Thursday, July20, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Key West, FL

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 6:49AMSunset 8:17PM Thursday July 20, 2017 6:30 PM EDT (22:30 UTC) Moonrise 3:00AMMoonset 4:40PM Illumination 8% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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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GMZ075 Straits Of Florida From Ocean Reef To Craig Key Out 20 Nm- Straits Of Florida From Craig Key To West End Of Seven Mile Bridge Out 20 Nm- Straits Of Florida From West End Of Seven Mile Bridge To South Of Halfmoon Shoal Out 20 Nm- Straits Of Florida From Halfmoon Shoal To 20 Nm West Of Dry Tortugas Out 20 Nm- Straits Of Florida From Ocean Reef To Craig Key 20 To 60 Nm Out- Straits Of Florida From Craig Key To West End Of Seven Mile Bridge 20 To 60 Nm Out- Straits Of Florida From West End Of Seven Mile Bridge To South Of Halfmoon Shoal 20 To 60 Nm Out- Straits Of Florida From Halfmoon Shoal To 20 Nm West Of Dry Tortugas 20 To 60 Nm Out- 420 Pm Edt Thu Jul 20 2017
Tonight..Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Isolated showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Isolated showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday night..East to southeast winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas building to 2 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.
Saturday and Saturday night..East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.
Sunday..East winds near 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Isolated showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday night through Tuesday night..East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Key West, FL
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Area Discussion for - Key West, FL
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area forecast discussion
national weather service key west fl
231 pm edt Thu jul 20 2017

Discussion
Showers and thunderstorms have remained isolated and widely
separated within the keys service area this afternoon. The
strongest activity is currently favoring the gulf waters adjacent
and slightly offshore from the lower keys. Under mostly sunny
skies elsewhere, temperatures are around 80 degrees with light and
variable winds in place.

Once again, no surprises were supplied by the GFS and most current
ecmwf graphical solutions. A complex upper pattern will see
several cyclonic gyres pivoting across the northern periphery of
the keys service area. A narrow, low-amplitude mid-level ridge
will hold sway over the immediate area, while expansive high
surface pressure remains aligned nearby over the next few periods.

The high pressure and ridge aloft will begin lifting northward by
late Friday and remain aligned across the mid portion of the state
through the weekend and into early next week. The chance of
measurable precipitation remains slight tonight through the
weekend with a deep and persistently light flow. Slightly deeper
moisture returns early next week as the flow becomes more deeply
aligned from the southeast. Little change in the steering flow and
available moisture is expected beyond that point through the
balance of the forecast. A low chance of measurable precipitation
will be maintained from Monday through Thursday. Expect daytime
high temperatures at or slightly above 90, and overnight lows at
or slightly above 80 through the entire forecast.

Marine
Aside from a few widely separated showers and thunderstorms,
expect relatively pleasant recreational boating conditions across
all coastal waters surrounding the florida keys over the next few
days. Light and variable winds are expected across most of the
waters for the next several periods, then align more from the
southeast this weekend and into early next week.

Aviation
A cloud line could bring brief episodes of showers thunderstorms and
sub-vfr conditions to eyw & mth until 21 00z. Otherwise, prevailing
vfr is expected until at least 20 18z. Winds will be variable, but
generally out of the south and east near 5 knots through Friday
afternoon.

Climate
On this date in keys weather history, in 1956, the temperature hit
94 degrees in key west. This set the daily high temperature
record for july 20th, a record that still stands 61 years later.

Temperature records for key west date back to 1872.

Preliminary point temps pops
Key west 82 91 83 91 10 10 10 10
marathon 82 93 83 91 10 10 10 10

Key watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Gm... None.

Public marine fire... 04
aviation nowcasts... .Mclovin
data collection... ... Chesser
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SANF1 - Sand Key, FL 15 mi40 min N 1.9 G 2.9 85°F 1017.8 hPa (-1.6)73°F
KYWF1 - 8724580 - Key West, FL 17 mi42 min WNW 2.9 G 5.1 91°F 90°F1016.9 hPa
PLSF1 - Pulaski Shoal Light, FL 35 mi30 min N 5.1 G 6 87°F 1017.6 hPa (-1.4)
GKYF1 40 mi90 min 95°F

Wind History for Key West, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Key West International Airport, FL20 mi37 minVar 310.00 miPartly Cloudy88°F75°F66%1017.1 hPa
Key West Naval Air Station, FL23 mi37 minNNW 410.00 miMostly Cloudy88°F78°F73%1016.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Sand Key Lighthouse, Sand Key Channel, Florida
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Sand Key Lighthouse
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Thu -- 03:58 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:33 AM EDT     1.93 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:50 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 01:42 PM EDT     -0.27 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:39 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:16 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:24 PM EDT     1.01 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Boca Grande Channel, Florida Current
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Boca Grande Channel
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Thu -- 02:03 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:59 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:32 AM EDT     0.96 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:51 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:43 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 11:20 AM EDT     -1.67 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 02:27 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 05:36 PM EDT     1.53 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 05:40 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 08:17 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:14 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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IR Satellite Image from GEOS
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Wind Forecast for Key West, FL (18,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Key West, FL
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