Hurricane Sam and the Weekend Forecast
- September 24, 2021
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- By Story/Photos By Bryan Davis
This weekend we are looking at a wind swell with a little underlying background bump. On/cross shore winds will be brisk at around 10-15 mph with mostly chunky waist with lucky chest high sets. Expect some chop but there should be plenty of ridable sections out there at the right spots and low tides. The winds will be calmer the further North you go so Jax Beach will be the better bet for slightly cleaner conditions. South of Stuart the Islands will be blocking the background swell so don’t expect more than 1-2ft in Lake Worth and Miami areas.
The Gulf coast can expect flat conditions as the tiny bump that was in the water Friday will evaporate.
The soon to be Hurricane Sam is making its way up into the Atlantic. It is currently still well east of the Leeward Islands at 11.8 N 43.7 W and is on track to become at least a Cat 3 Major Hurricane if not a Cat 4 for a while. At this time the Models are predicting that it will move up into the Atlantic and will likely make a push towards Bermuda due to the High pressure front that is passing over Florida right now. If the High pressure stalls it may swing a little more towards the US but has a near zero chance of any Impact with Florida.
We are still quite a ways out on this one but the SG models are predicting a swell from Sam should begin to show up around Sunday the 3rd if It’s current tracking holds true. So you have plenty of time to get ready! Check out the latest on Sam at National Hurricane Center (noaa.gov).
Enjoy the cool weather, be safe and have fun!