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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".

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dry and Cooler on Thursday, Then More Dry Upon Dry

TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY shows a secondary front to cross Florida into tonight. Also shown, high pressure to build into the norhtern
 Gulf then cross Florida Friday into Saturday evening
TODAY/TONIGHT: Satellite imagery early afternoon clearly shows the cold front of yesterday well south of Florida. High atmospheric level cirrus clouds streaming mainly across the Southern 1/3 of the state with some very very thin cirrus to approach Central later today which could go un-noticed entirely. Otherwise, a secondary boundary is to cross the state later today (shown above) from the north with no effect other than to re-enforce the dry and cooler air mass tonight through Thursday. Cooler inland tonight with lows through the 40Fs but possibly remaining in the lower 50Fs from Canaveral and South mainly along the A1A strip. NNW wind breezes today but decreasing toward and after sunset.

THURSDAY: Overall the coolest day with lows noted as above and highs mainly in the lower 60Fs with inland mid-60Fs possible with a more northerly wind.

FRIDAY: Statewide the coolest morning, but also a notable warm up in the afternoon with highs in the upper 60Fs to lower 70Fs and sunny with a WNW wind. The High Pressure area seen above will have dropped into the Northern Gulf and will be crossing Florida Friday Night into Satruday and will be will off shore of Florida to the east south east on Sunday. 

WEEKEND: Highs in the mid 70Fs to some lower 80Fs. Winds westerly, but with such a light vectorial component (strength- vectors are measured by both direction and magnitude) it is possible an afternoon sea breeze will develop causing temperatures especially east of US1 and then more-so toward A1A to remain in the lower 70Fs, before reaching the 'maybe mid 70Fs' before the sea breeze sets in (if it does). If it does not, highs could reach the upper 70Fs statewide, to lower 80Fs west of US1.

NEXT WEEK: Next front still appears will go through DRY late Tuesday after which more high pressure originating from a more northerly component rather than from the west drops south resulting in a more easterly, onshore flow...eventually becoming more SE - S by the yet next weekend of Palm Sunday. Thus, continued dry and consistently warmer across the boards beginning late next week for a good 5 days to follow.

The next potentially more significant change in this dry pattern is not showing its face even in the distant crystal ball future until sometime around the 23rd to the 28th of March time frame. Up until that time, cool mornings with below normal temperatures will return to normal then above normal by this weekend then return back to normal again as a result of the easterly flow coming off cool ocean shelf waters after the front of next week. All this is a far cry from the Storm of the Century which had crossed Florida as of last night 20 years ago to the date. 


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