Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KJAX 231417
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
1017 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...NOR`EASTER CONDITIONS ALONG THE COAST TODAY...

.UPDATE...Strong sfc high wedging south across the area in
combination with a coastal trough will produce strong northeast
winds this afternoon along with high surf and dangerous rip currents
along the coast. Most of the strong storms...in association with the
cold front...have pushed well south of the area. There are a few
remaining isolated showers across inland areas of St Johns and Clay
counties moving southwest. Other than a few isolated showers...it
will be cloudy and breezy/windy this afternoon with strongest winds
along the coast where there will probably be gusts to 35 mph and
around 25 mph elsewhere.

&&

.AVIATION...Will have prevailing high end MVFR cigs with ocnl VFR
cigs this afternoon. Gusty northeast winds. There will also be
isolated showers esp across Ne fL and have VCSH.

&&

.MARINE...Data buoy obs indicating SCA conditions ongoing
across the Ga waters which will rapidly spread south along
the Ne Fl coast. In addition...there will be high surf and
High Risk of rip currents.

Rip Currents: High Risk today.

&&

.FIRE WX...Main concerns will be high dispersions this
afternoon along with northeast winds of 15 to 25 mph.
The flow off the ocean and lack of sun will keep min
rh`s well above critical levels.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AMG  69  52  76  54 /  10  10  10   0
SSI  62  56  67  60 /  20  20  10   0
JAX  68  56  74  57 /  20  20  10   0
SGJ  67  59  70  60 /  40  20  10   0
GNV  72  53  77  55 /  20  10   0   0
OCF  74  54  78  56 /  30  10   0   0

&&

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

     Wind Advisory until 7 PM EDT this evening for Coastal Duval-
     Coastal Nassau-Flagler-St. Johns.

     High Surf Advisory from 2 PM this afternoon to 5 AM EDT Friday
     for Flagler-St. Johns.

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

     Wind Advisory until 7 PM EDT this evening for Coastal Camden-
     Coastal Glynn.

AM...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-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.

&&

$$

PP/AW


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