Monday, December10, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Cudjoe Key, FL

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What's New / NOTES
10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:59AMSunset 5:40PM Monday December 10, 2018 6:52 PM EST (23:52 UTC) Moonrise 9:40AMMoonset 8:40PM Illumination 12% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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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GMZ032 Bayside And Gulf Side From Craig Key To West End Of Seven Mile Bridge- Gulf Of Mexico From West End Of Seven Mile Bridge To Halfmoon Shoal Out To 5 Fathoms- 421 Pm Est Mon Dec 10 2018
.small craft should exercise caution...
Tonight..Northwest to north winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet, except 4 to 6 feet west of the marquesas keys. NEarshore waters choppy. Isolated showers.
Tuesday..North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet, except 4 to 7 feet west of the marquesas keys. NEarshore waters choppy. Isolated showers in the morning.
Tuesday night..North to northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet, except 4 to 6 feet west of the marquesas keys. NEarshore waters choppy.
Wednesday..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. NEarshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
Wednesday night..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 foot. NEarshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
Thursday..East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 foot. NEarshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers.
Thursday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 foot. NEarshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers.
Friday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 foot. NEarshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers.
Friday night..Southwest to west winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet building to 2 to 3 feet after midnight. West of the marquesas keys, seas 3 to 5 feet building to 5 to 7 feet after midnight. NEarshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers.
Saturday..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet, except 5 to 8 feet west of the marquesas keys. NEarshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
Saturday night..Northwest to north winds near 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet, except 4 to 7 feet west of the marquesas keys. NEarshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Cudjoe Key, FL
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Area Discussion for - Key West, FL
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Fxus62 kkey 102013
afdkey
area forecast discussion
national weather service key west fl
313 pm est Mon dec 10 2018

Synopsis Surface high pressure will spread across the lower
mississippi valley on tue, reaching north florida on Wed morning.

This will push a cooler and drier air mass into the keys. A turn
to southeast wind during the day on Wed will start the return of
warmer and moister air. The next cold front will arrive on Friday
night or Saturday, preceded and accompanied by a few showers and
possibly thunderstorms, then followed by modest cooling.

Short term In the wake of last evening's cold front, moderate
to fresh northwest breezes are trying to usher in a cooler air
mass. Air temps will fall through the upper 60s this evening on
the way to lows near 60f late tonight.

Have added slight chance pops to the middle and lower keys
tonight and Tuesday morning. During that time, the tail end of an
upper trough will cross the northeast gulf, further deepening the
cool and well-mixed low-level air mass over the warm gulf waters.

The 12z NAM shows CAPE values of 100-200 j kg off the florida
west coast on Tue morning. In addition, looks like an area of
focus and lift will develop off the southwest florida coast as
n-ne land breezes off the florida peninsula interact with
northwest synoptic scale winds over the open gulf to provide low-
level convergence off the coast. Northwest flow within this well
mixed and unstable layer will then advect showers toward the lower
and middle keys late tonight and Tue morning. As synoptic winds
become more northerly on Tue pm, drier air will dry out any
showers, and skies will clear.

Upper heights over the eastern gulf rebound on Tue pm, and surface
high pressure will be centered over north florida on Tue night.

Air mass will be driest early Wed am, with surface dewpoints in
the 50s over the lower keys and 40s for the upper keys. Drier air
and clear skies will make Wed morning the coolest morning of the
week. Surface high pressure will move off into the atlantic on
wed, so this will be our transition period back to southeast low-
level flow and the arrival of warmer and muggier air. By thu
afternoon, pw values will climb back above 1.5", and showers will
start to drift from the florida straits back across the keys.

Long term The next big weather system to cross the southeast
u.S. Will stem from a deep surface low that will cross the lower
mississippi valley on Friday. The cold front trailing this front
has more of a negative tilt. This front will cross the keys around
Friday night or Saturday. Timing is the biggest point of
uncertainty at this point. With the negative tilt, winds following
the front will be more westerly. With post-frontal winds
exhibiting a longer cross-gulf wind fetch to moderate the air
mass, cooling and drying will be somewhat muted from Saturday
night through next Monday. Temperatures merely cooling back down
to near normal by mid- december standards.

Marine Moderate to fresh northwest breezes will continue
tonight and Tuesday. This is in response to surface high pressure
spreading from eastern texas into the lower mississippi valley and
the slow departure of a low pressure center off the carolina
coast. Surface high pressure will cross the northern florida
peninsula on Wed morning, then exit into the atlantic late wed.

Wed will be a transition day as winds veer from northeast to
southeast. This commonly occurs over the straits of florida first,
with the wind shift waiting til Wed afternoon to reach florida
bay. A low pressure system will develop over the lower mississippi
valley Thursday night and Friday. A trailing cold front will push
through the keys coastal waters around Friday night or Saturday.

Timing is the biggest point of uncertainty, with some solutions
pointing to Friday night, while others wait well into Saturday for
the frontal passage. This front will be followed by a shift more
to westerly wind, in contrast to recent fronts that have been
followed by northwest or north wind.

Aviation Tonight, expect a few clouds possible AOA fl025-030
withVFR cigs AOA fl050. Surface winds will average from 330-340
degrees AOA 12 knots with occasional gusts between 15 and 20
knots.

Key watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Gm... None.

Public marine fire... Haner
aviation nowcasts... .Futterman
data collection... ... Dr
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
KYWF1 - 8724580 - Key West, FL 18 mi34 min NW 15 G 17
SMKF1 - Sombrero Key, FL 20 mi62 min 70°F 1018.4 hPa (+1.1)61°F
VCAF1 - 8723970 - Vaca Key, FL 20 mi34 min E 8 G 12 69°F 75°F1019 hPa
SANF1 - Sand Key, FL 25 mi62 min 71°F 1019.2 hPa (+0.9)58°F
LONF1 - Long Key, FL 36 mi52 min NNW 12 G 13 69°F 73°F1018.9 hPa (+1.5)58°F
JKYF1 - Johnson Key, FL 42 mi52 min 75°F
LRKF1 - Little Rabbit Key, FL 42 mi112 min 75°F
MUKF1 - Murray Key, FL 43 mi52 min 72°F
PKYF1 - Peterson Key, FL 43 mi52 min 74°F
BKYF1 48 mi52 min 73°F
WRBF1 - Whipray Basin, FL 49 mi52 min W 14 73°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Key West Naval Air Station, FL12 mi59 minNW 1310.00 miMostly Cloudy72°F57°F61%1019 hPa
Key West International Airport, FL16 mi59 minNW 1210.00 miOvercast73°F60°F64%1019.1 hPa
The Florida Keys - Marathon International Airport, FL24 mi59 minNNW 910.00 miMostly Cloudy69°F59°F70%1018.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Gopher Key, Cudjoe Bay, Florida
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Gopher Key
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Mon -- 05:52 AM EST     -0.02 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:59 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:39 AM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:20 AM EST     1.14 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:06 PM EST     0.44 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:38 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 08:40 PM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 10:32 PM EST     1.76 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for No Name Key (northeast of), Florida Current
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Mon -- 12:22 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 03:26 AM EST     -1.09 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 06:58 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:06 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 09:38 AM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 10:26 AM EST     0.78 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 01:30 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 04:02 PM EST     -0.82 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 05:37 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 07:40 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 08:39 PM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 10:20 PM EST     0.44 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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