Will we see some of Ida hit this afternoon? I believe so. It officially hit the 120 buoy at around 4 feet @ 1 1 seconds at 10 AM this morning, and hit 6.6 ft @ 13 seconds at 2:50 PM at the 120 mile buoy!
I believe it’s time to re-circulate, the Hurricane Gonzalo video, (from October of last year:) to share what Wednesday morning and Tuesday night could hold for us 🙂
So It should hit the 20 mile buoy partial I hope at the 3:50 PM reading. Hopefully over 4 feet at 12 seconds. Why do I care? Because, I would like it to hit something at our beaches before 6 pm so we can get a taste of the storm tonight.
Monday morning it will be chest to head high with light onshore winds. 5% chance of offshores for one hour early, but most likely 2-6 mph easterly in some fashion.
Tuesday, it will be slight offshore in South CCB and Satellite Beach (meaning south winds), but by late afternoon Tuesday, it could be 4-6 foot swells, or 4 to 7 foot faces on the biggest sets, with a sneaker big one, in Satellite Beach and glassy close to dark and maybe glassy as early as 2 or 3 pm. The swell angle isn’t too step NE, so it should be waist high at least at the Cape by Tuesday afternoon/eveving. NOTE: THE WINDS ARE SHOWING SW for Tuesday late afternoon/evening, which is full offshore down south, and sideshore or slight offshore at the Cape. SW is offshore at the Cape but SSW is sideshore.
Wednesday morning should be the Epic big glassy day everywhere if the models hold up for the 4rth day in a row. 4-6 foot swells early, 5 to 8 foot plus faces and in Satellite Beach with maybe bigger sets on a rogue basis 🙂 See video above for possible size …
And there is waves all week, and a new big swell coming in next weekend!
Be safe, and be balsy!