Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KMLB 241450

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
950 AM EST Fri Feb 24 2017

Stratus is breaking up over the area this morning and will give
way to mostly to partly sunny skies across the area into late
morning and afternoon. Low pressure well east of Florida will
continue to shift farther away from the region as it lifts slowly
toward the north to northeast. Winds will respond by veering from
the north to northwest this morning to the northeast around 8 to
10 mph in the afternoon. Onshore flow should maintain a shallow
layer of low level moisture, but still looks too shallow for any
isolated shower development over the coastal waters that could
push onto the coast. Therefore will keep a dry forecast for
today. Temperatures will be above normal, reaching the upper 70s
to low 80s this afternoon.


.AVIATION...Stratus quickly breaking up across east central
Florida, with much of the area already VFR. No significant
reductions to cig/vis then expected through this evening, and then
areas of fog/stratus possible again late tonight, especially
along/west of I-4.



Today...Poor to hazardous boating conditions will continue into
this afternoon. North-northeast winds up to 15-20 knots will
gradually subside to 10-15 knots this afternoon, with seas up to
6-8 feet. No changes to current SCA over the waters needed.

Tonight...(Previous Discussion) The pressure gradient will relax
and guidance shows wind speeds dropping below 10 knots. Seas will
likely remain 5-7 feet offshore, but local policy is to not carry
an advisory for seas when winds are 5-10 knots.


AM...Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas until 4 PM EST this
     afternoon for Flagler Beach to Volusia-Brevard County Line
     0-20 nm-Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20-60 nm-Volusia-
     Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 0-20 nm.

     Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EST this afternoon for Flagler
     Beach to Volusia-Brevard County Line 20-60 nm-Volusia-
     Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 20-60 nm.



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