Hurricane Maria Forecast To Bring Impacts To East Coast

Hurricane Maria will approach the Mid-Atlantic coast early this week then finally shove eastward into the open Atlantic. Maria will likely not make landfall but will come close to portions of North Carolina midweek and could bring tropical storm force winds, locally heavy rain, storm surge, and very rough surf. Maria will create hazardous surf and rip currents for much of the East Coast this week.
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Last Update: 1026 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

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Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A reinforcing northeasterly swell from distant Hurricane Maria will continue to lead to hazardous seas in the South Florida Atlantic waters through at least midweek. Coverage of showers and storms will generally remain below normal through midweek, then increase across the region late week into next weekend.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Seas 7 to 8 feet off the Palm Beach County Coast in a long period swell of 12 to 14 seconds.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Sep 23, 2017 at 1200 UTC...

2 nautical miles east northeast of Fowey Rocks. 5 nautical miles northeast of Port Everglades. 4 nautical miles southeast of Lake Worth. 3 nautical miles east northeast of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Rest Of Today
Nearshore, south southeast winds 5 knots becoming southwest. Offshore, east southeast winds 5 knots becoming south southwest. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 2 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight
West southwest winds 5 knots becoming northwest after midnight. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 2 seconds. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday
South winds 5 knots becoming west southwest. Seas less than 1 foot. Period 2 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Nearshore, west winds 5 knots becoming north northwest after midnight. Offshore, northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 1 foot. Period 2 seconds. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms through the night.
Wednesday
North winds around 5 knots becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Seas less than 1 foot. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Southwest winds around 5 knots becoming north northeast in the morning. Seas less than 1 foot. Bay and inland waters smooth. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday
East northeast winds around 5 knots becoming southwest 5 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Southeast winds 5 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Friday
South southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
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Last Update: 1026 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017
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