Critical Fire Weather Threats in Southern California; Persistent Heavy Rain in Texas

Strong offshore Santa Ana winds with warm temperatures, dry fuels and low humidity will continue to produce critical fire weather threats across southern California, while elevated concerns stretch into parts of northern California. Meanwhile, heavy to excessive overrunning rain lingers across Texas into the Lower Mississippi Valley with flooding possible to likely in the saturated region.
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Last Update: 303 PM EDT Tue Oct 16 2018

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Miami - South Florida Local Forecast Office

5NM SE Biscayne Bay FL

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
Synopsis: High pressure centered east of the waters will continue to provide moderate easterly wind through the week, with Atlantic winds occasionally increasing to around Small Craft Advisory levels, especially mid to late week. Seas will be 4 feet or less. Aside from isolated passing showers, mainly in the Atlantic, dry weather will prevail.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...None.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Oct 16, 2018 at 1200 UTC...

2 nautical miles east southeast of Fowey Rocks. 7 nautical miles east of Port Everglades. 6 nautical miles east southeast of Lake Worth. 8 nautical miles east southeast of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Tonight
East winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots along the coast to east 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers in the evening. A slight chance of thunderstorms through the night. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
Wednesday
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
Wednesday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday
East 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.
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 winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
Friday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional to 6 feet in the gulf stream. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday And Saturday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday
East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 303 PM EDT Tue Oct 16 2018
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