Sunday, November19, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Sunrise 6:41AMSunset 5:30PM Sunday November 19, 2017 7:12 AM EST (12:12 UTC) Moonrise 7:33AMMoonset 6:40PM Illumination 1% Phase: New Moon; 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- 359 Am Est Sun Nov 19 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from this evening through Monday evening...
Today..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 9 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Tonight..North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north northeast around 20 knots after midnight. Seas around 2 feet building to 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet after midnight. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers after midnight.
Monday..East northeast winds 15 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers.
Monday night..East winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south southeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet in the afternoon. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms in the morning...then showers likely and a chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..South southwest winds 5 knots becoming west southwest in the morning. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters light chop. A chance of showers.
Wednesday..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots in the morning becoming variable winds less than 5 knots...then becoming north northeast 5 knots in the evening. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
Wednesday night..East winds 5 knots becoming south late in the evening. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters smooth. A chance of showers.
Thursday..South southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and a chance of Thunderstorms.
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- 359 Am Est Sun Nov 19 2017
Synopsis..A cold front will move through tonight, bringing gusty winds and higher seas of up to 8 feet in the gulf stream, potentially through Monday night. Rain chances will increase gradually over atlantic waters through Monday night, with Thunderstorms possible Tuesday across all waters.
Gulf stream hazards..SEas up to 8 feet late tonight through at least Monday. The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of nov 18, 2017 at 1200 utc... 5 nautical miles east northeast of fowey rocks. 23 nautical miles southeast of port everglades. 13 nautical miles east southeast of lake worth. 12 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
national weather service miami fl
629 am est Sun nov 19 2017

Quiet weather once again across the area, keepingVFR conditions
in the forecast for all sites through the period. However, a weak
cold front will move across the area tonight, causing mainly a
wind shift to the northwest, and a bump up in speed to around 10
kts. There may be a few offshore showers, of which some may come
close to being onshore at times tonight and tomorrow. However, the
uncertainty is too low at this time to include in the tafs.

Prev discussion issued 354 am est Sun nov 19 2017

short term (today through Tuesday)
quiet weather has prevailed overnight, with clear skies and nearly
calm light drainage flow creating conditions favorable for some
patchy fog to form before sunrise. Temperatures are seasonably
mild, with 50s interior and 60s elsewhere. High pressure will
slide to the south and east today, allowing westerly winds to
develop. Low relative humidity values will persist, and
temperatures should rise a few degrees warmer in most locations,
reach low 80s most areas. A weak cold front will cross the region
tonight, bringing on slightly cooler temperatures, and rain
chances confined to marine areas as well as east coast, due to
lack of moisture. Better rain chances will develop Monday, as the
front stalls over the florida straits and northeast winds bring
increasing moisture from the atlantic to the east coast. Flow
aloft will transition southwesterly as an upper-level shortwave
trough behinds to deepen over the northern gulf of mexico
beginning Monday night. Rain chances will continue to increase,
and spread from only the east coast Monday and Monday night to the
entire region Tuesday. Models aren't in great agreement as to how
numerous showers and possibly thunderstorms will be Tuesday, but
as deeper layer moisture surges north, the front to the south
begins to lift north, and upper-level diffluence to the east of
the upper-level trough, pops have been raised Tuesday. At the
point, cloud-to-ground lightning looks to be primary hazard from
any thunderstorms Tuesday. Temperatures will take a quite tiny
version of a roller coaster in the short term, with slightly
cooler temperatures tonight and Monday (minima 60s with 50s
northwest, maxima in upper 70s) followed by warmer temperatures
Monday night and Tuesday (60s low 70s to low 80s).

Long term (Tuesday night through Saturday)
at least with 0z global model runs, solutions have come in better
alignment for progression of shortwave trough over northern gulf
and subsequent low pressure cold front impacts on south florida.

