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Marine Weather and Tides
Fort Myers Shores, FL

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Sunrise 7:22AMSunset 7:43PM Sunday March 26, 2017 1:33 AM EDT (05:33 UTC) Moonrise 5:28AMMoonset 5:27PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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- 834 Pm Edt Sat Mar 25 2017
Rest of tonight..North winds around 5 knots then becoming east around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday..East winds around 10 knots then becoming west late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday night..Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming east after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday..East winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest around 5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming west around 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Monday night..Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming north late in the evening, then becoming east after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday..Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming west around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast around 5 knots toward morning. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Wednesday night..Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Thursday..South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 834 Pm Edt Sat Mar 25 2017
Synopsis..Strong high pressure over the western atlantic will continue to extend across the florida peninsula and eastern gulf of mexico for the next several days. A weak cold front will approach the waters on Sunday...however the front will dissipate before reaching the area. No hazards are expected through mid week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Fort Myers Shores, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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national weather service tampa bay ruskin fl
818 pm edt Sat mar 25 2017

Update
Early evening satellite imagery is showing a broad cyclone
over the central mississippi river valley, dragging a
cold front through the northern gulf coast. Currently,
florida resides in the fairly dry and stable airmass ahead
of this system, with a band of cumulus clouds lined up
along the sea breeze boundary along and west of interstate
75. This band has been producing a few isolated sprinkles
over southwest florida, but otherwise rain free conditions
will continue overnight. Surface dew points are high enough
that a few isolated patches of fog will not be impossible,
but the coverage and confidence is too low to mention in the
forecast at this time.

The bigger forecast concern will be what will happen as
that front approaches on Sunday. The GFS is generally more
aggressive than the ECMWF or NAM with holding the front
together and producing rain chances mainly over the nature
coast during the afternoon. The 18z GFS has not
significantly changed from what the 12z solution showed,
so no updates to the forecast are planned beyond the tonight
period for the evening update. The slight rain chances over
southwest florida for the rest of this evening have been
dropped. Otherwise only minor adjustments were needed for
the evening update.

Aviation
MainlyVFR conditions will hold through the next 24 hours.

The possible exception will be if some patchy fog or low
stratus develops late tonight and into early Sunday morning
creating brief periods of MVFR or ifr conditions, although
confidence is not high enough to include in the tafs at this
time. A stronger sea breeze circulation is expected Sunday
afternoon, potentially impacting a few more sites than it
did today by turning the east winds onshore.

Marine
High pressure centered over the atlantic will continue to ridge into
the eastern gulf through the weekend, as a weak front washes out
over the northeastern gulf on Sunday. The surface ridge will then
shift west towards florida through mid week, with light winds and
seas continuing.

Preliminary point temps/pops
Tpa 65 80 64 81 / 10 10 0 0
fmy 63 83 61 84 / 10 10 10 10
gif 61 82 62 83 / 10 10 10 0
srq 63 77 61 80 / 10 10 0 0
bkv 60 82 58 83 / 10 10 10 0
spg 66 79 65 81 / 10 10 0 0

Tbw watches/warnings/advisories
Fl... None.

Gulf waters... None.

Update/aviation/marine... 18/fleming
upper air... 42/norman
decision support... 42/norman


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FMRF1 - 8725520 - Fort Myers, FL 8 mi46 min ESE 2.9 G 4.1 69°F 76°F1019.6 hPa
NPSF1 - 8725110 - Naples, FL 41 mi52 min 72°F1019.7 hPa
VENF1 - Venice, FL 44 mi34 min E 4.1 G 6 69°F 69°F1019.9 hPa (+0.5)62°F
RKXF1 - Rookery Bay Reserve, FL 46 mi109 min E 4.1 67°F 62°F

Wind History for Naples, FL
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Airport Reports
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Fort Myers, Page Field, FL11 mi41 minESE 410.00 miFair68°F61°F78%1020 hPa
Fort Myers, Southwest Florida International Airport, FL12 mi41 minN 010.00 miFair66°F59°F78%1019.7 hPa
Punta Gorda, Charlotte County Airport, FL18 mi41 minNE 310.00 miFair62°F59°F90%1020.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers
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Sun -- 03:09 AM EDT     0.99 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:28 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:24 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 10:30 AM EDT     -0.21 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 04:22 PM EDT     0.81 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:26 PM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 07:41 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 10:18 PM EDT     0.05 feet Low Tide
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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Sun -- 01:07 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:06 AM EDT     -1.28 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 06:28 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:25 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:02 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 10:50 AM EDT     1.28 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 02:34 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 05:39 PM EDT     -0.86 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 06:27 PM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 07:42 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:01 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 10:49 PM EDT     1.27 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (1,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Tampa Bay Area, FL
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Gulf Stream Current


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