Marine Weather and Tides
5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
|Sunrise 6:29AM||Sunset 8:04PM||Sunday May 20, 2018 9:01 PM EDT (01:01 UTC)||Moonrise 10:40AM||Moonset 12:00AM||Illumination 36%|
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|AMZ650 Coastal Waters From Jupiter Inlet To Deerfield Beach Fl Out 20 Nm- Waters From Jupiter Inlet To Deerfield Beach Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- 810 Pm Edt Sun May 20 2018 |
.small craft should exercise caution...
Rest of tonight..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Scattered showers with isolated Thunderstorms in the evening...then numerous showers with isolated Thunderstorms after midnight.
Monday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to southeast 15 to 20 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Showers likely and a slight chance of Thunderstorms in the morning...then a chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Monday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to southeast 15 to 20 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Wednesday..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Thursday..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and a chance of Thunderstorms.
Thursday night and Friday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate 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- 810 Pm Edt Sun May 20 2018 |
Synopsis..Widespread showers and some Thunderstorms are expected through Monday, with locally strong winds, higher waves, and frequent lightning all possible hazards associated with any of the Thunderstorms. Moderate to fresh southeast winds will continue across the local waters, with the potential for hazardous conditions at times over the local atlantic through Tuesday.
Gulf stream hazards..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream as of may 19, 2018 at 1200 utc... 4 nautical miles east southeast of fowey rocks. 9 nautical miles east northeast of port everglades. 9 nautical miles east southeast of lake worth. 14 nautical miles east southeast of jupiter inlet. This data courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hypoluxo, FLHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Miami-South Florida, FL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service miami fl
722 pm edt Sun may 20 2018
Update Once again the question of the evening is the fate of the
ongoing flood watch across broward county. Latest hi-res model runs
have initialized too far north with the ongoing convective band
across miami-dade county, but even a conservative adjustment
suggests the potential for a few moderate to heavy showers to clip
Models also continue to show some additional heavier bands affecting
the east coast after 06z in a pattern very reminiscent of this
morning. While precipitation amounts don't look as high as this
morning, due to the lack of upper level support, efficient rain
processes will mean that another 1-2 inches in a quick period won't
be out of the question for activity that does move through. And
while the main late night precip focus still leans more palm beach
county, the potential for a northward error similar to the current
initialization can't be ruled out.
With that, the flood watch will be extended again through tomorrow
morning. Will keep it just for broward county as multi-day rainfall
amounts have not been as high for miami-dade and the heaviest
amounts across palm beach county have been outside of the metro
Prev discussion issued 436 pm edt Sun may 20 2018
this afternoon and tonight: the weak upper level low and associated
low level trough that have been driving our weather the past few
days have moved off into the northeastern gulf of mexico this
afternoon. This has shifted the deepest portion of the moisture
plume and low level convergence off to our west as well.
As a result, the significant heavy rain threat has ended for now
across much of the region this afternoon, though light to moderate
showers will continue into the evening.
Overnight, models are hinting at another pocket of higher
moisture enhanced low level winds sliding into the east coast again
late tonight early Monday morning. Current solutions are not as
bullish with amounts as this morning, likely to due to the lack of
upper level support. The fate of the ongoing flood watch in broward
county is a tough call because of this. Given this morning's
rainfall and ongoing flooding concerns, even an additional inch will
aggravate ongoing problems. Will hold the watch as is for now, and
re-evaluate as more short range guidance comes in this evening.
Monday through Wednesday: the florida peninsula will remain in
between the western atlantic ridge to our east and a broad upper
level trough to our northwest across the north gulf through most of
the upcoming week. Ongoing south-southeasterly flow in both the low
and mid levels in between these two features will continue to pump
modest tropical moisture across the region, with pwat values
expected to remain just above seasonal norms through the period.
Steering flow will favor a pattern of overnight morning coverage
along the east coast and atlantic with afternoon showers and storms
mainly across the interior and gulf coast. While rain chances remain
above normal, we should see a shift to more of a diurnal maximum in
coverage by Tuesday. Threat for locally heavy rainfall will linger
into Monday, with just enough drier air edging in on Tuesday that it
will likely be the "driest" day of the week with coverage
remaining more scattered.
Mid and upper level clouds will continue to limit sunshine, which in
turn will keep overall instability and storm coverage down as well
as daytime temperatures. High temperatures will struggle to get into
the 80s on Monday. Less rainfall will allow highs in the mid 80s
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thursday into next weekend: the forecast as we end the week and head
into next weekend remains very uncertain as global models continue
to diverge in solutions. Both agree on the basic synoptic evolution,
with the atlantic ridge breaking down as the persistent upper level
trough across the gulf of mexico digs further south, allowing some|
type of tropical disturbance to lift north out of the central
As always, the crux of the forecast is in the details. Where the
ecmwf keeps a stronger longer lasting subtropical ridge influence,
leading to drier conditions, with rain chances increasing Friday
night into the weekend as the forecasted tropical disturbance moves
toward the central gulf. The GFS however, keeps the ridge relatively
weaker, which allows for a faster moving disturbance in a more
northeasterly direction, though strength-wise it appears to be
suffering from some convective feedback.
