Calm Midweek, Before Weekend Winter Storm?

The weather pattern remains mostly quiet midweek but this may change by the weekend as confidence is increasing on a winter storm along the East Coast. On Wednesday, expect below normal temperatures for the Eastern half of the U.S., locally heavy snow in the southern Rockies and High Plains, showers and isolated thunderstorms in Florida and air stagnation issues in the Northwest.
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Last Update: 347 AM EST Wed Jan 26 2022

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

10NM ESE Port Canaveral FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Low pressure over the Gulf of Mexico will weaken as it slides east across south central FL peninsula Today. Boating conditions will deteriorate this afternoon into tonight as northeast winds and seas increase behind another cold front. An intense low pressure area will develop offshore the southeast U.S.late Friday and rapidly deepen as it lifts northeast. This low will drag a strong cold front across Florida Friday evening, bringing gale conditions to the local waters through Saturday night. Winds and seas will gradually subside starting Sunday afternoon.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Northeast winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots across the Volusia waters this afternoon and north of Sebastian Inlet by this evening.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Wednesday, January 26th.

43 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 31 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 26 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 18 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 12 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Today
North winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. A dominant period 11 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Showers likely in the morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon.
Tonight
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. A dominant period 5 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
Thursday
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 7 feet. A dominant period 7 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
Thursday Night
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 7 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.
Friday
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 7 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Showers likely.
Friday Night
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 7 feet. Showers likely.
Saturday
Northwest winds 25 to 30 knots diminishing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet.
Saturday Night
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 7 feet.
Sunday
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet.
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Last Update: 347 AM EST Wed Jan 26 2022
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