Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KMLB 230122

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
922 PM EDT Thu Mar 22 2018


Tonight...Axis of high pressure ridge will remain off to our
west/northwest, which will maintain a cool and dry northwest to
north gradient wind.  The models indicate boundary layer winds will
be at least 10 knots.  So, despite the very low dew points and clear
skies, radiational cooling will not be ideal.  The latest short
range guidance shows low temps will be in the lower-mid 40s, but
some upper 30s are possible in normally colder low spots.  Don`t see
any strong evidence to change the previous forecast.




Tonight...Weakness in the pressure field has caused northwest/north
winds to diminish substantially with buoy 41009 recently around 10
knots.  Guidance shows the gradient re-tightening slightly and
supporting near 15 knots.  Will let the Small Craft Advisory expire,
but mention an exercise caution statement in the Gulf Stream.

Fri...The high pressure ridge axis will remain off to the west
through much of the day.  Guidance shows 10-15 knot northerly flow,
so exercise caution conditions may persist in the Gulf Stream.


FL...Fire Weather Watch from Friday afternoon through Friday evening
     for Okeechobee-Orange-Osceola-Seminole.




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