Saturday, March25, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Goodland, FL

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3/12/2015 - Added section for Gulf current for users in the GMZ marine zones.
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Sunrise 7:23AMSunset 7:42PM Saturday March 25, 2017 11:44 AM EDT (15:44 UTC) Moonrise 4:44AMMoonset 4:26PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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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GMZ656 Coastal Waters From Chokoloskee To Bonita Beach Fl Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From East Cape Sable To Chokoloskee Fl Out 20 Nm- 958 Am Edt Sat Mar 25 2017
Rest of today..East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 3 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
Tonight..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
Sunday night..East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 2 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered showers late in the evening.
Monday..East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south southeast in the afternoon...then becoming west southwest. Seas less than 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday night..North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east after midnight. Seas less than 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday..East winds around 5 knots becoming south in the afternoon. Seas less than 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Tuesday night..Southwest winds around 5 knots becoming east after midnight. Seas less than 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Wednesday..South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Destin Fl To Pascagoula Ms Out 60 Nm Including Mobile Bay- 1034 Am Cdt Sat Mar 25 2017
Synopsis..A moderate to strong southerly flow persists over the marine area through this evening between a ridge of high pressure over the eastern seaboard and an area of low pressure lifting from the plains toward the mississippi valley. Showers and Thunderstorms will increase in coverage over the marine area this afternoon and evening ahead of an approaching front. Some of these storms could be strong to severe...with locally high winds and seas... Frequent lightning...and visibility reducing heavy rainfall. A southerly flow will otherwise continue through the middle of next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Goodland, FL
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Area Discussion for - Miami-South Florida, FL
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area forecast discussion
national weather service miami fl
951 am edt Sat mar 25 2017

Have extended atlantic small craft advisory through 5 pm edt as it
appears winds will not subside until late afternoon or early
evening. Easterly low-level flow continues to advect some stratocu
from atlantic onto sea-coast, but as atmosphere has dried
slightly, only a few isolated light showers are ongoing. Expect
this trend to continue through tonight, with potential for a
afternoon gulf breeze inducing some isolated activity 5-20 miles
inland across collier county.

Prev discussion /issued 804 am edt Sat mar 25 2017/

shower coverage across miami-dade and broward counties is expected
to diminish through the morning, thus vcsh ends at 14z.

Thereafter, a rogue shower cant be ruled out across south florida,
but impacts should be minimal.VFR conditions should prevail into
Sunday. East/just S of due east/ wind will occur today with speeds
of 15 to 20 knots possible, especially during the afternoon,
before diminishing to 5 to 10 knots overnight. Gulf breeze is
currently forecast to transition winds at kapf to SW mid/late
afternoon, although confidence in this occurring is low.

Prev discussion... /issued 335 am edt Sat mar 25 2017/

a frontal boundary continues to linger across the florida straits through
the central bahamas, with easterly flow continuing to bring
patches of moisture/cloudiness across the atlantic waters with
widely dispersed showers noted across the atlantic waters and
affecting the eastern peninsula on occasional.

Forecast for today and Sunday...

over the weekend a surface low and developing front will move
northeast across the central CONUS while a surface trough
currently near puerto rico will slowly deepen and move north.

These features will keep south florida under a weak surface ridge
and an upper level ridge through the weekend, and there will not
be any deep moisture available. Therefore mainly a dry forecast
over the weekend. However, persistent easterly flow across the
regional atlantic waters will allow some passing showers and
bahamas streamers for isolated showers to impact the atlantic
waters and eastern peninsula from time to time. In addition as the
easterlies slowly weaken today, the gulf coast sea breeze should
form late this afternoon and on Sunday, allowing for a few showers
across the western interior regions late afternoon/evening. Any
potential for thunderstorms should be slight if any as mid-level
temperatures are expected to increase through the day.

Forecast for early next week...

for the early part of the week mainly stable weather is forecast but
need to stress the uncertainties in the forecast. The
aforementioned surface low forecast to develop north of puerto
rico is forecast to further develop and drift northeast Monday and
Tuesday, with broad general agreement amongst the global models.

Under this scenario, weak high pressure would dominate across
south florida with the lack of deep moisture continuing and no
synoptic factors contributing to potential for rainfall.

Extended forecast...

late next week into next weekend the global models start to
diverge considerably in their solutions and will have to wait and
see once there is more general agreement, but during this period
mainly high pressure across the region is forecast with minimal
rain chances.


hazardous seas across the atlantic and gulf stream waters are
expected to continue through about 12z this morning then slowly
subside through the afternoon. Given the uncertainties, will allow
the small craft advisory across these waters to expire at 18z.

The winds across the atlantic and gulf stream waters are forecast
to slowly subside early this morning and continue subsiding
through the afternoon and evening hours, and forecast to go below
20 knots around 12z with a pre-cautionary statement after 18z. A
pre-cautionary statement will also be necessary for the off shore
gulf waters until about 18z today. Winds and seas expected to
slowly subside through Sunday. Through the extended forecast, no
hazardous seas are forecast and winds currently not forecast to
exceed 20 knots.

Beach forecast...

a high risk of rip currents will continue across the atlantic
coast beaches today through Sunday, and will transition to a more
moderate risk by Monday as winds and seas continue to subside.

Preliminary point temps/pops
West palm beach 80 68 81 66 / 10 10 10 10
fort lauderdale 80 70 81 69 / 20 20 20 10
miami 80 69 82 67 / 20 20 20 10
naples 82 63 82 63 / 20 20 20 20

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

Am... Small craft advisory until 5 pm edt this afternoon for amz630-

Gm... None.

Update... 23/sk
discussion... 60/bd
marine... 60/bd
aviation... 23/sk
beach forecast... 60/bd

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
RKXF1 - Rookery Bay Reserve, FL 16 mi60 min E 8.9 75°F 64°F
WPLF1 - Watson Place, FL 19 mi105 min 74°F
CNBF1 - Cannon Bay, FL 22 mi105 min 74°F
NPSF1 - 8725110 - Naples, FL 24 mi45 min 71°F1022.3 hPa (+1.1)
LMRF1 - Lostmans River, FL 29 mi105 min 74°F
WIWF1 - Willy Willy, FL 33 mi105 min 75°F
LBRF1 - Broad River Lower, FL 34 mi165 min 74°F
HREF1 39 mi105 min 74°F
BDVF1 - Broad River, FL 40 mi105 min 74°F
SREF1 42 mi105 min 73°F
GBIF1 - Gunboat Island, FL 43 mi105 min 74°F
TPEF1 - Tarpon Bay East, FL 44 mi165 min 73°F
CANF1 - Cane Patch, FL 44 mi165 min 73°F
CWAF1 48 mi165 min 71°F
NRRF1 49 mi105 min 75°F

Wind History for Naples, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Naples, Naples Municipal Airport, FL24 mi52 minE 11 G 1910.00 miPartly Cloudy78°F63°F60%1022 hPa

Wind History from APF (wind in knots)
Last 24hrE18NE15
1 day agoE9E9SW6W9W8NW8E13E5E15
2 days agoNW6W7W10W11

Tide / Current Tables for Round Key, Florida
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Round Key
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Sat -- 05:43 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:38 AM EDT     -0.21 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:24 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 12:47 PM EDT     3.65 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:25 PM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 06:51 PM EDT     0.63 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:39 PM EDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Cape Romano, Florida
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Cape Romano
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Sat -- 05:44 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:29 AM EDT     -0.19 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:25 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 12:38 PM EDT     3.25 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:26 PM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 06:41 PM EDT     0.75 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:40 PM EDT     Sunset
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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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