Strong Winds Over Portions of the Rockies & Plains; Chilly for Much of the Eastern U.S.

Low pressure pushing eastward will generate strong winds over parts of the Rockies and Plains through Saturday with some light precipitation. Meanwhile, a much cooler air mass will overtake the eastern half of the country with frost and freeze concerns. Elevated fire weather conditions are expected for the Great Basin and parts of California, along with poor air quality in some locales.
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Last Update: 250 AM EDT Sat Oct 31 2020

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Jacksonville, FL Local Forecast Office

8NM ESE Jacksonville Beach FL

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...
Synopsis: A ridge of high pressure will build to our north today, allowing for the development of east winds around 20 knots and offshore seas building to 5 to 8 feet. Onshore winds today could also lead to the development of scattered showers today. Winds nearshore should subside to 15 to 20 knots this afternoon, but offshore winds and seas will remain elevated through tomorrow morning. A brief round of westerly winds Sunday morning will precede a dry cold front passage tomorrow afternoon. After that, moderate north-northeasterly winds will prevail through mid- week.

.GULF STREAM...

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Oct 31, 2020 at 1200 UTC...

73 nautical miles east of Flagler Beach. 79 nautical miles east of Saint Augustine Beach. 93 nautical miles east of Jacksonville Beach. 92 nautical miles east southeast of St Simons Island.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Today
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 6 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. chance of showers.
Tonight
East winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
Sunday
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Sunday Night
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Monday
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Monday Night
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Tuesday
North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Tuesday Night
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Wednesday
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
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Last Update: 250 AM EDT Sat Oct 31 2020
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