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FXUS62 KMFL 280804
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
404 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.SHORT TERM (TODAY-MONDAY)...
A STRONG MID/UPPER LEVEL TROUGH CONTINUES TO SHIFT EAST THIS MORNING
ALLOWING A COLD FRONT TO MOVE ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA WHICH WILL CLEAR
THE SOUTHEAST COAST PRIOR TO SUNRISE. EXTENSIVE MID TO HIGH LEVEL
CLOUDS WILL PREVAIL EARLY AND THEN THESE TOO WILL CLEAR THE LAKE
REGION AFTER SUNRISE AND THE SOUTHEAST COAST BY EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON. COLD AIR ADVECTION WILL CONTINUE THOUGH SUNDAY ALONG WITH
A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE MOVING TO NORTH FLORIDA BY LATE
SUNDAY. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL ONLY REACH THE 70S AND
DROPPING INTO THE UPPER 40S TO 50S TONIGHT EXCEPT AROUND 60 ALONG
THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES ON
SUNDAY WILL ALSO REMAIN IN THE 70S. A MOSTLY ZONAL FLOW WILL RETURN
TO THE FLORIDA PENINSULA ON MONDAY WITH THE SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
MOVING TO CENTRAL FLORIDA WITH A SLOW MODIFICATION IN THE COOL
AIRMASS.

.LONG TERM (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)...
A WEAK SOUTHERN STREAM TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST STATES
LATE THIS WEEK WITH AN INCREASED CHANCE FOR SHOWERS RETURNING TO
SOUTH FLORIDA. THE SURFACE RIDGE WILL SHIFT EAST INTO THE ATLANTIC
BY MID WEEK CONTINUING INTO NEXT WEEKEND FOR A GRADUAL WARMING TREND
WITH TEMPERATURES SLOWLY CLIMBING BACK TO ABOVE NORMAL READINGS FOR
EARLY APRIL.

&&

.MARINE...
ROUGH MARINE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TODAY WTIH A NORTH WIND
BEHIND A COLD FRONT AND SEAS OF 5 T 7 FEET IN THE GULF WATERS AND
6-9 FEET IN THE ATLANTIC. WIND AND SEAS WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH
TONIGHT INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK AS THE GRADIENT SLACKENS AND THE WIND
SHIFTS TO THE EAST AND DIMINISHES. AN EAST WIND WILL THEN CONTINUE
FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS EAST INTO
THE ATLANTIC AND WEAKENS.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
WEST PALM BEACH  73  55  75  59 /   0   0   0  10
FORT LAUDERDALE  75  59  76  63 /   0   0   0  10
MIAMI            77  60  78  63 /  10   0   0  10
NAPLES           74  54  76  53 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MFL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...NONE.
AM...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR AMZ650-651-
     670-671.

     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR AMZ610.

GM...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR GMZ656-
     657-676.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...30/KOB
LONG TERM....30/KOB


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