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Marine Weather and Tides
Punta Rassa, 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 7:29AMSunset 7:40PM Thursday March 21, 2019 6:11 PM EDT (22:11 UTC) Moonrise 7:35PMMoonset 7:08AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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- 252 Pm Edt Thu Mar 21 2019
.small craft exercise caution tonight...
Tonight..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening and early morning, then becoming north 10 to 15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Friday..Northwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Friday night..North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday..Northeast winds around 10 knots diminishing to around 5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming northwest around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday night..Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots late in the evening, then becoming east after midnight increasing to around 15 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Sunday..East winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday night..North winds around 5 knots then becoming east around 10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday..East winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest around 5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming northwest around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Monday night..Northwest 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.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 252 Pm Edt Thu Mar 21 2019
Synopsis..High pressure builds into the western gulf of mexico tonight with a tightening gradient across the waters providing some robust winds tonight and early Friday. This high pressure begin to move east Friday and reaches atlantic waters Monday...with winds diminishing as they veer.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Punta Rassa, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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Fxus62 ktbw 211812
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area forecast discussion
national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
212 pm edt Thu mar 21 2019

Discussion
An upper level long wave trough... With a couple of short wave
troughs lows rotating through... Across the eastern u.S. Through
tonight pivots offshore Fri as an upper level ridge from the western
gulf of mexico to the canadian prairies shifts east - stretching
along the mississippi valley by late fri. Surface high pressure
located in the central plains and mid-mississippi valley sprawls
down into the gulf of mexico and is reinforced from canada fri.

The week comes to an end with a dry and cool northwesterly low level
flow. Skies mostly clear to clear with no rainfall or fog expected.

Temperatures run on the cool side of normal.

For Sat through next thu: during the weekend deep layer ridging
slides across the area then exits to the atlantic mon. A long wave
trough with an associated cold front swings into the gulf Mon and
crosses fl tue. Deep ridging builds back in from the west for wed-
thu. Dry conditions prevail for the most part although the front
will bring some showers. Temperatures slowly warm to near normal
but dip as high pressure moves in behind the front.

Aviation
21 18z TAF cycle.VFR. Ocnl few CU sc. Northwesterly winds... Robust
at times

Marine
Winds increase late this afternoon and tonight... Reaching caution
speeds across some of the marine zones. A high pressure center tracks
by north of the waters fri-mon with winds diminishing and veering.

Fire weather
Drier air works in through sat... Perhaps at or below 35 percent.

While some erc values are high the winds remain below the threshold
for red flag warning for the most part. The exception is this
afternoon in hernando county where winds increased to 15 knots...

a warning will be in place through this evening. For Sun and
later veering winds will provide enough moisture... Aided by a
front tue... To preclude any low rh concerns.

Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 55 73 53 76 0 0 0 0
fmy 53 76 52 79 0 0 0 0
gif 52 76 50 79 0 0 0 0
srq 54 71 50 76 0 0 0 0
bkv 45 73 42 78 0 0 0 0
spg 59 72 59 75 0 0 0 0

Tbw watches warnings advisories
Fl... Red flag warning until 7 pm edt this evening for coastal
hernando-inland hernando.

Gulf waters... None.

09 rkr


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BGCF1 - Big Carlos Pass, FL 10 mi78 min WNW 17 G 21 69°F 1015.6 hPa
FMRF1 - 8725520 - Fort Myers, FL 13 mi42 min WNW 14 G 19 71°F 72°F1014.4 hPa
NPSF1 - 8725110 - Naples, FL 28 mi42 min WSW 17 G 20 68°F 74°F1014.9 hPa
RKXF1 - Rookery Bay Reserve, FL 35 mi87 min NW 12 71°F 56°F
VENF1 - Venice, FL 46 mi72 min NW 17 G 20 67°F 71°F1015.5 hPa (-1.4)49°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fort Myers, Page Field, FL10 mi19 minNW 16 G 2310.00 miFair70°F45°F41%1014.6 hPa
Fort Myers, Southwest Florida International Airport, FL14 mi19 minWNW 9 G 1810.00 miFair70°F45°F41%1014.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Punta Rassa, San Carlos Bay, Florida
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Punta Rassa
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Thu -- 01:44 AM EDT     2.13 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:31 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:02 AM EDT     -0.09 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:07 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 02:26 PM EDT     1.80 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:39 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:11 PM EDT     0.13 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:34 PM EDT     Moonrise
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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Thu -- 02:51 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:28 AM EDT     -1.39 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:31 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:07 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 09:16 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 12:00 PM EDT     1.40 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 03:27 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:50 PM EDT     -1.18 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:39 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:34 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 09:29 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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