Dangerous Heat and Humidity Building from the Plains to the East Coast

A strengthening ridge of high pressure will produce much above average temperatures from the Plains to the East Coast, a true summer heat wave. Highs in the 90s and triple digits combined w/ humidity and dewpoints surging into the upper 70s, if not low 80s, will create heat indices as high as 110 to 115 through this weekend. Air quality will likely be poor due to haze and little air circulation.
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Last Update: 352 AM EDT Thu Jul 18 2019

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Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: The Atlantic ridge of high pressure will stretch from the Atlantic across east central Florida through this weekend. Very favorable boating conditions are expected for small craft operation through at least Sunday.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...None.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Sunday July 14th.

41 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 27 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 23 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 16 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 9 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Today
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
Friday Night
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday
South winds 5 knots becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 352 AM EDT Thu Jul 18 2019
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