Powerful Nor'easter To Deliver Impacts To The East Coast

A powerful Nor'easter is expected to develop off the Mid-Atlantic coastline on Friday before impacting eastern parts of the Northeast and New England this weekend. Numerous hazards are likely from heavy snow, with significant accumulations across eastern Long Island/New England, to gusty winds and coastal issues. In fact, the combination of the snow and winds may result in blizzard conditions.
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Last Update: 229 PM EST Thu Jan 27 2022

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Jacksonville, FL Local Forecast Office

9NM E Jacksonville Beach FL

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...
Synopsis: Strong high pressure situated along the eastern seaboard will weaken and shift eastward this evening as weak low pressure over the western Bahamas begins to move slowly northward. Small Craft Advisory conditions will continue through tonight before winds briefly diminish on Friday ahead of an approaching arctic cold front. This front will cross our local waters on Friday evening, accompanied by a few showers. Northwesterly winds will then abruptly increase during the late evening hours, with Gale Force winds expected throughout our waters from late Friday night through Saturday morning. High pressure will then build into our region from the west on Saturday night and Sunday, allowing for winds to gradually diminish.

.GULF STREAM...

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Jan 25, 2022 at 1200 UTC...

64 nautical miles east of Flagler Beach. 73 nautical miles east of Saint Augustine Beach. 83 nautical miles east of Jacksonville Beach. 94 nautical miles east of St Simons Island.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Tonight
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Friday
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Friday Night
Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Very rough on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the evening.
Saturday
Northwest winds 25 to 30 knots diminishing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Very rough on the intracoastal waters.
Saturday Night
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Sunday
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters.
Sunday Night
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Monday
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Monday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Tuesday
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
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Last Update: 229 PM EST Thu Jan 27 2022
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