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Marine Weather and Tides
Bonita Springs, FL

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What's New / NOTES
10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 7:24AMSunset 7:41PM Monday March 25, 2019 5:43 AM EDT (09:43 UTC) Moonrise 11:39PMMoonset 9:55AM Illumination 80% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 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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GMZ856 Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Englewood Fl Out 20 Nm- 408 Am Edt Mon Mar 25 2019
Today..East winds around 5 knots then becoming west around 5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming northwest around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tonight..North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Wednesday..North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around 20 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Wednesday night..Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Thursday..Northeast winds around 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Thursday night..Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Friday..Northeast winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 408 Am Edt Mon Mar 25 2019
Synopsis..High pressure from the atlantic extending west across the north-central peninsula and into the eastern gulf will maintain a light east-southeast wind flow and slight seas over the gulf waters through tonight with an onshore sea breeze component developing along the coast during this afternoon. During Tuesday and Tuesday night a cold front will move south through the waters. West to northwest winds in the wake of the front will increase into the cautionary or small craft range with winds becoming northeast to east and remaining elevated near the small craft range Wednesday and Thursday as the pressure gradient tightens between developing surface low pressure off the florida east coast/bahamas and strong surface high pressure along the eastern seaboard creates some hazardous boating conditions for small craft operators. Lighter northeast to east winds and lower seas return to the waters on Friday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bonita Springs, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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area forecast discussion
national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
356 am edt Mon mar 25 2019

Discussion (today - Sunday)
High pressure from the atlantic extending west across the
north central peninsula will maintain pleasant dry weather
across the entire forecast area through Tuesday with a
light southeast wind flow becoming onshore along the coast
during the afternoon as the sea breeze component develops.

Temperatures today and Tuesday will climb into the upper 70s
to around 80 along the coast, and lower 80s inland, with
lows tonight in the upper 50s to lower 60s. On Tuesday a
short-wave trough will help to push a cold south through the
region during the day with a west to northwest wind flow
developing. Limited moisture accompanying the front should
keep rain chances low (pops <20%) with only a few sprinkles
possible.

During Tuesday night into Wednesday a stronger short wave
trough closed upper level low will sweep southeast across
the region. A bit more moisture accompanying these features
along with better lift should support some scattered
showers. Surface low pressure development offshore the
florida east coast and over the bahamas and strong surface
high pressure along the eastern seaboard will help to
tighten the pressure gradient (7-8mb) which will result in a
breezy northeasterly wind wind flow developing across the
forecast area and the adjacent gulf coastal waters which
will continue into Thursday. Cooler temperatures are
expected Tuesday night into Wednesday with lows Tuesday
night in the lower 50s north, and mid to upper 50s central
and south, with highs on Wednesday in the upper 60s north
and lower to mid 70s central and south.

Thursday night into Friday pleasant dry weather along with
diminishing northeast winds is expected as the upper level
trough surface low pressure area and front moves further to
the east over the atlantic as high pressure builds in from
the carolinas southwest across the northern peninsula and
florida panhandle. During next weekend high pressure from
the atlantic extending west- southwest across the north-
central peninsula will maintain mainly dry weather with an
east-southeast wind flow and moderating temperatures.

Aviation
Vfr conditions are expected at all terminal sites during the
next 24 hours with light and variable winds early this
morning becoming southeast around 5 knots after 14z except
becoming west to northwest at the coastal terminals after
18z as an onshore sea breeze component develops. Light and
variable winds will return after 01z tonight.

Marine
High pressure from the atlantic extending west across the
north-central peninsula and into the eastern gulf will
maintain a light east-southeast wind flow and slight seas
over the gulf waters through tonight with an onshore sea
breeze component developing along the coast during this
afternoon. During Tuesday and Tuesday night a cold front
will move south through the waters. West to northwest winds
in the wake of the front will increase into the cautionary
or small craft range with winds becoming northeast to east
and remaining elevated near the small craft range Wednesday
and Thursday as the pressure gradient tightens between
developing surface low pressure off the florida east
coast bahamas and strong surface high pressure along the
eastern seaboard creates some hazardous boating conditions
for small craft operators. Lighter northeast to east winds
and lower seas should return to the waters on Friday as the
gradient relaxes as the surface high weakens and shifts east
into the atlantic with the ridge axis extending back to the
southwest across the northern peninsula.

Fire weather
Increasing 20 foot winds and transport winds combined with
mixing height in the 3-5kft range will yield high dispersion
indices across the forecast area late Tuesday through
Thursday. Humidity values are expected to remain above
critical levels with no red flag conditions expected. Some
patchy fog will be possible over central interior zones and
across the nature coast counties late tonight into early
Tuesday morning, but widespread visibility restrictions are
not expected.

Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 79 63 78 59 0 0 10 30
fmy 84 64 80 61 0 0 10 10
gif 83 60 82 58 0 0 10 30
srq 80 63 77 60 0 0 10 20
bkv 80 58 80 56 10 0 10 40
spg 76 65 77 61 0 0 10 30

Tbw watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Gulf waters... None.

Discussion aviation marine fire weather... 57 mcmichael
decision support... 18 fleming


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BGCF1 - Big Carlos Pass, FL 4 mi110 min ENE 4.1 G 5.1 69°F 1020.2 hPa
NPSF1 - 8725110 - Naples, FL 16 mi50 min E 2.9 G 6 68°F 72°F1018.7 hPa
FMRF1 - 8725520 - Fort Myers, FL 20 mi50 min E 1.9 G 2.9 66°F 73°F1018.9 hPa
RKXF1 - Rookery Bay Reserve, FL 23 mi119 min E 2.9 62°F 61°F

Wind History for Naples, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fort Myers, Southwest Florida International Airport, FL13 mi51 minN 010.00 miFair63°F60°F90%1018.8 hPa
Naples, Naples Municipal Airport, FL15 mi51 minE 510.00 miFair66°F62°F87%1018.6 hPa
Fort Myers, Page Field, FL15 mi51 minN 010.00 miFair62°F60°F93%1019.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Little Hickory Island, Florida
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Little Hickory Island
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Mon -- 05:49 AM EDT     1.32 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:26 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:54 AM EDT     0.91 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:54 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 04:20 PM EDT     2.35 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:41 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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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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Mon -- 12:13 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 02:51 AM EDT     0.94 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 07:26 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:11 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 09:40 AM EDT     -0.17 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 10:51 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:55 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 02:10 PM EDT     1.10 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 05:00 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:41 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:39 PM EDT     -1.25 knots Max Ebb
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