Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KMLB 151305

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
905 AM EDT Thu Mar 15 2018


...Unseasonably Cool through Friday morning then Warming this
...Life Threatening Rip Currents Expected at the Beaches Today...

Today...A high pressure ridge was nosing into the peninsula from the
Gulf of Mexico.  This will provide a light wind flow, mainly from
the northwest/west, except for a sea breeze along the coast. After a
chilly start in the upper 30s to lower 40s, full sunshine will allow
max temps to reach the lower 70s, except upper 60s right along the
Volusia coast.  Don`t see anything in the current forecast that
needs changing.

If venturing into the chilly surf, rip currents will be life




Today-Tonight...A high pressure ridge was nosing into the peninsula,
but the gradient had not yet relaxed over the coastal waters.  All
computer model guidance continues to elongate the ridge eastward, so
gradient winds will drop below 10 knots by afternoon. A sea breeze
up to 10 knots will occur near the coast. Wind waves will become
negligible, but a long period northeast swell will allow seas to
remain near 3 feet along the coast and 4-5 feet well offshore.
Little change to the previous forecast.


Today...Little change in the air mass over the area, which yielded
min RH values around 15 percent yesterday.  Winds will be much
lighter during daytime heating though, generally west/northwest
around 5 mph.  An afternoon sea breeze close to 10 mph will occur
along the coast.  No change to the previous forecast and Red Flag


FL...Red Flag Warning from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening for
     Coastal Volusia County-Indian River-Inland Volusia County-
     Northern Brevard County-Orange-Osceola-Seminole-Southern
     Brevard County.




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