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"From its chamber comes the whirlwind, and cold from the scattering winds." - Job 37:9.

"The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course".

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Continued "Warm" Through Thursday -Then Closer to "Normal"

Other than some pesky early day low clouds and a few patches of offshore clouds / light showers moving toward the coast as noted above, today looks like a repeat performance of Monday (So too on Wednesday)
TODAY: Morning KSC sounding shows a strong cap around 5000 feet again today with moisture at or below that level above which the atmosphere is primarily dry. Thus, satellite imagery correspondingly shows little in high clouds but rather the patches of stratocumulus clouds and a few showers locked below that capping inversion level.  If today is anything like yesterday, most areas north of the Indian River County line should dry out  but further south a few locations could see more clouds outside of low topped cumulus clouds in land away from the subsidence of cool area associated with the east coast sea breeze.

Highs today near the immediate beaches just below 80F and in the low 80Fs inland of the waterways (by not far) especially in areas that are most free of cloud coverage.

A Rare Mid-January Cape Canaveral Beach  Splish Splash  on Monday

WEDNESDAY: Outside of the chance of a similar of sorts scenario materializing over the course of the next 24 hours, little change in store .

THURSDAY: Frontal boundary associated with the huge jet stream streak and trough that has plagued the Western states north of it with cold air will be moving across the Mississippi River Valley region with the tail end of the jet streak preparing to pull out toward the east coast north of Florida as a cold front works into Central Florida after sunset. 

SW wind ahead of the front and a bit warmer, although some afternoon clouds and a few light showers are possible, especially along and north of I-4. With frontal passage sometime after 7pm south of I-4 after dark cold upon which air advection commences and the Party of Above Normal Temperatures  ends for quite some time to come.

FRIDAY: This day appears will be the over all coolest day in the next week for Central and South Florida. Low pressure (although weak) is anticipated to form along the boundary close to Cape Canaveral or just off shore with any wrap around moisture impacting mostly the area north of SR 46 in far North Brevard potentially generating showers and greater cloud coverage toward the east side of the state into Volusia County and mainly North Brevard. Elsewhere  it appears conditions could be partly cloudy to even clear as winds come onshore late Friday into early Saturday post sunset. Thus, coastal temperatures could be warmer near the beaches Saturday morning than on Friday morning.

BEYOND: A few more weak fronts could be sliding through in the next 7-10 days which will act to mainly exasperate a steady state of temperatures in the low to mid 40Fs inland and low to mid-50s right at the beaches south of I-4 or even SR 528. The further south one progresses  the warmer it becomes. Highs most days generally in the mid to upper 60Fs for quite some time. The overall picture seems that overnight lows will be a tad above normal (in general), but after noon highs a bit below with periods of high clouds becoming more likely. No freezing temperatures are foreseen except perhaps more toward I-10 toward Gainesville on a few occasions. 

 Oh Christmas Trees We Bid Farewell


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