Tuesday, March28, 2017 L-36.com

Marine Weather and Tides
Plantation Island, FL

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Sunrise 7:19AMSunset 7:43PM Tuesday March 28, 2017 11:52 AM EDT (15:52 UTC) Moonrise 6:51AMMoonset 7:30PM Illumination 1% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 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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GMZ657 Coastal Waters From Chokoloskee To Bonita Beach Fl Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From East Cape Sable To Chokoloskee Fl Out 20 Nm- 957 Am Edt Tue Mar 28 2017
Rest of today..East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 2 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tonight..North northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east southeast after midnight. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 2 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday night..East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 2 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Thursday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Thursday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday night..South southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
Saturday..West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Destin Fl To Pascagoula Ms Out 60 Nm Including Mobile Bay- 1011 Am Cdt Tue Mar 28 2017
Synopsis..A moderate to occasionaly strong onshore flow is forecast over the marine area through Thursday morning as strong high pressure continues over the western atlantic and eastern gulf combined with afternoon heating and local seabreeze effects. Southerly winds and seas will build on Thursday ahead of a cold front approaching from the west. Showers and Thunderstorms are expected ahead of and along the front with a few strong to severe Thunderstorms possible mostly Thursday and Thursday night. A moderate to strong westerly flow is expected in the wake of the front Friday through early Saturday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Plantation Island, FL
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Area Discussion for - Miami-South Florida, FL
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area forecast discussion
national weather service miami fl
759 am edt Tue mar 28 2017

High pressure over the region will keepVFR in the forecast for
all TAF sites through the TAF period. The sea breeze is forecast
to develop mid day along both coasts, and weaken around sunset.

No significant changes to the forecast at this time. Only minor
changes were to account for current conditions, such as the
showers off the atlantic coast. Otherwise, the forecast is on
track at this time.

Prev discussion /issued 338 am edt Tue mar 28 2017/

today-Thursday: radar is showing a few sprinkles and light showers
over the atlantic waters this morning where the light offshore
land breeze is interacting with the broader light easterly flow. A
brief sprinkle may reach land before daybreak, but otherwise dry
conditions will prevail.

High pressure at the surface and aloft will be in control for
much of the week, with tranquil and generally dry weather
continuing across south florida. Mostly sunny skies will prevail,
with some afternoon cumulus development as both the gulf and east
coast seabreezes develop and move inland. The main concern will
be the potential for patchy radiational fog development over the
interior and gulf coast the next few nights
temperatures will be near to slightly above normal through Thursday,
especially for the interior where the seabreezes will be late to
reach. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s for east and gulf coasts,
and upper 80s to near 90 for the interior. Lows will generally be in
the 60s, though some east coast locations may linger closer to 70.

Friday-Sunday: while details between the GFS and ECMWF differ, both
continue to show an upper level low and associated surface low
crossing the central plains mid week before lifting out through the
oh/tn valleys and into the east coast late week.

The GFS has a broader and more disorganized mid-level system, with
more of the energy split between the main features crossing the
plains and a southern extension moving through northern mexico and
texas into the gulf. This results in a stronger and further south
surface low and front crossing the gulf into the fl peninsula Friday
and Saturday. The ECMWF keeps a more coherent upper level low
crossing the plains with a weaker southern extension, and as a
result most of the energy lifts further north up the east coast and
a much weaker front moves into fl. Other ensemble members support a
forecast closer to the ECMWF with a weaker front moving through

Timing-wise, it now appears most of Friday will remain dry under
very warm and breezy south-southeast flow. Showers will overspread
the region later in the day, with the potential continuing overnight
and into Saturday as the boundary slows down. Given the warm
daytime temperatures and an active southern stream jet, even with
the less robust ECMWF solution, a few thunderstorms can't be
ruled out. Drier conditions arrive for Sunday as the front moves
out, though little change in temperature is expected.

Marine... Favorable boating conditions are expected through much of
the week as high pressure continues to build into the state from the
northeast. East-southeast winds 10 knots or less are expected
through Thursday, with the gulf coast breeze bringing winds around
to the west-northeast along the coast each afternoon. Seas generally
2ft or less.

The next marine concerns may begin Thursday night into Friday as
south-southeasterly flow strengthens ahead of an approaching frontal
boundary along with building seas in the atlantic.

Fire weather... Dry conditions and light easterly winds are expected
through much of the week, with the gulf and east coast seabreezes
developing and moving inland each afternoon, though speeds will
generally remain 10 mph or less. Warm temperatures are expected,
especially over the interior where afternoon temperatures may reach
to 90 degrees in some locations. This will allow relative humidity
values to drop to 35-40 percent over the interior each afternoon
through Thursday.

Preliminary point temps/pops
West palm beach 82 65 83 66 / 0 0 0 0
fort lauderdale 82 69 82 70 / 0 0 0 0
miami 83 68 84 69 / 0 0 0 0
naples 82 65 84 64 / 0 0 0 0

Mfl watches/warnings/advisories
Fl... None.

Am... None.

Gm... None.

Update... 13
aviation... 13

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WPLF1 - Watson Place, FL 12 mi112 min 74°F
CNBF1 - Cannon Bay, FL 15 mi112 min 76°F
RKXF1 - Rookery Bay Reserve, FL 22 mi67 min ENE 2.9 79°F 60°F
LMRF1 - Lostmans River, FL 23 mi112 min 74°F
WIWF1 - Willy Willy, FL 26 mi112 min 76°F
LBRF1 - Broad River Lower, FL 28 mi172 min 74°F
HREF1 33 mi112 min 73°F
BDVF1 - Broad River, FL 33 mi112 min 76°F
TPEF1 - Tarpon Bay East, FL 37 mi172 min 76°F
SREF1 37 mi112 min 74°F
CANF1 - Cane Patch, FL 37 mi172 min 75°F
GBIF1 - Gunboat Island, FL 37 mi112 min 73°F
CWAF1 42 mi172 min 74°F
NRRF1 43 mi112 min 75°F
LRIF1 46 mi112 min 75°F
WWEF1 48 mi172 min 74°F

Wind History for Naples, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Naples, Naples Municipal Airport, FL29 mi59 minVar 310.00 miFair80°F59°F49%1018.3 hPa

Wind History from APF (wind in knots)
Last 24hr5E7E6SW13W9W9W10W7NW3N4NE5NE7E9E4E4CalmCalmCalmE3CalmNE3NE3E33
1 day agoE8
2 days agoE13E8E7W9W8W9W5W3W3CalmE8E6E4E4CalmE7E7E7E6E8E7E9E10NE11

Tide / Current Tables for Chokoloskee, Florida
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Tue -- 03:23 AM EDT     3.38 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:20 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:50 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 10:19 AM EDT     -0.02 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 03:30 PM EDT     3.46 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:40 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:29 PM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 10:45 PM EDT     -0.20 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Round Key, Florida
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Round Key
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Tue -- 01:56 AM EDT     4.29 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:21 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:51 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 08:34 AM EDT     -0.06 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:11 PM EDT     4.25 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:41 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:29 PM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 08:56 PM EDT     -0.27 feet Low 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 Miami-South Florida, FL (11,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Miami, FL
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Gulf Stream Current

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