Snow flurries in North Florida, say what? Every few years, we get a few during the winter. With the coldest day of the year to date upon us, all of the elements are coming together to show us the possibility of some Florida snow. Looking to the north, Winter Storm Jonas is roaring down the Eastern Seaboard from the Mid-Atlantic region north. The storm has left thousands of people stranded, caused power outages, flooding and record winds and snowfall. We can hope that Mother Nature lets us pay our dues quickly and she moves on.
Until Jonas decides to slowly move on, we’ll be in a holding pattern of pretty flat waves for the rest of the weekend and into Monday. Once the storm meanders off the coast, we’ll begin to get a little background suck-up swell to knock the dust off the wetsuit for a couple days until the main event happens sometime during Thursday and Friday next week. If you want to go big, now would be the time to buy that ticket to the Caribbean. If you want to thaw out, it may be a little bigger and warmer down past the Cape. Looking to stay local? We’ll have some head-high surf for a solid 48 hours with the winds shaping up on Friday!
Until then, say some prayers for all of the folks up north — they need them! Lock it down, stay warm and catch up on the work and schooling before the swell comes next week. If you haven’t secured your winter surfing gear and want to get out of the house to avoid cabin fever, head to your local surf shops. There are lots of fresh boards on the racks from Surf Expo, and if you need to score a pair of boots, hoods or gloves, get on it before they’re all gone!
WIND: WNW winds 15-20 all day
WIND: WNW winds 10-15 most of the day turning light NE less than 5 in PM
WIND: light ESE winds all day with some gusts from 5-10
WIND: winds light and variable all day