Wintry Weather Across the Northern Tier of the U.S.; Fire Weather Concerns in California

Wintry weather is expected from the Northern Plains to Upper Great Lakes with periods of snow and freezing rain. Another system will bring more snow to the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains Wednesday night into Thursday. Meanwhile, fire weather and air quality concerns persist for portions of the Western U.S., including California. Temperatures will run above normal over much of the East.
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Last Update: 414 AM EDT Wed Oct 21 2020

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

13NM ENE Ft. Pierce Inlet FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

Synopsis: A strong high pressure ridge over the eastern U.S. and western Atlantic will maintain fresh onshore winds and elevated seas over the local waters through late week. Conditions for small craft operators will remain hazardous as large swells form distant Hurricane Epsilon will also begin to spread into the local Atlantic through mid to late week.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...East winds 15 to 20 knots with seas 6 to 8 feet.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Wednesday, October 21st.

43 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 30 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 23 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 17 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 12 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Today
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Showers likely in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms. Chance of showers in the afternoon.
Tonight
East winds 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday
East winds 15 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Friday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Sunday
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 414 AM EDT Wed Oct 21 2020
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