A Powerful Storm System To Impact the Southern Plains through the Gulf Coast

A vigorous storm system will develop over the southern Plains today, bringing strong winds and fire weather concerns from southeast New Mexico to south Texas, as well as a risk of severe storms and heavy rainfall from the ArkLaTex to the central Gulf Coast. The severe storm and heavy rainfall threat will spread across the Southeast on Friday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 1024 AM EST Thu Dec 13 2018

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Miami - South Florida Local Forecast Office

5NM SE Biscayne Bay FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Southeasterly flow will continue ahead of the next cold front due to approach the region this weekend. Ahead of the front, winds will veer from the southeast to the south and eventually southwest. A few showers are possible the next few days over the waters, with more widespread showers and storms with the front late Friday into Saturday.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...occasional seas up to 6 feet off the coast of Palm Beach County mid to late morning then decreasing through remainder of day.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Dec 13, 2018 at 1200 UTC...

3 nautical miles southeast of Fowey Rocks. 7 nautical miles east of Port Everglades. 5 nautical miles east northeast of Lake Worth. 6 nautical miles east southeast of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Rest Of Today
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of sprinkles in the morning.
Tonight
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas.
Friday
Winds southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas.
Friday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to south 15 to 20 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms through the night.
Saturday
West southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Saturday Night
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday
North northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
Sunday Night And Monday
North winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to north 10 to 15 knots in the gulf stream. Seas around 2 feet along the coast and 2 to 3 feet with occasional to 5 feet in the gulf stream. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
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Last Update: 1024 AM EST Thu Dec 13 2018
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