Friday, April20, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Naples Park, FL

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Sunrise 6:56AMSunset 7:54PM Friday April 20, 2018 4:23 PM EDT (20:23 UTC) Moonrise 9:53AMMoonset 11:49PM Illumination 29% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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- 335 Pm Edt Fri Apr 20 2018
Tonight..North northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east northeast after midnight. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday..East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south in the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. Period 2 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Saturday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers in the evening.
Sunday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
Sunday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
Monday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Monday night..South southwest winds 5 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Bay and inland waters smooth. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..West southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night and Wednesday..West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Pascagoula Ms To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 60 Nm Including Major Area Bays And Sounds- 1030 Am Cdt Fri Apr 20 2018
Synopsis..A moderate to strong offshore flow will continue early this morning, weakening slightly this afternoon. A light to moderate easterly flow is anticipated for tonight, but gradually increasing somewhat again on Saturday as another frontal system develops to the west of the marine area. A moderate to sometimes strong southeast to south flow is expected Saturday night into Sunday as the front approaches. Winds become westerly in the wake of the front by Monday, with a light to moderate west to northwest flow then continuing into the middle part of mid next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Naples Park, FL
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Area Discussion for - Miami-South Florida, FL
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service miami fl
1253 pm edt Fri apr 20 2018

The winds will be easterly around 5 to 10 knots this afternoon
before decreasing to around 5 knots tonight, except for kapf taf
site where the winds will be westerly this afternoon around 5 to
10 knots. The weather will remain dry over all of the TAF sites
along withVFR conditions for the ceiling and vis through tonight.

Aviation... 54 bnb

Prev discussion issued 917 am edt Fri apr 20 2018

high pressure over south florida will move slowly east into the
western atlantic waters through tonight, as a weak cold front over
northern florida moves into lake okeechobee region and stalls
out. This will allow for the dry weather to remain over south
florida today, before a few showers develop over the atlantic
waters and the east coast metro areas late tonight due to an
increase in easterly wind flow.

The winds will be light and variable today over the local waters
of south florida. This will keep the seas at 2 feet or less along
with low risk of rip currents along both the east and west coast
beaches of south florida today.

There will be enhanced fire weather conditions today due to
relative humidities getting down into the mid to upper 20s over
interior sections of south florida. However, the 15 foot winds
will remain below 15 mph today. Therefore, no headlines will be
needed for fire weather today over south florida.

Rest of the forecast looks good at this time and other changes are


the winds will be light and variable this morning over all of the
taf sites. Easterly winds will then increase to 5 to 10 mph this
afternoon over the east coast TAF sites and 5 to 10 mph from the
west over kapf TAF site. The ceiling and vis will also remain in
theVFR conditions along with dry weather at all of the TAF sites

Update... 54 bnb
aviation... 54 bnb
prev discussion... Issued 354 am edt Fri apr 20 2018

one more dry day ahead of a frontal boundary that will push
southward today before stalling over south florida. Sea breezes
are expected to develop late this morning into the afternoon,
which while dry, should bring some wind shifts and slightly higher
dewpoints in their wake. Fog could again develop overnight,
particularly south of where the stalled boundary is located.

Saturday is a transition day as the stalled frontal boundary over
the region will serve as a catalyst for convection and a return to
rain chances. Some thunderstorms are possible as a few mid-level
disturbances pass over the east coast on Saturday. For Sunday, we
begin to see the next frontal system emerge in the southern plains
and mid-south. The remnant front begins to retreat northward
allowing for a more moist airmass to move over the area. As the
low pressure passes to the north of the region over the interstate
20 corridor heading into the tennessee valley, it will allow for
a more unsettled pattern over the southeastern united states. For
our region, showers and thunderstorms ahead and along the front on
Monday into Tuesday. Gusty winds, heavy rain, and lightning remain
the primary concerns with any thunderstorms this weekend into
early next week.

On Wednesday, the front will exit into the bahamas and cuba
allowing a slot of drier air to move over the region. The pattern
is not conducive for much of a cooling off as another low pressure
system moves across the ohio valley late in the week with a
weakening reinforcing frontal boundary pushing through florida to
close out the work week with the potential of some showers.


a front will push across the state today and stall over the area
for the next few days. Showers and thunderstorms can produce
locally higher winds and waves but there will also be bouts of
wind surges that could lead to rougher seas. Scec SCA conditions
are possible through the weekend into early next week.

Prev discussion... Issued 127 am edt Fri apr 20 2018
aviation... Weak front expected to move through state today
before stalling out near south florida late in the day. Winds will
remain light vrb overnight, trending NW towards daybreak as front
moves further south. Both seabreezes still expected to develop
this afternoon, with gusty ene winds at atlc sites and west at
kapf. Winds at east coast sites remain elevated overnight as wind
surge arrives late, with potential for a few shra affecting kpbi
after 01z. Other sites should remain dry.

Preliminary point temps pops
West palm beach 85 72 83 71 0 20 20 40
fort lauderdale 85 74 83 74 0 20 20 50
miami 87 73 85 73 0 20 20 40
naples 84 68 87 69 0 10 20 20

Mfl watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Am... None.

Gm... None.

Update... 54 bnb
discussion... 02 rag
marine... 02 rag
aviation... 54 bnb

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NPSF1 - 8725110 - Naples, FL 10 mi53 min 76°F 80°F1018.7 hPa
RKXF1 - Rookery Bay Reserve, FL 17 mi158 min 83°F 64°F
FMRF1 - 8725520 - Fort Myers, FL 26 mi53 min W 2.9 G 6 82°F 83°F1018.3 hPa
WPLF1 - Watson Place, FL 49 mi83 min 81°F

Wind History for Naples, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Naples, Naples Municipal Airport, FL9 mi30 minWNW 1110.00 miFair81°F66°F61%1018.4 hPa
Fort Myers, Southwest Florida International Airport, FL18 mi30 minVar 310.00 miSmoke87°F55°F35%1017.9 hPa
Fort Myers, Page Field, FL21 mi30 minWNW 1110.00 miFair85°F62°F46%1018.4 hPa

Wind History from APF (wind in knots)
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2 days agoNW12NW11

Tide / Current Tables for Cocohatchee River, U.S. 41 bridge, Florida
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Cocohatchee River
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Fri -- 06:09 AM EDT     1.66 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:59 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:52 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 11:17 AM EDT     0.90 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:18 PM EDT     2.18 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:53 PM EDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Point Ybel (0.4 Mi. NW of), Florida Current
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Point Ybel (0.4 Mi. NW of)
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Fri -- 12:25 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:15 AM EDT     1.16 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 06:59 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:06 AM EDT     0.13 knots Min Flood
Fri -- 10:53 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 02:19 PM EDT     1.02 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 04:51 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:54 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:18 PM EDT     -1.45 knots Max Ebb
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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