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Marine Weather and Tides
Palmetto Bay, FL

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Sunrise 7:18AMSunset 7:35PM Friday March 24, 2017 10:09 AM EDT (14:09 UTC) Moonrise 3:55AMMoonset 3:23PM Illumination 10% 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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AMZ630 Biscayne Bay- 923 Am Edt Fri Mar 24 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through Saturday afternoon...
Rest of today..East winds 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. Scattered showers.
Tonight..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. A chance of showers.
Saturday..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. A slight chance of showers.
Saturday night..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
Sunday..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
Sunday night and Monday..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters light chop.
Monday night..East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters light chop.
Tuesday..Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay waters smooth.
AMZ600 Synopsis For Jupiter Inlet To Ocean Reef Fl Out To 60 Nm And For East Cape Sable To Bonita Beach Fl Out To 60 Nm- 923 Am Edt Fri Mar 24 2017
Synopsis..In the wake of an overnight cold front, gusty east and northeast wind will prevail over the waters today, with atlantic seas exceeding 7 feet in the gulf stream. As high pressure builds in over the weekend, winds and seas will gradually subside somewhat.
Gulf stream hazards..6 to 8 feet seas. The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of mar 23, 2017 at 1200 utc... 11 nautical miles east southeast of fowey rocks. 8 nautical miles east southeast of port everglades. 12 nautical miles east northeast of lake worth. 11 nautical miles east of jupiter inlet. This data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Palmetto Bay, FL
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Area Discussion for - Miami-South Florida, FL
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area forecast discussion
national weather service miami fl
942 am edt Fri mar 24 2017

Update
Strong easterly wind continues this morning and should persist
into the evening. Thus far, showers have been concentrated over ne
miami-dade county, but all of southeast florida is expected to
have scattered activity at least through mid-afternoon. 12z raob
analysis and model-forecast convective parameters suggest only
remote risk for thunder this afternoon over southern atlantic
waters, so have removed from forecast for land areas. Otherwise,
no modifications to previous forecast.

Prev discussion /issued 759 am edt Fri mar 24 2017/
aviation...

strong easterly winds, with gusts as high as 30 knots, will be
prevalent today, and will only slightly subside tonight. Scattered
showers will move in off atlantic waters and impact eastern
terminals through the TAF period. Cant rule out some brief
restrictions with this activity, but overallVFR conditions will
dominate.

Prev discussion... /issued 340 am edt Fri mar 24 2017/
discussion...

a backdoor front has pushed across south florida bringing rain,
gusty wind, and hazardous seas to close out the work week. The
main focus for rain today will be along the atlantic coast and
waters. The mid level trough associated with the front will
amplify a bit over southern florida and the straits of florida
today. This could encourage some additional shower activity later
this morning, though the chances of thunderstorms are a bit lower
than they were on Thursday.

The front will continue to drift away from the region, allowing
surface high pressure to build back in on Saturday. Easterly flow
will continue to promote atlantic shower activity that could
affect the east coast. To the northwest, the next frontal system
emerges into the central united states. A weak frontal boundary
associated with this system will push across the area on Sunday
into Monday. Not much impact is expected at this point with this
frontal passage as it does not carry as much moisture or
coincident mid and upper level support near our region as previous
fronts have.

To the east, a low pressure system skirts near the outer bahamas
before turning into the open atlantic by mid-week. Over the
eastern united states, the progressive pattern continues as
another frontal system pushes eastward across the eastern seaboard
with another dry boundary passage over florida. The last frontal
system will emerge mid to late week over the central united states
and push eastward towards the end of the extended forecast
period. At this point, the impact to south florida appears to be
the potential for a dry frontal passage. No cold snaps are
expected over the next week as none of these frontal passages have
much in terms of dry, cool air in their wakes.

Marine...

hazardous marine conditions have overspread across the waters off
south florida. Gusty winds and elevated seas will make it
hazardous for small craft to operate in the atlantic and gulf
waters today, though the gulf should slowly improve today. The
atlantic will continue to be hazardous into the weekend. By the
end of the weekend, the potential improvement of the atlantic
waters could see conditions fall below scec criteria.

Beach forecast...

gusty easterly winds and heightened seas will contribute to a high
risk of rip currents along the atlantic beaches through the
weekend. Combining these factors with the seasonal visitors to
local beaches, went ahead and extended the rip current statement
for a high risk of rip currents through Sunday evening. It appears
at this point that the earliest the risk of rip currents will
diminish is sometime early next week.

