Critical Fire Weather Conditions for California and the Plains; Wet and Stormy Across the East

Critical fire weather conditions are likely to persist over parts of California and the Plains through Thursday. Elsewhere, a pair of cold fronts will deliver wet and stormy conditions to the eastern U.S. into Wednesday. Much cooler air will arrive in wake of the frontal passages with a return to below normal temperatures.
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Last Update: 346 PM EDT Tue Sep 29 2020

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

38NM E Port Canaveral FL

Marine Zone Forecast

...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution...

Synopsis: A cold front is forecast to cross through the local area overnight and into Wednesday bringing a brief period of poor boating conditions at midweek. The front will stall across the southern peninsula into this weekend. However, deep moisture will remain across the area to promote scattered showers and thunderstorms through the period, especially south of the Cape. .GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Southerly winds of 15 to 20 knots will veer to northwest to north overnight behind a cool front.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Tuesday, September 29th.

40 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 27 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 23 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 14 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 8 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Tonight
South to southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west in the late evening and early morning, then becoming northwest towards daybreak. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Wednesday
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 6 seconds. Chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening.
Thursday
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Friday
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Saturday
Northeast winds 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 346 PM EDT Tue Sep 29 2020
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