Saturday, February24, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Layton, FL

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Sunrise 6:47AMSunset 6:22PM Saturday February 24, 2018 10:45 PM EST (03:45 UTC) Moonrise 1:05PMMoonset 1:50AM Illumination 74% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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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GMZ031 Florida Bay Including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, And Buttonwood Sound- 1025 Pm Est Sat Feb 24 2018
Overnight..East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
Sunday..Southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
Sunday night through Monday night..East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
Tuesday..Northeast to east winds near 5 knots. Bay waters smooth. Isolated showers.
Tuesday night..East to southeast winds near 5 knots. Bay waters smooth. Isolated showers.
Wednesday through Thursday night..Variable winds near 5 knots. Bay waters smooth.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Layton, FL
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Area Discussion for - Key West, FL
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area forecast discussion
national weather service key west fl
1024 pm est Sat feb 24 2018

Discussion
Light isolated showers have been favoring the coastal waters
surrounding the upper keys late this afternoon and this evening.

Ir satellite images show the only clouds in or near the service
area are associated with these few showers and another patch of
showers just beyond our southwestern atlantic marine zones.

Temperatures along the island chain are in the middle 70s at this
hour with a moderating east to southeast breeze.

The local evening sounding shows winds remain east to southeast
through the low and mid levels, but speeds have diminished through
much of that depth from twelve hours ago. That downward trend is
even more evident on the sounding from our neighbors in the
southern mainland, so we expect that to continue nearby overnight
and moreso through Sunday morning as high pressure settles
southward. Again this evening there is enough moisture and low
level confluence to support at least a few showers. Overall, the
afternoon zone forecast has the expected conditions covered well.

The only potential need to update the zones would be to remove the
downward trend to the winds. Will make that decision on the
observations that come in at the top of the hour.

Marine
On the upcoming coastal waters forecast, the initial wind speeds
will be cut by a few knots from the afternoon issuance... Basically
removing the downward trend advertised then. Expect only a few
showers anywhere in the marine service area through the overnight
period.

Aviation
Vfr conditions will continue at the key west and marathon
terminals overnight. There is a slight chance of a quickly
passing shower which my result in very brief MVFR conditions at
either terminal. Surface winds will be from the east southeast
near 10 knots.

Key watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Gm... None.

Public marine fire... 04
aviation nowcasts... .04
data collection... ... Dr
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PKYF1 - Peterson Key, FL 10 mi105 min 77°F
LONF1 - Long Key, FL 12 mi45 min SSE 7 76°F 77°F1020.5 hPa69°F
LRKF1 - Little Rabbit Key, FL 16 mi165 min 78°F
BOBF1 - Bob Allen, FL 16 mi105 min 77°F
WRBF1 - Whipray Basin, FL 19 mi165 min NE 8.9 78°F
MLRF1 - Molasses Reef, FL 21 mi45 min SE 14 G 15 77°F 78°F1021.2 hPa (+0.5)
BNKF1 - Butternut Key, FL 21 mi105 min 78°F
JKYF1 - Johnson Key, FL 22 mi165 min 81°F
BKYF1 24 mi105 min 78°F
TBYF1 25 mi105 min 81°F
VCAF1 - 8723970 - Vaca Key, FL 25 mi45 min ESE 8 G 14 77°F 78°F1020.4 hPa (+0.5)
LMDF1 - Little Madeira, FL 26 mi105 min 78°F
GBTF1 - Garfield Bight, FL 27 mi105 min 80°F
BWSF1 - Blackwater Sound, FL 28 mi165 min 78°F
DKKF1 - Duck Key, FL 28 mi165 min 77°F
TRRF1 - Taylor River, FL 29 mi105 min 81°F
LBSF1 - Little Blackwater, FL 31 mi165 min 78°F
LSNF1 - Long Sound, FL 32 mi105 min 78°F
HCEF1 - Highway Creek, FL 33 mi165 min 79°F
WWEF1 34 mi165 min 78°F
LRIF1 36 mi105 min 79°F
CWAF1 39 mi165 min 79°F
NRRF1 40 mi105 min 79°F
TPEF1 - Tarpon Bay East, FL 45 mi165 min 79°F
SREF1 45 mi105 min 78°F
GBIF1 - Gunboat Island, FL 45 mi105 min 78°F
CANF1 - Cane Patch, FL 46 mi165 min 77°F
HREF1 48 mi105 min 77°F

Wind History for Vaca Key, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
The Florida Keys - Marathon International Airport, FL22 mi52 minESE 910.00 miFair77°F66°F71%1020.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Alligator Reef, Hawk Channel, Florida
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Alligator Reef
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Sat -- 01:50 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 03:15 AM EST     1.80 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:49 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:15 AM EST     0.23 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 01:04 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 03:24 PM EST     1.73 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:22 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 09:46 PM EST     -0.42 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.81.31.61.81.71.51.10.70.40.20.30.60.91.31.61.71.71.410.5-0-0.3-0.4-0.2

Tide / Current Tables for Long Key, east of drawbridge, Florida Current
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Long Key
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Sat -- 12:26 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 01:50 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 03:39 AM EST     1.05 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:50 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:18 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 09:55 AM EST     -0.81 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 01:05 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 01:08 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 03:43 PM EST     0.64 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:22 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 06:44 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 10:06 PM EST     -1.30 knots Max Ebb
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 (22,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Miami, FL
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Gulf Stream Current


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