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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Last Update: 351 PM EST Fri Jan 15 2021

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Miami - South Florida Local Forecast Office

36NM E South Palm Beach FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM EST THIS EVENING

Synopsis: A cold front will move through the local waters later tonight into early Saturday morning. There will be a slight chance of showers tonight out ahead of the front. Behind the front, winds and seas will increase and hazardous marine conditions will persist throughout Saturday and into Saturday night across the outer Atlantic and outer Gulf waters. Winds and seas will diminish for the second half of the week and into early next week.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Gusty winds around 20 to 25 kt late tonight into Saturday.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Jan 14, 2021 at 1200 UTC...

11 nautical miles northeast of Fowey Rocks. 7 nautical miles east of Port Everglades. 8 nautical miles east of Lake Worth. 12 nautical miles east of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Tonight
West southwest winds 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 3 seconds. Slight chance of showers through the night.
Saturday
West northwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 5 seconds.
Saturday Night
Northwest winds 10 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 6 seconds.
Sunday
West northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 6 seconds.
Sunday Night
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Monday
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
Monday Night
North northeast winds around 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet.
Tuesday Through Wednesday
East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet.
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Last Update: 351 PM EST Fri Jan 15 2021
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