...Gale Warning Outer Waters through Noon Today
...Small Craft Advisory Inner Waters through Noon Today
...Elevated Fire Danger due to Winds and Low Humidity Today...
...Hard Freeze Warning Tonight...
Synopsis & Timing
A dramatically colder and bitter air mass funneled over the area last night trailing the passage of a dry cold front. Record cold temperatures are forecast today and tonight.
After freezing temperatures this morning and biting wind chills in the teens to near 20 degrees, high temperatures will only rise into the 40s today despite full sun. Elevated winds will create wind chill in the 30s through much of the day.
A hard freeze warning is in effect tonight for all areas as temperatures fall below freezing shortly after sunset. Low temperatures Friday morning will range from the teens in normally colder locations inland to the mid 20s toward the Atlantic coast. Winds will be less compared to this morning with speeds around 5-10 mph. A wind chill advisory may be needed early Friday morning with wind chills in the teens along the Atlantic coast. Due to winds remaining elevated tonight, frost is not expected.
Gusts to gale force are expected to impact the outer waters (20 NM-60 NM offshore) through midday today, while the near shore waters will have sustained speeds of 20 knots and a Small Craft Advisory is in effect. Winds and seas will decrease into the afternoon, but a Small Craft Advisory is expected for the outer waters through tonight.
Although conditions are not expected to meet Red Flag criteria today, gusty NW winds, high dispersions and very low humidity could support fire growth.
Please call us directly with any specific questions and/or concerns for your local area.
Additional Information Resources:
NWS Jacksonville Contact Numbers: (800) 499-1594, ext. 1
& (904) 741-4370, ext. 4
NWS Jacksonville Webpage: weather.gov/jax
NWS Jacksoville Facebook: facebook.com/US.NationalWeatherService.Jacksonville.gov
NWS Jacksonville Twitter: twitter.com/NWSJacksonville
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AHPS River Forecasts: water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=jax