Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:36AM||Sunset 8:12PM||Sunday May 20, 2018 10:08 AM EDT (14:08 UTC)||Moonrise 10:49AM||Moonset 12:00AM||Illumination 31%|
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|GMZ856 Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Englewood Fl Out 20 Nm- 357 Am Edt Sun May 20 2018 |
Today..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Tonight..East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.
Monday..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.
Monday night..East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.
Wednesday..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming east around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.
Thursday..Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.
|GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 357 Am Edt Sun May 20 2018 |
Synopsis..High pressure over the western atlantic will extend north of the region, with a southeast wind flow in place across the waters. A surface trough will move across the florida peninsula and eastern gulf of mexico today, enhancing rain chances. Winds will generally remain from the southeast through early next week, with no headlines expected at this time. The main concern will be higher winds and seas as well as dangerous lightning associated with Thunderstorms.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Captiva, FLHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
746 am edt Sun may 20 2018
Mainly MVFR or ifr conditions persist this morning across area
terminals with intermittentVFR. Numerous showers and a few
thunderstorms can be expected today with MVFR ifr CIGS and or vsbys
possible at just about any time.
Prev discussion issued 355 am edt Sun may 20 2018
short term (today-Monday)...
stagnant pattern persists with an u l trough over the
eastern gulf of mexico western caribbean and an u l ridge
northeast of the bahamas. W v imagery shows circulation
around both of these systems pulling deep tropical moisture
north from the itcz in atmospheric river like fashion across
the central caribbean and florida peninsula. This pattern
is expected to persist through Monday with pcpw values
across the forecast area around 2 inches which will
continue to create a threat for locally heavy rain each day.
Atmosphere remains conditionally unstable and weak surface
heating will generate numerous showers and isolated
thunderstorms each day. Extensive cloud cover shower
activity will keep MAX temps several degrees below climatic
normals with highs in the lower to mid 80s across west
central and southwest florida.
Due to the heavy rain over the past several days, there
have been significant rises on the alafia and little manatee
rivers. The alafia river will likely rise above flood stage
Sunday night, and any additional heavy rain across the
little manatee river basin could cause the little manatee to
rise to near flood stage in the next couple of days.
Long term (Tuesday - Saturday)...
throughout the extended forecast period, much of florida
will remain in a tropical airmass with ample moisture in
place each day setting the stage for daily showers and
thunderstorms. Placement of surface high pressure across the
western atlantic will keep a moist S SE in place in the
lower-levels. Subtle changes from day-to-day will have an
impact on daily pops but generally expecting scattered to|
numerous thunderstorms. Late in the period, models continue
to differ on their handling of tropical moisture disturbance
moving out of the western caribbean. GFS appears to be an
easterly outlier compared to ECMWF and cmc but still plenty
of time to see how things will play out in the coming days.
As far as temps are concerned, generally expecting mid 80s
for highs with lower 70s overnight.
vfr CIGS this morning 100-120 with areas of MVFR cigs
010-020. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms will
develop today with LCL MVFR CIGS and ifr vsbys. Areas of
marginal MVFR CIGS will develop this afternoon 025-035.
winds and seas are expected to remain below advisory levels
through the period. Main hazard will be showers and
thunderstorms which will be possible over the waters through
the remainder of the week. The stronger storms will be
capable of producing strong gusty winds, locally rough seas,
and heavy rain.
no fire weather hazards are expected for the next several
days as relative humidity values are expected to remain well
above critical levels.
Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 83 72 83 72 70 30 60 40
fmy 83 72 84 71 60 40 60 40
gif 83 72 83 70 70 40 60 40
srq 83 72 83 72 60 30 60 40
bkv 82 70 83 69 70 40 60 40
spg 82 73 83 74 70 30 60 40
Tbw watches warnings advisories
Gulf waters... None.
Aviation... 05 carlisle
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|FMRF1 - 8725520 - Fort Myers, FL||20 mi||51 min||ESE 4.1 G 7||73°F||83°F||1017.7 hPa|
|NPSF1 - 8725110 - Naples, FL||33 mi||51 min||74°F||80°F||1017.5 hPa|
|VENF1 - Venice, FL||41 mi||69 min||ENE 8 G 11||71°F||79°F||1018 hPa (+1.0)||71°F|
|RKXF1 - Rookery Bay Reserve, FL||41 mi||84 min||73°F||73°F|
Wind History for Naples, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Fort Myers, Page Field, FL||18 mi||76 min||ESE 5||10.00 mi||Overcast||73°F||71°F||94%||1017.8 hPa|
|Fort Myers, Southwest Florida International Airport, FL||23 mi||76 min||ESE 8||10.00 mi||Overcast||73°F||72°F||96%||1017.6 hPa|
Wind History from FMY (wind in knots)
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|Captiva Island |
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Sun -- 12:38 AM EDT Moonset
Sun -- 12:53 AM EDT -0.32 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:39 AM EDT Sunrise
Sun -- 11:48 AM EDT Moonrise
Sun -- 04:56 PM EDT 2.21 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:11 PM EDT Sunset
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|Point Ybel (0.4 Mi. NW of) |
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Sun -- 12:37 AM EDT Moonset
Sun -- 01:17 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 04:16 AM EDT 1.11 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 06:38 AM EDT Sunrise
Sun -- 11:15 AM EDT 0.08 knots Min Flood
Sun -- 11:48 AM EDT Moonrise
Sun -- 02:58 PM EDT 0.80 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 05:29 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 08:10 PM EDT Sunset
Sun -- 10:49 PM EDT -1.34 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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