Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
915 AM EST Wed Jan 16 2019

.DISCUSSION...
A strong high pres ridge centered over the wrn GOMex/Deep South will
dominate the lcl WX pattern today, generating a N/NW flow thru the
H100-H70 lyr. The 16/12Z RAOBs measured a very dry/stable airmass
over FL: PWat values btwn 0.25"-0.50", most of which is in the form
of a thin CI deck abv H50...soundings are almost completely
subsident thru the H100-H70 lyr.

Cool air advection pattern will continue...keeping max temps in the
L/M60s along and north of the I-4 Corridor...M/U60s to the south.
Mrng package on track...no updates necessary.

&&

.AVIATION...Thru 17/12Z.
Sfc Winds: Thru 17/00Z...N/NW 8-12KTS. Btwn 17/00Z-17/03Z...bcmg
N/NW 3-5KTS. Btwn 17/03Z-17/06Z...bcmg vrbl AOB 3KTS.

WX/Vsbys/Cigs: VFR all sites...cigs AOA FL120.

&&

.MARINE...
Strong high pres ridge centered over the wrn GOMex/Deep South
maintaining a locally tight pgrad...Buoy009 measuring 15-20KT N/NW
winds, but the lcl C-Man network measuring winds closer to 10KT.
Combined seas running 3-4FT nearshore and 5-6FT offshore in a
3FT/11sec swell. Marginal to poor boating conds will cont into the
aftn but should improve by late aftn as the center of the high pres
ridge approaches the FL peninsula. Small craft should continue to
exercise caution in the Gulf Stream until seas subside blo 5FT.
Isold shras in the Gulf Stream.

&&

.MLB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...None.
AM...None.

&&

$$

Bragaw/Ulrich


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