Winter Storm for south-central U.S.; Critical Fire Weather in the West; Tracking Zeta

Heavy snow will continue to spread south along the Rockies through Monday. An area of freezing rain and sleet is forecast to develop over portions of the southern Plains to start the week. Meanwhile, dry and gusty conditions will continue critical fire weather conditions from California into southern New Mexico. Zeta is forecast to become a hurricane tracking north across the Gulf of Mexico.
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Last Update: 947 PM EDT Sun Oct 25 2020

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...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
Synopsis: Pressure gradient between high pressure over the western Atlantic and Tropical Storm Zeta over the NW Caribbean will keep moderate southeast winds across the local waters through the early part of the week. Showers will be widespread over the local waters through Tuesday, along with a few thunderstorms with gusty winds. High pressure is expected to build back over South Florida on Wednesday as Zeta moves over the Gulf of Mexico well to our west. This will lead to a slight decreasing trend in wind, seas and thunderstorm activity over the local waters.



.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms with occasionally gusty wind and rough seas through Tuesday.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Oct 24, 2020 at 1200 UTC...

12 nautical miles east of Fowey Rocks. 17 nautical miles east of Port Everglades. 13 nautical miles east southeast of Lake Worth. 13 nautical miles east southeast of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Rest Of Tonight
South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 4 seconds. North northeast swell 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Monday
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 12 seconds becoming 4 seconds in the afternoon. Northeast swell 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Monday Night
East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 11 seconds. East southeast swell 3 feet in the evening. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers.
Tuesday
East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers.
Tuesday Night And Wednesday
East southeast winds around 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers.
Wednesday Night
East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east southeast around 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Thursday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Thursday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Friday
South winds around 10 knots becoming east southeast in the evening. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
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Last Update: 947 PM EDT Sun Oct 25 2020
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