Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KJAX 240118
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
918 PM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.UPDATE...
The pressure gradient will weaken slightly tonight as high
pressure builds to the northeast. Let the Wind Advisory expire,
and winds should remain below 20mph along the coast this evening
and then diminish further overnight. A few light showers/sprinkles
continue over the marine waters. Do not expect any accumulation
for the land areas overnight. Smoke may reduce visibilities
overnight in portions of Nassau, Baker, Columbia, Duval, and
Charlton counties overnight due to a large wildfire. Overnight
lows will be in the low to mid 50s across the interior and the
upper 50s to lower 60s for the coastal areas.

&&

.AVIATION...
Generally VFR conditions are forecast through the period for the
northeast Florida TAF sites. MVFR cigs will prevail into the
overnight hours at KSSI. Northeasterly flow will become more
easterly as high pressure shifts off to the northeast. The
pressure gradient will also begin to relax some, and lighter winds
around 5 knots are expected overnight. Easterly winds will
increase to 10-15 knots on Friday. Ceilings will range from 3-5
kft for the Florida TAF sites, and 1.5-4kft at KSSI through the
period.

&&

.MARINE...
Easterly flow will fall below 20 knots overnight as the pressure
gradient begins to weaken. Seas will remain 6-10 feet offshore
and 5-7 feet nearshore overnight and Small Craft Advisories remain
in effect.

High Surf Advisory remains in effect for portions of the northeast
Florida coast until 5 AM.

Rip Currents: High risk of rip currents through Friday.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AMG  52  76  54  79 /   0  10   0  10
SSI  58  69  61  72 /  10  10  10  10
JAX  55  75  57  77 /  10  10  10  10
SGJ  61  71  60  76 /  10  10  10  10
GNV  54  78  55  80 /   0   0   0  10
OCF  55  78  56  81 /   0   0   0  10

&&

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

     High Surf Advisory until 5 AM EDT Friday for Flagler-St. Johns.

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

AM...Small Craft Advisory until 4 AM EDT Saturday 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 until noon EDT 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.

&&

$$

Kennedy/Zibura/McGinnis



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