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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 22, 2013

Dank Hanky Panky ;- ( at the Beaches, Warmer Elsewhere

Image for this afternoon shows that high pressure at the lower levels is building Southeastward from the Northern Plains as noted in yesterday post. The net affect will be to increase NE winds into the coast. Ocean temperatures off of Daytona are around 62F whereas near the Port of Canaveral they are 68F. 
TODAY: Slight increase in NE winds today could greatly alter the weather conditions from mainly the Eau Gallie Causeway and north, especially within 1 mile of the immediate coastline when/where winds will be blowing in off very cool ocean waters under a mostly veiled sky cut off from the afternoon sunshine.

This is not an unusual winter time (especially late winter) scenario.  Given the length of the season we are now into, the oceans are cooler. That coupled with abundant high clouds and possibly some lower clouds will hold down outside air temperatures, especially at the beaches. Further south, the wind will be progressively be blowing off warmer water. Looks like a classic 'cold air wedge' effect that has an affinity to wedge in on the Port Canaveral area toward the 520 and not so much toward Patrick Air Force Base.

Further south and inland temperatures will be warmer the further south one goes, but also those locations will not be privy to the direct effect of wind blowing off colder ocean waters. These conditions, coupled with lack of significant low level drying, could produce rather danky hanky panky. (I would have posted a hanky panky image , but...well, you know...) we'll settle with some 'weather nasty' instead. "brrrr for the beaches"

TONIGHT/NEXT FEW NIGHTS: A variation of the same theme for a few days (through Thursday) as wind decreases. There is a flip side to the story. Overnight lows will be colder inland, possibly falling into the mid-40Fs heading into Wednesday and Thursday nights, while the continued onshore gradient wind will keep the temperatures right along A1A in Brevard from barely falling after dark. Cooler further north though closer to high pressure that will be crossing eastward toward the Atlantic.

BEYOND: New scenario unfolds from Friday and beyond with highs well into the 70Fs and SW to west winds at times. Although another cool spell is in the cards, it is fairly short lived, and then followed by above average temperatures heading into late January and early February. Granted, that is still too far off to say with absolute assurance, that seems to be the going trend though.

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