Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
926 PM EDT Sat Apr 29 2017

.UPDATE...Low level Atlantic ridge axis was north of the area
providing a broad southeast flow to the region. 00Z Jax
sounding showed dry and stable mid level air which helped
suppress most convection although a few showers did manage
to briefly form inland. Winds were still gusty this eve but will
gradually decrease overnite. The southeast flow will continue
to push the smoke plume from the West Mims Wildfire to the
northwest. Visibilities will be reduced to less than 1 mile at
times near and just northwest of the wildfire.

Moist low level SE flow will probably bring in patchy low clouds
again overnite while high clouds will stream in from the gulf on
the western edge of the upper ridge.

&&

.AVIATION...Patchy low clouds expected to develop again tonight
first along the coast and move inland overnite. Have MVFR cigs
developing aft 05Z-06Z and continuing into much of Sunday morning.
There may be a brief period of IFR cigs. VFR cigs expected
Sunday afternoon. Gusty SE winds beginning mid morning (15Z).

&&

.MARINE...Low level Atlantic ridge axis will remain north of the
waters through Sunday. Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots with
seas 2 to 4 feet near shore and 3 to 5 feet offshore.
Small craft should exercise caution.

Rip Currents: Moderate Risk through Sunday due to an onshore
flow and a long period swell.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AMG  67  90  69  86 /  10  10  10  50
SSI  73  84  73  82 /  10  10  20  30
JAX  68  86  71  89 /  10  10  10  20
SGJ  73  85  72  86 /  10  10  10  30
GNV  66  89  69  89 /  10  20  20  20
OCF  68  91  69  90 /  10  20  20  30

&&

.JAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...None.
GA...None.
AM...None.

&&

$$

PP/SC/AW



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