Tropical Storm Fiona from Africa on the way for 8/28, posted 3:55 PM August 19, 2016

Posted: August 19, 2016 in Brevard Surf Predictions Cape Canaveral, Brevard Surf Predictions Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach
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Fiona, is she going to bring us any fun waves?

Tropical-Storm-Fiona-Model-08-19-16-347pm-Friday-compliments of Wunderground.comPerhaps, we will feel some of the fetch by evening next Saturday the 27th.  The models show some size overhead on Sunday the 28th, though with onshore winds still.  Below I post the Wunderground Storm details, which if the former of the two predictions hold up as stated below in quotes, we could have some fun waves blown in by a tropical depression, with the winds turning offshore as it reaches 100 miles North of us.  (as is always the case for the winds to turn offshore for a hurricane 🙂

With a little good fortune, perhaps sometime Monday the 29th we could have some nice waves!

Storm details from Wunderground.com : “A combination of a dry air mass, increasing vertical wind shear, and convergent upper-level flow should cause Fiona to weaken for the next 3-4 days. The intensity forecast follows the guidance consensus in calling for the cyclone to weaken to a depression by 48 hours, and then remain at about a 30 kt intensity through the rest of the forecast period. An alternative scenario is that the system weakens more than currently forecast and decays to a remnant low sometime before day 4. As noted in the previous discussion, the environmental conditions might get less hostile by day 5.”

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