Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:24AM||Sunset 7:42PM||Friday March 24, 2017 7:50 PM EDT (23:50 UTC)||Moonrise 4:03AM||Moonset 3:29PM||Illumination 7%|
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|GMZ836 Charlotte Harbor And Pine Island Sound- 302 Pm Edt Fri Mar 24 2017 |
Tonight..East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of sprinkles in the evening.
Saturday..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday night..South winds around 5 knots then becoming east around 5 knots in the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Sunday..East winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast around 5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming southwest around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday night..West winds around 10 knots then becoming east around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday..East winds around 5 knots then becoming south early in the afternoon, then becoming southwest late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Monday night..West winds around 5 knots then becoming north late in the evening, then becoming east after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Tuesday..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Tuesday night..West winds around 5 knots then becoming east toward morning. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Wednesday..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
|GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 302 Pm Edt Fri Mar 24 2017 |
Synopsis..Strong high pressure off the mid-atlantic coast ridges southwestward across the waters. This high slides east through the weekend with an axis across the southeastern states. As the high continues to move east early next week the axis settles down across central florida.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Matlacha, FLHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus62 ktbw 241921|
area forecast discussion
national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
321 pm edt Fri mar 24 2017
Short term (tonight-Saturday)
Weak mid/high level ridging will hold across the region as surface
high pressure off the mid-atlantic coast drifts east out into the
atlantic ocean, but continues to ridge west-southwest across the
area. This will keep an east to southeast low level flow across
the region continuing to advect atlantic moisture westward leading
to more scattered to broken stratocumulus/altocumulus and maybe a
sprinkle or two over the southern interior and southwest counties.
Otherwise, the low level flow will not be as strong on Saturday as
the gradient relaxes some and this should allow the west coast sea
breeze to develop near the coast during the afternoon.
Temperatures will remain a few degrees above normal with lows
tonight in the mid 50s north to the lower and middle 60s near the
coast from around tampa bay southward. Highs on Saturday will climb
into the lower to middle 80s, except close to the coast where the
sea breeze should hold them in the mid to upper 70s.
Mid term/long term (Saturday night-Friday)
A series of short wave troughs/lows aloft will transit eastward
across the nation through the period... With nearly zonal flow to a
relaxed and meandering upper ridge residing over the gulf of
mexico region. This pattern will keep the bulk of the energy and
frontal boundaries north of our area... Allowing atlantic high
pressure to reach across the state and over the gulf of mexico.
For the most part - a stable and generally dry air mass, model
pwat values run about 1 inch, prevails. The forecast will be rain
free with mostly clear/sunny skies and temperatures on the warm
side of normal, perhaps by 3 to 5 degrees. Winds will initially
be east to southeast with a relaxed gradient permitting afternoon
sea breezes. With time the surface ridge settles south with winds
more southerly to southwesterly.
However, there are two exceptions. The first short wave trough or
low will brush by Sat night or early Sun with some cloudiness
possible. Then the last trough/low is slightly deeper and takes a
more southerly track, pushing a cold front into the gulf for the
end of the work week. The ECMWF has a weaker and slower system
than the GFS which is more robust and faster. For now have leaned
toward the GFS and introduced some low odds of showers across the
northern counties... Although this will be subject to revision.
Vfr conditions will prevail at all terminals for next 24 hours.
Easterly winds between 10 and 15 knots with gusts to around 25
knots will continue through late afternoon, then diminish some
this evening. Winds shift to a more southeast direction at 8 to 13
knots mid-morning Saturday then diminish and shift to southwest to
west near the coast as the west coast sea breeze moves inland
during the afternoon. No other aviation impacts are expected at
Strong high pressure off the mid-atlantic coast will drift east
well out into the atlantic ocean over the weekend, but continue to
ridge west-southwest across the waters. The breezy easterly winds
will diminish this afternoon falling below 15 knots. However,
during the evening we will see a surge which will bump winds back
to exercise caution criteria overnight. Winds will diminish once
again during Saturday with the west coast sea breeze developing
near the coast during the afternoon before the evening surge
shifts winds back to easterly during Saturday night with a repeat
on Sunday and Sunday night. A similar pattern will continue
through early next week, but winds will remain less than 15 knots
and seas 3 feet or less.
Relative humidity values will remain above critical thresholds
through early next week, but could bottom out near 35 percent
briefly each afternoon. After this afternoon winds are expected to
remain below 15 mph through early next week with the west coast
sea breeze developing near the coast each afternoon. No other fire
weather concerns are anticipated at this time.
Preliminary point temps/pops
Tpa 63 82 65 81 / 0 5 5 0
fmy 62 84 62 84 / 0 10 10 5
gif 60 83 61 84 / 0 0 0 5
srq 61 81 62 79 / 0 5 5 0
bkv 57 82 58 82 / 0 5 5 5
spg 66 79 66 80 / 0 5 5 0
Gulf waters... None.
Short term/aviation/marine/fire weather... 69/close
mid term/long term/decision support... 09/rude
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|FMRF1 - 8725520 - Fort Myers, FL||11 mi||51 min||ENE 7 G 14||76°F||76°F||1021.9 hPa (-0.0)|
|VENF1 - Venice, FL||37 mi||51 min||ENE 14 G 19||78°F||70°F||1021.7 hPa (-0.8)||57°F|
|NPSF1 - 8725110 - Naples, FL||37 mi||51 min||71°F||1021.5 hPa (+0.0)|
|RKXF1 - Rookery Bay Reserve, FL||45 mi||66 min||E 8.9||79°F||63°F|
Wind History for Naples, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Fort Myers, Page Field, FL||11 mi||58 min||ENE 13 G 21||10.00 mi||Fair||79°F||60°F||52%||1022.1 hPa|
|Fort Myers, Southwest Florida International Airport, FL||18 mi||58 min||E 15||10.00 mi||Fair||77°F||57°F||52%||1021.8 hPa|
|Punta Gorda, Charlotte County Airport, FL||20 mi||58 min||E 15||10.00 mi||Fair||77°F||57°F||50%||1022.8 hPa|
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|Matlacha Pass (bascule bridge) |
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Fri -- 12:08 AM EDT 1.55 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:03 AM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 07:27 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 08:21 AM EDT -0.14 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 02:32 PM EDT 1.23 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:28 PM EDT Moonset
Fri -- 07:41 PM EDT Sunset
Fri -- 08:00 PM EDT 0.76 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Boca Grande Pass |
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Fri -- 03:40 AM EDT -2.23 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 05:04 AM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 07:03 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:28 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 10:34 AM EDT 2.32 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 02:36 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:29 PM EDT Moonset
Fri -- 04:33 PM EDT -0.78 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 06:29 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:42 PM EDT Sunset
Fri -- 09:40 PM EDT 1.77 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (19,4,5,8)(on/off)  Help
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