Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
1000 AM EST Sat Dec 10 2016

.DISCUSSION...

.UPDATE...High pressure centered near the TN valley will shift
slowly eastward this afternoon. Tight pressure gradient around the
high with 7 MB sfc gradient from JAX to MIA will support breezy
onshore winds along the east coast as the coastal trough breaks down
into the afternoon. Mid and high cloudiness are forecast to continue
to shift slowly south twd s FL with low level marine stratocu
increasing and moving onshore along the coast. Will see some shower
activity across the Atlc mainly south of Sebastian Inlet with a low
chance for onshore moving showers from Vero Beach south to Martin
county. High temps will be a few degrees below normal in the upper
60s for Lake/Volusia counties to lower 70s for Okeechobee county and
the Treasure coast.

&&

.AVIATION...
Areas of marine stratocu mainly around 3000-3500 ft will move
onshore along the coast into the afternoon, mainly from KVRB south.
Brief MVFR cigs ~2500 ft with -SHRA psbl from KVRB-KSUA into the
afternoon hours. Slgt Chc for -SHRA along the east coast tonight as
low level flow veers to the ENE/E.

&&

.MARINE...
Tight pressure gradient across the waters in response to high
pressure well north of the area will keep winds/seas elevated.
Expect winds to 15 knots across the nrn waters and 20 knots
central/srn marine zones. SCA will continue for the central/south
into Tonight. Seas up to 7-8 ft expected in the gulf stream south of
Cape Canaveral with seas 4-6 ft across the Volusia waters.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DAB  68  57  75  63 /  10  20  10  20
MCO  70  56  79  62 /  10  10  10  10
MLB  71  63  77  67 /  10  20  20  20
VRB  73  65  78  67 /  20  30  20  20
LEE  68  54  78  62 /   0  10  10  10
SFB  70  56  79  61 /  10  10  10  10
ORL  70  58  79  63 /  10  10  10  10
FPR  73  66  78  67 /  30  30  30  20

&&

.MLB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...None.
AM...Small Craft Advisory until 4 AM EST Sunday for Sebastian Inlet
     to Jupiter Inlet 0-20 nm-Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet
     20-60 nm-Volusia-Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 0-
     20 nm-Volusia-Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 20-60
     nm.

&&

$$

Volkmer/Sedlock



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