME NEXT WEEK.

RIP CURRENTS: MODERATE RISK THROUGH SATURDAY.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AMG  45  78  50  80 /   0   0   0   0
SSI  54  75  57  76 /   0   0   0   0
JAX  50  78  52  80 /   0   0   0   0
SGJ  58  76  56  77 /   0   0   0   0
GNV  47  78  49  80 /   0   0   0   0
OCF  50  80  49  81 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.JAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...NONE.
GA...NONE.
AM...NONE.
&&

$$

SHULER/ZIBURA/







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