For now, not too many changes with the ongoing forecast with rain
chances increasing once again late week. The potential for a return
to heavy rainfall will have to be watched.
Marine... Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots will continue into Monday,
with winds approaching at steady 20 knots at times over the atlantic
waters. For now, will keep cautionary statement in place as any
advisory level conditions do not look to be widespread long lived.
Seas 3-5ft in the atlantic and 2-4ft in the offshore gulf. Winds and
seas are expected to ease late Tuesday, with southeast winds 10-
15kts into the middle of the week.
Widespread showers with some thunderstorms will persist through
Monday, with the focus gradually shifting from the atlantic into the
gulf (and continuing for lake okeechobee). The heavier activity
could produce hazardous winds, locally higher waves, and dangerous
lightning. Coverage is expected to be a little more scattered
Beach forecast... Southeast winds of 15 to 20 mph have lead to
numerous rip currents being reported at east coast beaches this
afternoon. A high risk of rip currents is now in effect for all
atlantic beaches through Monday. The enhanced risk may linger into
Tuesday before winds and seas subside.
Hydrology... Morning rainfall brought a wide swath of 3 to 7 inch
rainfall totals across all of metro broward and the western side of
the palm beach metro this morning, as well as far north miami-dade
county. Several locations across broward topped out above 8 inches,
and wouldn't be surprised if a few spots reached 9-10 inches. This
all fell in about 6 hours, which in addition to the past few days
of heavy rainfall, lead to widespread significant street flooding
across these areas.
The heavy rainfall threat has diminished for the east coast and
interior for the moment, but some locally heavy rainfall will remain
possible along the gulf coast through this evening. There is some
concern for additional east coast rainfall overnight, though current
trends suggest amounts will not be as high as this morning.
However, any additional rainfall would aggravate ongoing flooding.
Additional heavy rain, averaging 1 to 2 inches, with locally higher
amounts, are possible Monday, before a relative lull is expected
into the middle of the week. Thereafter, will have to monitor for
additional heavy rain flood potential as deep tropical moisture is
poised to return.
Preliminary point temps pops
West palm beach 72 79 72 82 60 60 30 40
fort lauderdale 73 81 72 83 60 60 30 30
miami 72 81 72 83 50 60 30 30
naples 71 82 71 86 30 70 40 50
Mfl watches warnings advisories
Fl... High rip current risk through Monday evening for flz168-172-173.
Flood watch until 8 pm edt this evening for flz071-072-172.
Update... 88 alm
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|LKWF1 - 8722670 - Lake Worth, FL||4 mi||43 min||SE 17 G 20||79°F||78°F||1018.7 hPa||77°F|
|PVGF1 - Port Everglades Channel, FL||32 mi||37 min||ESE 4.1 G 11||79°F||1017.4 hPa||73°F|
|PEGF1||32 mi||49 min||E 16 G 21||79°F||1017 hPa|
|SPGF1 - Settlement Point, GBI||57 mi||61 min||ESE 14 G 16||78°F||1018.4 hPa (-0.0)|
Wind History for Lake Worth Pier, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport, FL||10 mi||68 min||ESE 11||10.00 mi||Overcast||78°F||73°F||85%||1017.8 hPa|
|Boca Raton, Boca Raton Airport, FL||12 mi||2.2 hrs||SE 14||8.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||79°F||71°F||79%||1017.3 hPa|
|Pompano Beach, Pompano Beach Airpark, FL||21 mi||68 min||ESE 14||8.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||80°F||72°F||76%||1017.3 hPa|
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Sun -- 12:29 AM EDT Moonset
Sun -- 02:21 AM EDT 2.83 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:30 AM EDT Sunrise
Sun -- 09:11 AM EDT 0.05 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 11:40 AM EDT Moonrise
Sun -- 02:39 PM EDT 2.58 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:03 PM EDT Sunset
Sun -- 09:35 PM EDT -0.20 feet Low Tide
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|West Palm Beach Canal |
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Sun -- 12:29 AM EDT Moonset
Sun -- 02:04 AM EDT 2.86 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:30 AM EDT Sunrise
Sun -- 08:39 AM EDT 0.05 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 11:39 AM EDT Moonrise
Sun -- 02:22 PM EDT 2.61 feet High Tide
Sun -- 08:03 PM EDT Sunset
Sun -- 09:03 PM EDT -0.22 feet Low Tide
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