Severe Thunderstorm Threat Increasing This Week from the High Plains to Gulf Coast

A storm system will move from the Rockies to the East Coast during the next several days bringing a severe thunderstorm threat to many parts of the nation. On Thursday, large hail will be the main threat in the High Plains. By Friday a more widespread threat will develop in the ArkLaTex region where damaging winds, very large hail and tornadoes will be possible.
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Last Update: 404 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

7NM ESE Port Canaveral FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

Synopsis: HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST INTO THE WEEKEND. A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL PREVAIL OVER THE LOCAL ATLANTIC THAT WILL GENERATE A FRESH TO STRONG EASTERLY BREEZE THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. THESE WINDS WILL MAINTAIN HAZARDOUS SEAS INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. WINDS WILL DIMINISH TO A MODERATE TO FRESH EAST-SOUTHEAST BREEZE ON SATURDAY AS THE RIDGE AXIS GRADUALLY WEAKENS OVER THE WEST ATLANTIC.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY WITH SEAS UP TO 11 FEET THROUGH TONIGHT.

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.

Tonight
East winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 7 to 10 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Friday
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Friday Night
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with a dominant period 0 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Saturday
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Saturday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Sunday
Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Sunday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Monday
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Monday Night
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Tuesday
South winds 5 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Slight chance of showers.
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Last Update: 404 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017
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