Severe Weather Threat Will Continue Through the Weekend

The risk for severe thunderstorms continues through the weekend. The main threat will shift from parts of eastern Texas into the Ozark Plateau and spread into the lower Mississippi Valley by Saturday afternoon and evening. Severe storms are possible in the Tennessee Valley and southern Plains Sunday. Storms may contain damaging winds, hail and an isolated tornado.
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Last Update: 1015 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

12NM E Ft. Pierce Inlet FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

Synopsis: A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE CENTERED OFF THE CAROLINA COAST WILL MAINTAIN AN EAST TO SOUTHEAST WIND FLOW THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE RIDGE WILL GRADUALLY SETTLE SOUTH ACROSS THE WATERS EARLY NEXT WEEK RESULTING IN A DECREASE IN WIND SPEED. A MODERATE EASTERLY SWELL WILL BE THE PRIMARY CONTRIBUTION TO LOCAL WAVE HEIGHTS, PRODUCING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS NEAR INLETS ESPECIALLY DURING THE OUTGOING TIDE.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH SEAS 7 TO 8 FEET TODAY.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED ON THE REAL TIME OCEAN FORECAST SYSTEM AS OF WEDNESDAY MARCH 22ND.

42 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET. 30 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT CANAVERAL. 27 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SEBASTIAN INLET. 16 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FORT PIERCE INLET. 10 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SAINT LUCIE INLET.

This Afternoon
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters.
Tonight
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Sunday
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters.
Sunday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.
Monday
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Monday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Tuesday
Southeast winds 5 knots becoming east 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Tuesday Night
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Wednesday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
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Last Update: 1015 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017
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