Critical Fire Weather Over The Southwest U.S., Heavy Rain And Flash Flooding Likely In Hawaii

The combination of strong winds and very dry humidity will lead to critical to extremely critical fire weather conditions over portions of the southern Plains and Desert Southwest through Friday. The potential exists for explosive wildfire growth given ignition. Heavy rain and flash flooding can be expected over the Hawaiian Islands where Flash Flood Watches remain in effect into Friday.
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Last Update: 953 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

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Miami - South Florida Local Forecast Office

6NM ESE Miami Beach FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Good boating conditions will continue across South Florida through the end of the week. Prevailing flow will veer more southerly, with both seabreezes developing the next two afternoons. Conditions are forecast to deteriorate Friday night into the weekend as strong east-northeast winds and higher rain chances arrive with the cold front that will stall out across the region.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...None

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Apr 17, 2018 at 1200 UTC...

10 nautical miles east southeast of Fowey Rocks. 18 nautical miles east of Port Everglades. 7 nautical miles east southeast of Lake Worth. 11 nautical miles northeast of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Rest Of Today
South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to south southeast 5 to 10 knots in the gulf stream. Seas around 2 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Tonight
South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest after midnight. Seas around 2 feet. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Friday
North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 9 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Friday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east 15 to 20 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
Saturday
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and 4 to 6 feet with occasional to 8 feet in the gulf stream. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers in the morning...then a chance of showers.
Saturday Night
East winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet along the coast and 5 to 7 feet with occasional to 9 feet in the gulf stream. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Sunday
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Monday
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 953 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018
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