Fire weather...

gusty easterly wind will continue to promote atlantic showers that
will push ashore the east coast. Atlantic moisture should also
help keep relative humidity values from falling below 40 percent
today, even over interior portions of southwest florida.

Dispersion index values continue to be in the very good to
excellent range with the trend expected to continue into Saturday.

Preliminary point temps/pops
West palm beach 78 68 80 67 / 30 20 10 10
fort lauderdale 78 70 80 70 / 50 40 20 20
miami 78 69 81 68 / 50 40 20 20
naples 82 63 83 63 / 10 0 10 10

Mfl watches/warnings/advisories
Fl... High rip current risk through Sunday evening for flz168-172-173.

Am... Small craft advisory until 2 pm edt Saturday for amz630-650-651-
670-671.

Gm... Small craft advisory until 11 am edt this morning for gmz656-657-
676.

Update... 23/sk
discussion... 02/rag
marine... 02/rag
aviation... 23/sk
beach forecast... 02/rag
fire weather... 02/rag


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
VAKF1 - 8723214 - Virginia Key, FL 11 mi52 min E 18 G 24 72°F 1025.1 hPa
FWYF1 - Fowey Rocks, FL 11 mi70 min ENE 26 G 28 73°F 74°F1024.9 hPa (+2.1)
HCEF1 - Highway Creek, FL 26 mi130 min 73°F
LSNF1 - Long Sound, FL 28 mi70 min 73°F
LBSF1 - Little Blackwater, FL 29 mi130 min 73°F
BWSF1 - Blackwater Sound, FL 31 mi130 min 73°F
TCVF1 - Trout Cove, FL 31 mi130 min 73°F
DKKF1 - Duck Key, FL 32 mi130 min 73°F
TRRF1 - Taylor River, FL 33 mi70 min 78°F
PVGF1 - Port Everglades Channel, FL 34 mi70 min ENE 21 G 26 73°F 1024.8 hPa (+2.0)63°F
LMDF1 - Little Madeira, FL 35 mi70 min 73°F
CANF1 - Cane Patch, FL 36 mi130 min 72°F
BDVF1 - Broad River, FL 37 mi70 min 75°F
NRRF1 37 mi70 min 74°F
TPEF1 - Tarpon Bay East, FL 38 mi130 min 73°F
BNKF1 - Butternut Key, FL 38 mi70 min 72°F
LRIF1 39 mi70 min 74°F
WIWF1 - Willy Willy, FL 39 mi70 min 73°F
TBYF1 39 mi70 min 74°F
GBTF1 - Garfield Bight, FL 41 mi70 min 73°F
HREF1 42 mi70 min 74°F
GBIF1 - Gunboat Island, FL 42 mi70 min 74°F
MLRF1 - Molasses Reef, FL 42 mi70 min E 22 G 24 73°F 75°F1023.8 hPa
CWAF1 43 mi130 min 72°F
WWEF1 43 mi130 min 73°F
WRBF1 - Whipray Basin, FL 44 mi130 min ENE 13 73°F
BKYF1 44 mi70 min 71°F
LBRF1 - Broad River Lower, FL 45 mi130 min 74°F
BOBF1 - Bob Allen, FL 45 mi70 min 74°F
LMRF1 - Lostmans River, FL 46 mi70 min 73°F
SREF1 46 mi70 min 73°F
CNBF1 - Cannon Bay, FL 47 mi70 min 75°F
MUKF1 - Murray Key, FL 49 mi70 min 69°F

Wind History for Virginia Key, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Miami, Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport, FL7 mi17 minE 17 G 2410.00 miMostly Cloudy76°F66°F74%1024.8 hPa
Homestead Air Force Base, FL10 mi12 minENE 16 G 2110.00 miFair75°F66°F75%1024.7 hPa
Miami, Miami International Airport, FL14 mi17 minNE 10 G 1710.00 miLight Rain71°F64°F79%1025.1 hPa
Miami, Opa Locka Airport, FL20 mi17 minE 10 G 153.00 miLight Rain0°F0°F%1025.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cutler, Biscayne Bay, Florida
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Cutler
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Fri -- 01:53 AM EDT     0.09 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:54 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 07:20 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:38 AM EDT     1.80 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:22 PM EDT     0.20 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:22 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 07:34 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 07:55 PM EDT     1.81 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Miami Harbor Entrance, Florida Current
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Miami Harbor Entrance
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Fri -- 01:27 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:54 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:09 AM EDT     1.59 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:20 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:48 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 11:51 AM EDT     -1.08 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 01:57 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:21 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:32 PM EDT     1.55 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:33 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:04 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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Wind Forecast for Miami-South Florida, FL (10,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Miami, FL
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