High Winds and Blizzard Conditions in the Central U.S.; Critical Fire Weather in Southern California

A powerful winter storm will continue to bring widespread impacts to the central U.S. today. Blizzard conditions will continue across portions of the east-central and northern Plains while high winds to 65 mph will continue over portions of the west-central and northern Plains into this evening. Gusty offshore winds will drive several days of critical fire weather in southern California.
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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

Sebastian Inlet FL

Marine Point Forecast

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  • This
    Afternoon

    Sunny

    SSW 10kt
    1ft

    High: 71 °F

  • Tonight

    Slight Chc Showers

    WSW 10kt
    1ft

    Low: 50 °F

  • Saturday

    Mostly Sunny

    W 15kt
    1-2ft

    High: 65 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    Light Wind
    1-2ft

    Low: 43 °F

  • Sunday

    Mostly Sunny

    Light Wind
    1ft

    High: 63 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Mostly Cloudy

    Light Wind
    1ft

    Low: 48 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    Mostly Sunny

    WNW 10kt
    1ft

    High: 65 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    NNW 10kt
    < 1ft

    Low: 49 °F

  • Tuesday

    Sunny

    NE 10kt
    < 1ft

    High: 69 °F


High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 3:15 pm EST Jan 15, 2021
Forecast Valid: 4pm EST Jan 15, 2021-6pm EST Jan 21, 2021

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Detailed Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

Synopsis: South winds will become southwest and increase this evening as a cold front approaches and moves overnight across the waters. Winds will shift to the west- northwest behind the front and remain elevated through Saturday, before decreasing into Sunday as a high pressure ridge builds toward Florida.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Southwest winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots early this evening and to near 20 knots tonight. Seas building to 2 to 4 ft this afternoon and 4 to 6 feet overnight.

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

39 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 31 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 24 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 15 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 8 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

This Afternoon
SSW wind around 10 kt. Sunny. Seas around 1 ft.
Tonight
SSW wind 5 to 10 kt becoming W after midnight. A slight chance of showers between 10pm and 4am. Seas around 1 ft.
Saturday
W wind 5 to 15 kt, with gusts as high as 20 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Saturday Night
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly clear. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Sunday
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly sunny. Seas around 1 ft.
Sunday Night
Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly cloudy. Seas around 1 ft.
M.L.King Day
WNW wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas around 1 ft.
Monday Night
NNW wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
Tuesday
NE wind around 10 kt. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.

*Notices:

  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.
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Point Forecast: 27.85°N 80.45°W
Last Update: 3:15 pm EST Jan 15, 2021
Forecast Valid: 4pm EST Jan 15, 2021-6pm EST Jan 21, 2021
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