Tuesday, April25, 2017 L-36.com

Marine Weather and Tides
Playita Cortada, PR

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Sunrise 6:01AMSunset 6:47PM Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:29 AM AST (12:29 UTC) Moonrise 5:26AMMoonset 6:06PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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AMZ735 Coastal Waters Of Southern Puerto Rico Out 10 Nm- 426 Am Ast Tue Apr 25 2017
Today..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Isolated showers.
Tonight..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Isolated showers in the evening, then isolated Thunderstorms after midnight.
Wednesday..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Isolated Thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon.
Wednesday night..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Isolated showers.
Thursday..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Isolated showers.
Friday..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Dominant period 10 seconds. Isolated showers.
Saturday..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Isolated showers.
AMZ700 426 Am Ast Tue Apr 25 2017
Synopsis for puerto rico and the uS. Virgin islands waters... Strong surface high pressure is expected to remain across the north central atlantic for the rest of the week. A surface low pressure is forecast to move across the mid atlantic coast of the united states into the northwestern atlantic during the next few days...associated front is expected to remain over the western atlantic. Moderate to fresh southeasterly winds will prevail through Wednesday...becoming more easterly through the end of the week. Seas will continue to diminish and remain below 5 feet for much of the forecast period.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Playita Cortada, PR
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Area Discussion for - San Juan, PR
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area forecast discussion
national weather service san juan pr
510 am ast Tue apr 25 2017

Synopsis Trough aloft moves over the area from the west today.

Zonal flow follows with ridge building across the western
caribbean and tutt low developing northeast of the area by late
in the weekend into early next week. At lower levels, broad ridge
pattern is to persist across the north central atlantic through
the rest of the week and a surface low will move north across the
mid atlantic coast of the usa during the next few days. Moist
southeasterly winds will continue today.

Short term Tuesday through Thursday...

variably cloudy skies prevailed overnight and early this morning
across the local islands. Passing showers were observed across the
waters as well as eastern puerto rico and the u.S. Virgin
islands. However, rainfall accumulations associated with these
showers were minimal. Coastal temperatures were in the upper 70s
to low 80s under southeasterly winds at 10 knots or less.

Ridge aloft will continue to erode as a broad mid to upper level
trough moves across the western atlantic and over the local islands.

The jet maxima associated with the aforementioned trough will favor
a divergent pattern, particularly today. Trofiness is then expected
to move away on Wednesday with a second trough developing north of
the area Friday and into the upcoming weekend. At lower levels, a
surface low across the western atlantic and a surface high across
the central atlantic will continue to promote a moist southeasterly
wind flow during the next two days or so. Although easterly winds
will return to the forecast area Thursday, moisture advection will
persist across the forecast area.

Therefore, expect a few passing showers across usvi and E pr during
the morning hours with shower and thunder activity increasing
across the forecast area in the afternoon. These showers and
thunderstorms are expected mainly east and north of the cordillera
central as well as usvi. With the heaviest showers and thunderstorms
urban flooding is likely. As the trough moves away early Wednesday,
expect another round of overnight and early morning showers with
thunderstorms possible across usvi and E pr. Wednesday afternoon and
into Thursday, a more seasonable weather pattern is expected with
locally induced showers across west pr in the afternoon.

Long term Friday through Wednesday...

fair weather conditions are expected to prevail. Surface high
pressure builds further to the west and north of the area. Winds
expected to increase from the east-northeast. Trade wind shower
pattern and limited afternoon shower activity confined to the
interior and southwest quadrant of pr is expected as well as
streamers developing off the usvi's. A tutt low is forecast to
develop northeast of the region by early next week. As the tutt
retrogress across the northeast caribbean islands... Weather
conditions will become unstable by midweek next week.

Aviation MostlyVFR conds expected this morning at all TAF sites
with -shra possible at the leeward and usvi terminals as well as
jsj. Shra/tsra development expected aft 25/16z and this may result
in MVFR or even ifr conds in and around jsj and jbq through 25/22z.

Southeasterly winds at 10 to 15 knots with sea breeze variations,
becoming light and variable overnight.

Marine Northerly swell will subside today across the atlantic
waters. Small crafts should exercise caution due to seas up to 6
feet across the offshore atlantic waters and due to southeasterly
winds up to 20 knots across much of the caribbean waters and
passages. There is a moderate to high risk of rip currents for the
northern beaches of pr and culebra. Moderate risk elsewhere
across the rest of the islands. Seas under 5 feet are expected
from Wednesday through the weekend. East winds will prevail after
Wednesday night between 10-15 knots.

Preliminary point temps/pops
Sju 90 76 87 76 / 40 40 40 30
stt 85 76 84 76 / 50 60 60 30

Sju watches/warnings/advisories
Pr... High rip current risk through this afternoon for culebra-north

High rip current risk until 6 am ast early this morning for
northwest-san juan and vicinity-western interior.

Vi... None.

Am... None.

Short term... Om
long term... .Ds

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
JOXP4 - Jobos Bay Reserve, Puerto Rico 12 mi104 min E 6 79°F 1014 hPa74°F
IMGP4 31 mi49 min ESE 12 G 16 82°F
MGIP4 - 9759110 - Magueyes Islands, PR 32 mi71 min SE 2.9 G 8.9 82°F 81°F1012.9 hPa
YABP4 - 9754228 - Yabucoa Harbor, PR 33 mi71 min ESE 8 G 13
AROP4 - 9757809 - Arecibo, PR 37 mi71 min Calm G 1 74°F
SJNP4 - 9755371 - San Juan, PR 38 mi71 min SE 4.1 G 6 81°F 80°F1013.6 hPa
41053 - San Juan, PR 39 mi89 min ENE 3.9 G 5.8 80°F 80°F5 ft1012.8 hPa (+1.6)
MGZP4 - 9759394 - Mayaguez, PR 41 mi71 min NNE 1.9 G 5.1 80°F 83°F1012.8 hPa

Wind History for Penuelas (Punta Guayanilla), PR
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Ponce, Mercedita Airport, PR7 mi3.7 hrsN 010.00 miA Few Clouds77°F73°F89%1013.5 hPa

Wind History from JPS (wind in knots)
Last 24hr----------------------------------CalmE6CalmNE6NE6--Calm
1 day ago--Calm----------------------------E7E8E7E7E7E6E8E8
2 days agoCalm--------------------------------NE4NE6NE6NE5CalmE5--

Tide / Current Tables for Playa Cortada, Puerto Rico
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Playa Cortada
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Tue -- 05:25 AM AST     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:02 AM AST     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:47 AM AST     0.75 feet High Tide
Tue -- 09:59 AM AST     0.07 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:06 PM AST     Moonset
Tue -- 06:44 PM AST     Sunset
Tue -- 09:29 PM AST     0.93 feet High Tide
Tue -- 10:53 PM AST     0.52 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Playa de Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Playa de Ponce
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Tue -- 05:26 AM AST     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:03 AM AST     Sunrise
Tue -- 12:56 PM AST     0.03 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:06 PM AST     Moonset
Tue -- 06:45 PM AST     Sunset
Tue -- 09:14 PM AST     0.56 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for (8,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Puerto Rico,Virgin Islands
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