Tuesday, March28, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Sunrise 7:13AMSunset 7:37PM Tuesday March 28, 2017 9:54 AM EDT (13:54 UTC) Moonrise 6:45AMMoonset 7:24PM 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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AMZ651 Coastal Waters From Deerfield Beach To Ocean Reef Fl Out 20 Nm- Waters From Deerfield Beach To Ocean Reef Fl From 20 To 60 Nm Excluding The Territorial Waters Of Bahamas- 329 Am Edt Tue Mar 28 2017
Today..East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of light showers in the morning.
Tonight..East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Wednesday..Southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters smooth.
Wednesday night..East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to east southeast 10 to 15 knots in the gulf stream. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Thursday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Thursday night..East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Friday..South southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Friday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Saturday..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
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- 329 Am Edt Tue Mar 28 2017
Synopsis..Quiet weather and favorable boating conditions are expected through much of the week across the south florida waters. Gusty south-southeasterly flow will be possible on Friday ahead of a cold front, which may bring some showers and storms to the region for the end of the week.
Gulf stream hazards..None. The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of mar 25, 2017 at 1200 utc... 10 nautical miles east northeast of fowey rocks. 9 nautical miles east of port everglades. 16 nautical miles east southeast of lake worth. 17 nautical miles east of jupiter inlet. This data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Area Discussion for - Miami-South Florida, FL
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area forecast discussion
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338 am edt Tue mar 28 2017

Discussion
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
florida.

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.

Aviation Light east flow becomes calm overnight across all
terminals with CIGS above 3kft. Due to the lighter wind flow,
expect some patchy areas of fog developing into the early morning
hrs mainly near apf where CIGS northeast of the site are already
ovc around 4kft. CIGS will continue lowering to MVFR conditions
with some areas of patchy fog before burning off quickly after
sunrise. By 15z, east wind around 10 knots will prevail withVFR
conditions through sunset. Expect west gulf breeze to shift winds
southwest at the apf site around 18z.

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.

Discussion... 88/alm
marine... 88/alm
aviation... 67/mt
fire weather... 88/alm


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PVGF1 - Port Everglades Channel, FL 3 mi55 min NW 4.1 G 7 73°F 1017.4 hPa (+1.7)62°F
VAKF1 - 8723214 - Virginia Key, FL 28 mi55 min N 4.1 G 6 73°F 1017.9 hPa (+1.7)
LKWF1 - 8722670 - Lake Worth, FL 34 mi61 min NW 4.1 G 5.1
FWYF1 - Fowey Rocks, FL 37 mi55 min NNW 5.1 G 6 73°F 76°F1018 hPa (+1.6)

Wind History for Virginia Key, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport, FL4 mi62 minNW 510.00 miA Few Clouds72°F63°F73%1017.3 hPa
Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, FL6 mi62 minNW 510.00 miA Few Clouds74°F62°F67%1017.8 hPa
Pompano Beach, Pompano Beach Airpark, FL8 mi62 minNW 610.00 miMostly Cloudy72°F62°F71%1017.6 hPa
Hollywood, North Perry Airport, FL11 mi62 minWNW 410.00 miPartly Cloudy72°F63°F73%1018 hPa
Boca Raton, Boca Raton Airport, FL17 mi68 minNW 310.00 miPartly Cloudy68°F62°F83%1017.6 hPa
Miami, Opa Locka Airport, FL17 mi62 minNW 310.00 miFair0°F0°F%1018.2 hPa
Miami, Miami International Airport, FL23 mi62 minN 310.00 miA Few Clouds72°F62°F71%1017.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bahía Mar Yacht Club, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Bahia Mar Yacht Club
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Tue -- 03:36 AM EDT     -0.43 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:15 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:45 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 09:35 AM EDT     2.81 feet High Tide
Tue -- 03:56 PM EDT     -0.63 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:35 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:23 PM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 10:03 PM EDT     2.95 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.50.70-0.4-0.40.10.81.62.22.72.82.41.70.90.1-0.5-0.6-0.30.41.222.732.8

Tide / Current Tables for Hollywood Beach, West Lake, north end, Florida
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Hollywood Beach
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Tue -- 04:45 AM EDT     -0.38 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:15 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:45 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 10:48 AM EDT     2.27 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:05 PM EDT     -0.55 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:35 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:24 PM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 11:16 PM EDT     2.39 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.91.40.70.1-0.3-0.4-0.10.51.11.72.12.321.50.80.1-0.4-0.6-0.40.20.81.52.12.4

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Miami-South Florida, FL (9,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Miami, FL
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