Wet Pattern Continues From the Northwest To Rockies; Major Storm System To Develop On Thursday Across Southern Plains

A vigorous system will slide from the Northwest to the Rockies on Wednesday to keep intact the wet pattern across the extended region. Heavy to excessive rain, intense mountain snow and high winds are possible before the next system arrives on Friday. The same system will evolve into a major storm on Thursday across the southern Plains for a widespread rain event for the South and East.
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Last Update: 1037 AM EST Wed Dec 12 2018

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

9NM ENE Ponce Inlet FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Winds will gradually diminish today as they veer to the northeast and then east. However, seas will be slower to subside, especially over the Gulf Stream. Winds will turn southerly and increase late in the week ahead of the next approaching strong cold front. This front will push through the region early Saturday, preceded by a fast moving band of showers and possibly some strong storms. A second reinforcing frontal boundary will push through the area Saturday night.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Seas around 6 feet in the gulf stream.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Sunday, December 9th.

40 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 27 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 24 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 17 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 10 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

This Afternoon
Northwest winds 5 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. Smooth on the intracoastal waters.
Tonight
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Thursday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
Thursday Night
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south 20 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
Friday
South winds 20 knots diminishing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Saturday
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of showers.
Saturday Night
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Sunday
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
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Last Update: 1037 AM EST Wed Dec 12 2018
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