Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Jacksonville, FL

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FXUS62 KJAX 040121
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
921 PM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.UPDATE...STRENGTHENING PRESSURE GRADIENT SOUTH OF A HIGH PRESSURE
RIDGE OVER THE CAROLINAS WILL BRING AN INCREASE IN ONSHORE WINDS
LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. 00Z JAX SOUNDING SHOWS DRY AIR IN PLACE
WITH STRONG CAP NOTED BETWEEN 800-600 MB. A WEAK COASTAL TROUGH WILL
BRING A FEW LATE NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING ISOLATED SHOWERS TO THE NE
FL COAST AND COASTAL WATERS. OTHERWISE SKIES WILL BE CLEAR...EXCEPT
BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY ALONG THE COAST. LOW TEMPS WILL RANGE FROM
THE MID/UPPER 50S INLAND TO LOWER/MID 60S ALONG THE COAST.

&&

.AVIATION...PREVAILING VFR CONDITIONS.

&&

.MARINE...EASTERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO GRADUALLY INCREASE TONIGHT
INTO MONDAY AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT STRENGTHENS ON THE SOUTH SIDE
OF A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AXIS OVER THE CAROLINAS. DATA BUOY OBS INDICATE
COMBINED SEAS OF 3 TO 5 FEET OFFSHORE WILL INCREASE TO 4 TO 6 FEET LATER
TONIGHT SO WILL CONTINUE THE EXERCISE CAUTION FOR THE OFFSHORE WATERS.
ALSO EXPECTING ISOLATED SHOWERS.

RIP CURRENTS: MODERATE RISK THROUGH MIDWEEK AS ONSHORE WINDS AND EASTERLY
SWELLS INCREASE.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AMG  55  83  58  81 /   0  10   0   0
SSI  63  78  65  75 /  10  10   0  20
JAX  57  80  61  80 /  10  10  10  20
SGJ  65  77  66  78 /  10  20  10  20
GNV  55  83  60  82 /  10  10  10  10
OCF  57  83  61  83 /  10  10  10  10

&&

.JAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...NONE.
GA...NONE.
AM...NONE.

&&

$$

PP/ACS/RW



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