Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Jacksonville, FL

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FXUS62 KJAX 201418
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
1018 AM EDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.UPDATE...A large mid/upper ridge builds into the area with the
low level ridge axis to the north of the area. Other than a few
coastal clouds and possible sprinkles...skies will be mostly
sunny with warm afternoon temps inland and cooler at the coast
with breezy northeast winds.

&&

.AVIATION...Prevailing VFR with ocnl coastal clouds and
gusty northeast winds.

&&

.MARINE...High pressure will be north of area waters into
Saturday then to the Northeast Saturday night into Monday. Onshore
winds will decrease some but will still have an exercise caution
for the waters.

Rip Currents: The High Risk of rip currents is continued through
late Saturday due to lingering east swells and onshore flow.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...Water levels along the local Atlantic coast
continue to lower to action stages with the passage of the New
Moon and gradually weakening onshore flow. High tides have been
cresting at low end moderate stage in the St. Johns River basin
south of downtown JAX with levels in the minor to barely moderate
in Duval county/JAX Metro area. At this time, decided to extend
the coastal flood warning for the St. Johns basin, through
Saturday morning.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AMG  82  59  83  63 /   0   0   0  10
SSI  79  71  80  70 /   0  10  10  30
JAX  81  69  83  67 /  10  10  20  20
SGJ  80  73  81  72 /  10  10  20  20
GNV  84  67  86  66 /  10  10  10  10
OCF  85  66  86  68 /  10   0  10  10

&&

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

     Coastal Flood Warning until 8 AM EDT Saturday for Clay-Coastal
     Duval-Flagler-Inland Duval-Putnam-St. Johns.

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

AM...Small Craft Advisory until noon EDT today for 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/AK/CE



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