Volusia-Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 20 - 60 NM Marine Forecast
|This Afternoon...Northeast Winds 30 To 35 Knots Diminishing To 25 To 30 Knots In The Afternoon. Frequent Gusts To Around 40 Knots. Seas 14 To 19 Feet With A Dominant Period 11 Seconds. Showers Likely.|
|Tonight...Northeast Winds 20 To 25 Knots. Seas 11 To 15 Feet With A Dominant Period 11 Seconds. Chance Of Showers.|
|Thursday...Northeast Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Seas 9 To 12 Feet With A Dominant Period 11 Seconds. Chance Of Showers.|
|Thursday Night...East Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 8 To 10 Feet. Chance Of Showers.|
|Friday...Southeast Winds 10 Knots. Seas 7 To 9 Feet. Chance Of Showers.|
|Friday Night...South Winds 10 To 15 Knots Becoming West After Midnight. Seas 7 To 9 Feet. Chance Of Showers.|
|Saturday...Northwest Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 7 To 8 Feet.|
|Saturday Night...Northwest Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 6 To 7 Feet.|
|Sunday...Northwest Winds 10 Knots. Seas 5 To 6 Feet.|
Synopsis for Atlantic coastal waters from Flagler Beach to Jupiter Inlet out 60 nm - AMZ500|
1021 AM EST Wed Jan 22 2020
A low pressure developing north of the Bahamas today will continue to bring north winds with frequent gusts in excess of gale force through this evening. The pressure gradient will start to relax tonight through Friday as the low pulls away from the area, but hazardous seas will remain across the waters. Another cold front is forecast to cross the waters Friday night into Saturday morning veering winds back to northwesterly and continuing poor to hazardous conditions into the weekend.
Gulf Stream Hazards: North winds 30 to 35 knots with frequent gusts as high as 40 to 45 knots through this afternoon. Seas building to 15 to 18 feet. Seas will likely remain above advisory criteria through Saturday.
The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Monday, January 20th.
41 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.
33 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.
26 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 18 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.
11 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.
Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
1024am EST Wednesday Jan 22 2020
Secondary circulation/low west of low pressure farther offshore has shown up well on satellite imagery this morning, currently shifting south toward Grand Bahama this morning. The closer proximity of this system has significantly tightened the pressure gradient, and Buoy 41009 20 nautical miles offshore of the Cape has been recording sustained winds up to 40mph (35kts) with gusts to 50 to 55mph (45-48kts). At the Cape and along the Volusia County coast, occasional 40 to 45 mph gusts have been reported. It will remain quite windy today, especially along the coast, with a Wind Advisory in place through early this evening as northwest to north winds around 20-25 mph continue to gust as high as 35 to 40 mph. A Lake Wind Advisory is in effect across the interior for winds 15-20 mph, gusting to 25 to 30 mph.
These strong winds were able to transport in a chilly airmass for central Florida standards, with lows just below freezing (lowest around 30 degrees) occurring across Lake, inland Volusia and portions of northwest Orange and western Seminole counties. Wind chill values in the 20s and low 30s were experience over much of the area from these colder temperatures and gusty winds. As low off the coast shifts farther south and weakens, winds aloft will continue to veer the northeast, quickly modifying the colder airmass and transporting increasing cloud cover and showers onshore. Temperatures will still be below normal with highs in the upper 50s northwest of I-4 and low to mid 60s farther south and inland.
Strong northerly winds and increasing wave heigheights will lead to very dangerous surf conditions at area beaches, with a High Surf Advisory and High Rip Current Risk in place.
Gale conditions will continue over the waters today, with seas building to 15 to 19 feet over the gulf stream. The Gale Warning continues through 7 pm. For the nearshore, a Small Craft Advisory will go into effect after 4 pm and expand offshore after 7pm. And even though winds are forecast to drop below 20 knots late tonight, seas will still range 7 to 12 feet.
NOAA Melbourne FL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
FL...High Surf Advisory until 7pm EST Thursday for Coastal Volusia- Indian River-Martin-Northern Brevard-Southern Brevard-St. Lucie.
Wind Advisory until 7pm EST this evening for Coastal Volusia- Indian River-Martin-Northern Brevard-Southern Brevard-St. Lucie.
Lake Wind Advisory until 7pm EST this evening for Inland Volusia-Northern Lake-Okeechobee-Orange-Osceola-Seminole- Southern Lake.
AM...Small Craft Advisory from 4pm this afternoon to 4am EST Friday for Flagler Beach to Volusia-Brevard County Line 0-20 nm- Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 0-20 nm-Volusia-Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 0-20 nm.
Gale Warning until 4pm EST this afternoon for Flagler Beach to Volusia-Brevard County Line 0-20 nm-Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 0-20 nm-Volusia-Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 0-20 nm.
Small Craft Advisory from 7pm this evening to 4am EST Friday for Flagler Beach to Volusia-Brevard County Line 20-60 nm- Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20-60 nm-Volusia-Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 20-60 nm.
Gale Warning until 7pm EST this evening for Flagler Beach to Volusia-Brevard County Line 20-60 nm-Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20-60 nm-Volusia-Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 20-60 nm.