Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Miami FL
948 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.UPDATE...
High pressure will continue to remain over the Southeastern United
States for rest of today into tonight keeping the weather dry
along with an easterly wind flow. This will keep the Moderate Risk
of Rip Currents ongoing along the east coast beaches today.
Therefore, no changes are planned at this time to the forecast for
today for the mainland area and the coastal waters of South
Florida.

&&
.UPDATE...54/BNB


.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 553 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017/

AVIATION...
Few/sct low clouds with bases around 3500 ft msl will continue to
stream onshore from the Atlantic, though no precipitation is
expected. Aft 17/1400Z easterly winds should strengthen to 10-12
KT, then diminsh around 18/0000Z this evening. VFR conds will
prevail tonight.

&&


PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 254 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017/

DISCUSSION...
High pressure, centered to the north, is forecast to maintain
quiet weather conditions through the beginning of the week, under
an easterly flow. The high then is progged to slide to the
southeast, setting up almost directly over South Florida. this
should turn the wind more southeasterly to south for the middle
and latter half of the week. There is also a 500mb ridge centered
just to the south of the Florida peninsula. This will allow for
warmer temperatures across the CWA for the entire forecast period.
It also keeps the forecast dry through the end of the week.

MARINE...
An easterly flow will continue over the coastal waters generally at
10 to 15 kts through the middle of the week, some some periods of
weaker wind. The high will build over the region for the middle of
the week, turning the wind to the southeast Wednesday, and then
more southerly for the latter half of the week. Seas are forecast
to be 3 feet or less.

The wind of 10 to 15 kts should keep a moderate, risk of rip
currents in the forecast through the beginning of the week for
the Atlantic beaches.
&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
West Palm Beach  80  69  80  67 /   0  10  10  10
Fort Lauderdale  80  72  80  70 /   0  10  10  10
Miami            81  71  82  69 /   0  10  10  10
Naples           81  65  83  65 /   0  10   0   0

&&

.MFL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...None.
AM...None.
GM...None.
&&

UPDATE...54/BNB
DISCUSSION...13
MARINE...13
AVIATION...27/JT






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