Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
948 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...NOTICEABLY COOLER AND DRIER THIS WEEKEND...
...POOR TO HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS TODAY...

TODAY/TONIGHT...COOL HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE MID SECTION OF
THE COUNTRY WILL SETTLE SOUTHEAST TOWARDS THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS.
THIS WILL MAINTAIN A NORTHWEST/NORTH FLOW OF COOL/DRY AIR.  TEMPS
WILL BE NEARLY 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

SOME CIRRUS WILL CONTINUE TO SWEEP SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS THE
SKY TODAY...BUT AS JET AXIS SAGS SOUTH INTO THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS AND
FLORIDA STRAITS...THE CLOUDS SHOULD THIN AND DIMINISH TONIGHT.

&&

.AVIATION...VFR.

&&

.MARINE...
TODAY-SUNDAY...PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL STEADILY EASE TODAY AS HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGE NOSES INTO THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO.  WILL EXPIRE
THE NEAR SHORE ADVISORY WITH THE MORNING FORECAST UPDATE BUT KEEP AN
EXERCISE CAUTION STATEMENT AS SHORT PERIOD WAVES PRODUCE POOR
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT.

AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE CENTER SLIDES SOUTHEAST TOWARDS THE
SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS TONIGHT...IT IS FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN
SLIGHTLY. THIS WILL LEAD TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10-15 KNOTS GOING TO
NORTHERLY AT A SOLD 15 KNOTS ON SUNDAY.  THOUGH SEA HEIGHTS WILL
GRADUALLY FALL THROUGH THE PERIOD...CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT WILL
STILL BE QUITE POOR ON SUNDAY...ESPECIALLY IN THE GULF STREAM.

&&

.CLIMATE...
AFTER A VERY WARM MONTH...ALL AREAS WILL EXPERIENCE BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES THIS WEEKEND.  PREVIOUSLY...ONLY A FEW DAYS THIS MONTH
WERE SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL...3 DAYS AT DAYTONA BEACH...2 DAYS AT
ORLANDO...ONE DAY AT MELBOURNE AND VERO BEACH.

&&

.MLB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...NONE.
AM...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR FLAGLER
     BEACH TO VOLUSIA-BREVARD COUNTY LINE 20-60 NM-SEBASTIAN
     INLET TO JUPITER INLET 20-60 NM-VOLUSIA-BREVARD COUNTY LINE
     TO SEBASTIAN INLET 20-60 NM.

&&

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LASCODY/PENDERGRAST


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