Fire Weather in the West; Strong to Severe Storms in Southern Mid-Atlantic; Tropics off Florida and Southeast

Critical fire weather conditions will continue across the Inter-mountain West through the upcoming weekend, as Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches are in effect. Meanwhile, strong to severe storms w/ damaging winds and heavy rain likely in North Carolina and southern Virginia. Finally, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a broad area of low pressure in the Bahamas for development.
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Last Update: 344 AM EDT Fri Aug 23 2019

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Miami - South Florida Local Forecast Office

36NM E Soldier Key FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A tropical disturbance approaching the region will bring easterly winds across the region. Seas will be generally 2-3 feet with occasionally higher seas in the Atlantic. Seas in the Gulf will be generally 2 feet or less. Increased moisture across the area will lead to increased periods of showers and thunderstorms across all South Florida waters.Gusty and erratic winds with locally higher seas are possible in and around any convection.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Lightning, gusty winds, locally higher seas, and waterspouts are possible with showers and thunderstorms over the Gulf Stream.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Aug 22, 2019 at 1200 UTC...

5 nautical miles east southeast of Fowey Rocks. 7 nautical miles east of Port Everglades. 4 nautical miles east of Lake Worth. 7 nautical miles northeast of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Today
South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
Tonight
South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to south southeast 10 to 15 knots in the gulf stream. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers in the evening. Slight chance of thunderstorms through the night. Showers likely after midnight.
Saturday
South winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms. Chance of showers in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
South winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Sunday Through Monday Night
Southwest winds 10 knots along the coast to southwest 5 to 15 knots in the gulf stream. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tuesday
West southwest winds 5 knots becoming south in the evening. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters smooth. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 344 AM EDT Fri Aug 23 2019
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