High Winds Creating Critical Fire Weather Threats in California; Heavy Rains Along Gulf Coast

Strong to high winds are creating critical fire weather conditions across much of California, and explosive fire growth in Southern California. Wind gradients gradually weaken Sunday and through mid next week. Conversely, very wet conditions will develop this week as week along the Gulf Coast; and unsettled weather pattern to the north with snow from the Great Basin to the High Plains.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 250 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

37NM ENE St. Lucie Inlet FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: High pressure over the southeast US will shift seaward into the western Atlantic Sunday off the Carolina coast. A trailing ridge axis will extend west across the Florida peninsula from early to mid week and produce favorable boating conditions.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...None.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Wednesday December 13th.

40 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 31 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 28 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 20 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 14 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Tonight
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds.
Sunday
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds.
Sunday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds.
Monday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Monday Night
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Tuesday
Southeast winds 5 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Tuesday Night
Southeast winds 5 knots becoming south after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Wednesday
South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Wednesday Night
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Thursday
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
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Last Update: 250 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017
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