Will wait for temporal consistency to develop before much increase
in confidence occurs, however. As it appears now, the h5 trough
will continue to deepen Wednesday and potentially close off as it
approaches north florida on thanksgiving day. At the surface, the
remnant boundary front will move north into northern florida by
Wednesday, taking the best support for convection with it. It will
leave our region in a warm and humid airmass, so some scattered
showers are possible, but coverage will likely be less than
Tuesday, and with little focus for convection. As the upper level
feature crosses to the north, a surface trough will move through
south florida on thanksgiving day, likely bringing showers and at
least a few thunderstorms. Behind the surface trough, the upper-
level trough axis will remain to the west, perhaps keeping some
showers in the region Friday, before drier air filters in
Saturday. Although latest ECMWF calls for faster departure of the
system and subsequent arrival of dry air, neither it nor gfs
suggest significant cooler air in its wake. Thus, even behind the
system, expect highs to remain in upper 70s to low 80s, with lows
in the mid to upper 50s interior, 60s both coasts and urban areas.


a cold front will cross the region tonight, bringing gusty north
winds and increasing seas. Therefore, a small craft advisory has
been issued for outer gulf waters from 2z-16z Monday and one is
warranted for atlantic waters, excluding biscayne bay, from 4z-0z
Tuesday. Hazardous marine conditions may persist on atlantic
waters Monday night. A few showers may accompany the front, but
rain chances will steadily increase behind it, especially on
atlantic waters, into Tuesday, with thunderstorms are possible.

Winds Monday and Tuesday will be northeast to east. Another cold
front and enhanced chance for showers and thunderstorms is
forecast thanksgiving.

Beach forecast...

a cold front will pass through tonight, and winds behind it will
turn northeast to east early this week, and be breezy. This
onshore flow will increase the risk for rip currents on atlantic

Preliminary point temps pops
West palm beach 84 65 78 72 0 20 20 40
fort lauderdale 84 66 79 72 0 30 30 50
miami 85 67 79 71 0 20 40 50
naples 80 65 80 68 0 10 0 20

Mfl watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Am... Small craft advisory from 11 pm this evening to 7 pm est Monday
for amz650-651-670-671.

Gm... Small craft advisory from 9 pm this evening to 11 am est Monday
for gmz676.

Discussion... 23 sk
marine... 23 sk
aviation... 13
beach forecast... 23 sk

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PVGF1 - Port Everglades Channel, FL 3 mi31 min NW 8.9 G 11 69°F 1014.2 hPa61°F
FWYF1 - Fowey Rocks, FL 37 mi73 min NW 12 G 13 72°F 78°F1014.7 hPa (+0.4)

Wind History for Virginia Key, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, FL4 mi20 minNNW 510.00 miA Few Clouds66°F64°F96%1014.4 hPa
Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, FL6 mi20 minN 010.00 miFair63°F63°F100%1014.9 hPa
Pompano Beach, Pompano Beach Airpark, FL8 mi20 minNNW 610.00 miFair66°F64°F96%1014.7 hPa
Hollywood, North Perry Airport, FL11 mi20 minN 010.00 miFair64°F62°F93%1015.2 hPa
Boca Raton, Boca Raton Airport, FL17 mi26 minNNW 410.00 miFair66°F62°F88%1014.9 hPa
Miami, Opa Locka Airport, FL17 mi20 minNNW 310.00 miFair64°F63°F96%1014.9 hPa
Miami, Miami International Airport, FL23 mi20 minN 010.00 miA Few Clouds65°F62°F90%1014.8 hPa

Wind History from FLL (wind in knots)
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2 days agoN8N7N9NE5NE83NE3N6N5N8N8N8N9N10N7N6N5N4N5N6N5N6N6N6

Tide / Current Tables for Bahía Mar Yacht Club, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Bahia Mar Yacht Club
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Sun -- 02:48 AM EST     0.19 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:41 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:31 AM EST     Moonrise
Sun -- 08:52 AM EST     3.05 feet High Tide
Sun -- 03:14 PM EST     0.61 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:29 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 06:40 PM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 08:57 PM EST     2.81 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Hollywood Beach, West Lake, north end, Florida
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Hollywood Beach
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Sun -- 03:57 AM EST     0.17 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:41 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:31 AM EST     Moonrise
Sun -- 10:05 AM EST     2.47 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:23 PM EST     0.54 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:29 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 06:41 PM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 10:10 PM EST     2.28 feet High Tide
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Miami-South Florida, FL (7,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Miami, FL
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