Hurricane Maria Forecast To Bring Impacts To East Coast

Hurricane Maria will approach the Mid-Atlantic coast early this week then finally shove eastward into the open Atlantic. Maria will likely not make landfall but will come close to portions of North Carolina midweek and could bring tropical storm force winds, locally heavy rain, storm surge, and very rough surf. Maria will create hazardous surf and rip currents for much of the East Coast this week.
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Last Update: 1027 AM EDT Tue Sep 26 2017

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Tallahassee, FL Local Forecast Office

17NM W Panama City Beach FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Light winds and low seas will persist into Saturday as the pressure pattern remains very weak. However, northeast winds will likely increase Saturday night and Sunday as a strong high pressure ridge builds south along the U.S. east coast.

Rest Of Today
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming onshore in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth.
Tonight
Onshore winds 5 to 10 knots early, becoming northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth.
Wednesday
North winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming onshore near the coast in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth.
Wednesday Night
West winds 5 to 10 knots early, becoming northwest. Seas 1 foot. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters smooth to a light chop.
Thursday
North winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming onshore in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth.
Thursday Night
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest early in the morning. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters mostly smooth.
Friday
Variable winds less than 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. protected waters mostly smooth. Slight chance of rain.
Friday Night
Light and variable winds becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters mostly smooth. slight chance of rain.
Saturday
Northeast winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of rain.


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Last Update: 1027 AM EDT Tue Sep 26 2017
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