Fire Weather Concerns in California; Air Quality Issues For West Coast States; Pattern Change Likely This Week

Elevated fire concerns persist in southern California today, while air quality and stagnation issues from smoke and pollutants will last over the next few days from California into the Pacific Northwest. However by the middle of the week, the weather pattern changes across the West as a series of moist Pacific systems will produce heavy to excessive rain and mountain snow for the region.
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Last Update: 441 PM EST Mon Nov 19 2018

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Miami - South Florida Local Forecast Office

36NM E Bal Harbour FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Showers will be possible each day for both the Atlantic and Gulf waters of South Florida. A weak cold front will move into the area Tuesday, helping to enhance the chances of showers across the area, and bring an increase to the wind into the 12-15 kt range, while turning it more northeasterly once again. Seas are forecast to run up to a foot in the Gulf and up to 2 feet in the Atlantic for the beginning of the week, building to around 3 feet by Wednesday night.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS... None.

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

9 nautical miles northeast of Fowey Rocks. 11 nautical miles east of Port Everglades. 12 nautical miles east northeast of Lake Worth. 17 nautical miles east southeast of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Tonight
East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Tuesday
East southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters smooth. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
North northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
Wednesday
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
Wednesday Night
Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
Thursday
East northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday
East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Friday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
Saturday
West southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
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Last Update: 441 PM EST Mon Nov 19 2018
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