Clipper Pattern Setting Up


ADDED YOUTUBE VIDEO UPDATE MARCH 3RD
POSSIBLE FUN SURF ALERT CENTRAL THROUGH NE FLORIDA WEDNESDAY
FIRST SPRING ESE TRADE SWELL IN THE EXTENDED ?

For those who saw yesterdays video update here comes the Clipper Pattern and the explosiveness coming to the North Atlantic. First signs of Northerly Swell directional change showing in the latest NOAA 96HR OPC swell forecast. 2017-02-28_180324
12Z GFS for Saturday with first in a series. 960MB CANE Force Low with Rapidly developing CANE Force Low passing to the East SE of the Cape. High pressure moving into the Mid-ATLC2017-02-28_180935
Strong Northerly fetch developing as the day progresses.2017-02-28_181607Sunday Northerly Fetch stretching out as High Pressure settles through the SE Coast. This will switch the winds to Easterly along the Florida coast and should aid in adding an Easterly swell component to the Northerly swell.2017-02-28_182914
Then on Monday 2nd Clipper kicks off2017-02-28_184458Intensifying to storm going into Thursday day 8 so all inside of 10 days. There are positives and negatives.  Positive Large NE Groundswell likely 15-18 seconds. Negative is 8 days out lots can change and the second system moving into the Atlantic. 2ND would in effect behind strong offshore winds either cut the swell off and or reduce the size significantly while maintaining long period.2017-02-28_184743
For now its a waiting game. What ever is coming better get it as it looks like the Majority of Atlantic switching to predominantly Westerly swell component after this pattern shift leading to a period of flatness. If you missed yesterdays video update the idea is still valid. If you look at the image above and watch the beginning of the video re GALE off the East Florida and the main swell producer maybe we can get another wild card.

Latest 96HR NOAA Surface forecast Hurricane Force Low and Developing Hurricane Force Low2017-02-28_190754
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