We have some fun nor’eastery waves out there!

Not so much from 99L or Gaston, but the large high pressure system to the north that is steering these storms away from the First Coast. Although the long areas of fetch and activity in the ocean created from the storms all keep the pot brewing and combo up some groundswell along with the windswell! We can’t complain, we’re not evacuating, we’re getting a little well needed cool down, and we’ll have waves all the way through next Thursday!!! But for the sake of the conversation here is an update on the storms:

The tropical wave is now  extending from eastern Cuba northward to the central Bahamas and is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity.  Upper-level winds are expected to remain unfavorable for significant development during the next couple of days while the system moves west-northwestward at about 10 mph. Environmental conditions could become a little more conducive for development early next week when the system moves into the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

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 We are not expecting significant impacts as a result of the tropical wave. Gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall are likely over portions of the Bahamas, and will likely spread into parts of South Florida and the Florida Keys over the weekend.  Interests elsewhere in Florida and the eastern Gulf of Mexico should continue to monitor the progress of this disturbance. Gaston could increase to Hurricane strength again today, but should take a right turn and swirl off into the Atlantic once the system to our north moves further out over the coast.

NOAA stats:

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Saturday

SURF: *2-3ft*
SWELL: E ESE
WIND: ENE winds 10-15 all day

Sunday

SURF: *2-3ft+*
SWELL: E
WIND: NE winds 5-10+ all day

Monday

SURF: *2-3ft*
SWELL: ESE
WIND: NE winds 10-15 all day

Tuesday

SURF: *2-3ft*
SWELL: E
WIND: ENE winds 5-10 all day

Wednesday

SURF: *2-3ft+*
SWELL: E
WIND: ENE wind 5-10 all day

Thursday

SURF: *2-3ft+*
SWELL: E
WIND: WNW winds less than 5 in AM turning ENE 5-10 in PM

Friday

SURF: 1-2ft
SWELL: E
WIND: W winds in AM less than 5 turning ENE 5-10 in PM