MARINE OUTLOOK: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY POSSIBLE FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY

With a cold front coming through, high pressure to the north and lower pressures south there will be a bit of tighter gradient setting up. Once winds shift to the northeast Friday morning they will pick up to 20 knots with higher gusts and building seas. If you are ocean bound on Friday exercise caution. Advisories may be posted for the marine areas around Long Island and offshore. Other than scattered thunderstorms tonight, the weather looks dry and then its back to south winds and calmer seas over the weekend.

Synopsis: A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE NORTH TODAY AND PASSES THROUGH TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS DOWN FROM SOUTHEASTERN CANADA FRIDAY AND REMAINS IN CONTROL THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

Today
W winds around 5 kt…becoming NE late this morning…then becoming S this afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. Areas of fog early this morning with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tonight
S winds around 5 kt…becoming E after midnight. Seas around 2 ft in the evening…then 1 ft or less. A chance of showers after midnight.
Fri
NE winds 10 to 15 kt…increasing to 15 to 20 kt with occasional gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Fri Night
NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Sat
NE winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
LOW RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY
surf
RIP CURRENT RISK….LOW. IMPLIES THAT WIND AND/OR WAVE CONDITIONS
ARE NOT EXPECTED TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF
FREQUENT AND/OR STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
HOWEVER…FLASH RIP CURRENTS OR RIP CURRENTS IN
THE VICINITY OF FIXED STRUCTURES SUCH AS PIERS
AND JETTIES CAN STILL OCCUR. PLEASE SWIM IN
LIFE GUARDED AREAS…AND TALK TO LIFEGUARDS TO
LEARN ABOUT ANY HAZARDS IN THE SURF.
LIGHTNING RISK……NONE.
SURF HEIGHT………AROUND 2 FEET.
ULTRAVIOLET INDEX…HIGH.
WATER TEMPERATURE…MID 70S.
WEATHER………….MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF FOG UNTIL 10 AM.
MAX TEMPERATURE…..LOWER 80S.
WINDS……………NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH…BECOMING SOUTH
IN THE AFTERNOON.HERE IS THE TIDE INFORMATION…

AT JONES INLET…

HIGH TIDE IS AT 11:57 AM THURSDAY.
LOW TIDE IS AT 5:32 AM THURSDAY AND AT 6:15 PM THURSDAY.

AT FIRE ISLAND INLET…

HIGH TIDE IS AT 11:38 AM THURSDAY.
LOW TIDE IS AT 5:30 AM THURSDAY AND AT 6:13 PM THURSDAY.

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