After a fun run of surf from Hermine, and an insignificant letter “I” taken in the alphabet for the season, just now Tropical Storm Julia has formed over the First Coast! This will be a one hit wonder mission in the AM so get on it! It is also significant because in the first time in a long time a Tropical Storm has formed on land and snuck off into the ocean to be named! Always remember, land heats up quicker than water! Lots of activity as of late in the ocean, with Ian spinning out to sea, Julia forming off our coast, the season isn’t over ’til the fat lady sings! We should have waist to chest high surf early and a quick fading swell through the day with a wind direction change. Then we will have a background swell filling in later in the week with some mega full moon tides!!! Wax ’em up and stay tuned for periodic updates!

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Julia is moving toward the north-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this
motion is expected to continue tonight with a reduction in forward
speed tomorrow.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.
Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Little change
in strength is expected tonight.  Julia is forecast to weaken to a
tropical depression by late Wednesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km),
mainly to the northeast and southeast of the center. Recent
observations indicate that sustained tropical-storm-force winds are
occurring along the northeast coast of Florida from Ponte Vedra
northward to the mouth of the St. Johns River.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).

WIND: Tropical-storm-force winds are already occuring within the
tropical storm warning area.

RAINFALL: Julia is expected to produce 3 to 6 inches of rain near
the northeast Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina coastlines
through Friday afternoon. Isolated totals of 10 inches are possible.
This rainfall could lead to flash flooding. Flooding may be further
compounded with persistent strong onshore flow reducing river and
stream discharges.

TORNADOES: An isolated tornado or two will be possible tonight
through Wednesday morning across parts of northeastern Florida and
southeastern Georgia.

 

 


Wednesday

SURF: *2-3ft+*
SWELL: ESE
WIND: SSW winds 5-10+ all day

Thursday

SURF: 1-2ft
SWELL: ESE
WIND: WSW winds 5-10 most of the day turning SE late in PM

Friday

SURF: *2-3ft+*
SWELL: ESE
WIND: SW winds 5-10 all day

Saturday

SURF: *2-3ft*
SWELL: E
WIND: light SW winds in AM turning light and variable most of the day from the NE to SE

Sunday

SURF: 1-3ft
SWELL: E
WIND: winds light and variable all day

Monday

SURF: 1-2ft
SWELL: E
WIND: winds E to ESE 5-10 all day

Tuesday

SURF: 1-3ft
SWELL: ESE
WIND: ENE winds 5-10 all day