Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KOKX 040744 AFDOKX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 344 AM EDT FRI SEP 4 2015 .SYNOPSIS... HIGH PRESSURE OVER EASTERN CANADA DRIFTS TO THE SOUTH TONIGHT...AND THEN REMAINS IN CONTROL OVER THE EASTERN SEABOARD INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/... HIGH PRES CENTERED OVER CENTRAL QUEBEC WILL SLOWLY DRIFT TO THE SOUTH TODAY. AS IT DOES...A TIGHT E-NE GRADIENT WILL DEVELOP BETWEEN THAT AND LOW PRES OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST. THIS WILL RESULT IN WINDS INCREASING TO 15-20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH...MAINLY FOR COASTAL AREAS...THIS AFTERNOON. MUCH COOLER AND DRIER AIR BUILDS IN FROM THE NORTH. THE ONSHORE FLOW WILL KEEP SKIES CLOUDY...AND HIGHS WILL TOP OFF IN THE LOW TO MID 80S. WEAK SHORTWAVE PASSES THROUGH WESTERN ZONES THIS AFTERNOON... TOUCHING OFF ISOLATED SHRA/TSRA. THERE WILL BE A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS GOING INTO THIS AFTERNOON FOR ATLANTIC OCEAN BEACHES AS SEAS BUILD AND LONG SHORE CURRENT INCREASES ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND. && .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM SATURDAY/... SKIES CLEAR OUT TONIGHT AS HIGH PRES CONTINUES TO DRIFT TO THE SOUTH...AND WILL BE OVER NEW ENGLAND BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON. LOWS TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE MID TO UPPER 60S IN/AROUND NYC TO THE MID AND UPPER 50S ACROSS OUTLYING AREAS. HIGHS ON SATURDAY WILL BE RIGHT AROUND NORMAL...TOPPING OFF IN THE UPPER 70S TO AROUND 80. A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS AT ATLANTIC OCEAN BEACHES IS LIKELY TO PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY. && .LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/... GRADUALLY INCREASING DROUGHT AND FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS THROUGH THE PERIOD. GFS AND ECMWF SHOW AN IMPRESSIVE STRETCH OF TIME...THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY EVENING...WITH RH VALUES BELOW 50% FROM APPROX 900-250MB. THIS COMES COURTESY OF A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE STRETCHING ACROSS THE REGION SAT NIGHT THAT WILL SLOWLY SHIFT SOUTH AND EAST THROUGH THIS TIME FRAME. SUNNY SKIES AND MAINLY CLEAR NIGHTS OUTSIDE OF POTENTIAL PATCHY LATE NIGHT FOG MON AND TUES NIGHTS. BOTH MODELS SHOW THE POTENTIAL OF CONVECTION FIRING UP ALONG A TROUGH NEAR THE WESTERN ZONES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. WILL GO WITH A DRY FORECAST...WHICH WOULD SEEM A PRETTY GOOD BET CONSIDERING THE SUSTAINED DRY WEATHER PATTERN GOING ON. TEMPERATURES THROUGH WEDNESDAY EXPECTED TO ABOVE NORMALS IN SPITE OF HIGH PRESSURE SUBSIDENCE AND SEA BREEZES LIMITING THE MIXING DEPTH SUNDAY AND MONDAY. THE CURRENT RECORD HIGHS FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY SHOULD BE SAFE...BUT EXPECTED HIGHS FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY CAN COME CLOSE TO RECORDS IN SOME CASES. PREFERRED THE WARMER NAM MOS FOR HIGHS SUNDAY...AND WITH 900MB TEMPS RISING....MONDAY SHOULD BE A COUPLE OF DEGREES WARMER. DEEPER MIXING ANTICIPATED FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY WITH WEAKER SUBSIDENCE AND LESSER SEA BREEZE INFLUENCE. AND WITH TEMPS ALOFT RISING BOTH DAYS...EXPECTING TO SEE TEMPERATURES AROUND 90 IN THE CITY...NE NJ...AND SOME OTHER INLAND SPOTS AWAY FROM SEA BREEZES. WEDNESDAY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A DEGREE OR TWO WARMER THAN TUESDAY. SO FAR IT APPEARS THAT DEWPOINTS...WHILE NOT NECESSARILY AT COMFORTABLE LEVELS...WILL BE LOW ENOUGH TO PRECLUDE HEAT ADVISORY CONCERNS. LOOKS LIKE OUR BEST SHOT OF SHOWERS/TSTMS ARRIVES SOMETIME THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT WITH A COLD FRONT APPROACHING AND PASSING THROUGH. HIGH TEMPS ON THURSDAY STILL ABOVE NORMAL. && .AVIATION /08Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/... A COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE THEN BUILDS IN THROUGH TONIGHT. MAINLY VFR TO GET STARTED...THEN MVFR BECOMING LIKELY THIS MORNING WITH SOME STRATUS DEVELOPING AND MOVING IN FROM THE EAST. CEILINGS FOR A FEW TERMINALS COULD LOWER BELOW 2KFT AT TIMES. CEILINGS LIFT LATE IN THE AFTERNOON AND SCATTER OUT BY FRIDAY EVENING. WINDS WILL BE LIGHT AND VARIABLE EARLY...BECOMING AN INCREASING E-NE FLOW FRIDAY 10-15 KT WITH GUSTS NEAR 20 KT. GUST TIMING COULD BE OFF A FEW HOURS FROM FORECAST. .OUTLOOK FOR 06Z SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY... .LATE FRIDAY NIGHT-TUESDAY...VFR. && .MARINE... HIGH PRES OVER CENTRAL QUEBEC SLOWLY DRIFTS TO THE SOUTH LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT. THIS WILL FORM A TIGHT PRES GRADIENT WITH WIT LOW PRES OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST. E-NE WINDS ON THE OCEAN WATERS WILL INCREASE TO 15-20 KT WITH 20-30 KT GUSTS AS THE DAY PROGRESSES...AND WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT. SEAS ON THE OCEAN WILL BUILD TO 4-6 FT...AND WILL LIKELY NOT SUBSIDE TO LESS THAN 5 FT UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES FOR THE OCEAN WATERS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM SATURDAY. WINDS AND SEAS DIMINISH SATURDAY NIGHT AS A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE SETTLES OVER THE WATERS. THEREAFTER...SUB SCA CONDS CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK IN A WEAK PRESSURE GRADIENT AS HIGH PRESSURE SINKS SE OF THE REGION. && .FIRE WEATHER... MIN RH VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 50-60 PERCENT TODAY...AND EAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15-20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH FOR COASTAL AREAS. WINDS WILL RANGE FROM 10-15 MPH ACROSS INTERIOR NW ZONES. && .HYDROLOGY... NO WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS FORECAST THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. && .OKX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... CT...NONE. NY...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR NYZ075-080-081-178-179. NJ...NONE. MARINE...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO NOON EDT SATURDAY FOR ANZ350-353-355. && $$ SYNOPSIS...JC/MPS NEAR TERM...MPS SHORT TERM...MPS LONG TERM...JC AVIATION...MALOIT MARINE...JC/MPS FIRE WEATHER...MPS HYDROLOGY...JC/MPS

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