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 6:34AM||Sunset 8:14PM||Thursday May 24, 2018 5:37 PM EDT (21:37 UTC)||Moonrise 2:49PM||Moonset 2:34AM||Illumination 75%|
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|GMZ856 Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Englewood Fl Out 20 Nm- 302 Pm Edt Thu May 24 2018 |
Tonight..East winds around 5 knots increasing to around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered Thunderstorms in the evening. Isolated Thunderstorms after midnight.
Friday..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated Thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Friday night..East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered Thunderstorms.
Saturday..East winds around 15 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Widespread showers and scattered Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. Widespread showers in the evening. Scattered Thunderstorms. Numerous showers after midnight.
Sunday..Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to around 20 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 10 feet. Bay and inland waters rough. Numerous showers and scattered Thunderstorms.
Sunday night..South winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy. Numerous showers in the evening. Scattered Thunderstorms.
Monday..South winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered Thunderstorms. Numerous showers in the afternoon.
Monday night..South winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..South winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered Thunderstorms.
|GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 302 Pm Edt Thu May 24 2018 |
Synopsis..Atlantic high pressure is extending into the central gulf coast and will continue to hold through the end of the week. Winds and seas remain benign...except higher in the vicinity of Thunderstorms. A trough of low pressure currently along the east side of the yucatan peninsula lifts northward into the gulf of mexico during the weekend with increasing winds and seas. All mariners should continue to Monitor the progress of this system in the coming days.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Fort Myers Shores, 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
301 pm edt Thu may 24 2018
Short term (tonight-Friday)
High pressure ridging across the area will weaken through
Friday as an area of low pressure over the NW caribbean
begins to move north into the yucatan channel. Moist and
unstable tropical air remains in place across the area
through the period, with afternoon shower and thunderstorm
activity diminishing for the overnight hours, and then
returning across the area late Friday morning through Friday
afternoon. Lows tonight expected in the lower to mid 70s.
Highs Friday generally in the mid to upper 80s. Will
continue to monitor the possible tropical development of the
area of low pressure for weekend impacts here.
Long term (Friday night-Thursday)
The main forecast concern for the end of the week into the
weekend continues to be the tropical disturbance currently
located near the yucatan peninsula. The national hurricane
center has increased the chance of development to 70% within
the next 2 days and 90% within the next 5 days. There are
some minor model differences in the eventual track and
timing, but generally expect this system to move into the
central or eastern gulf of mexico on Saturday, continuing to
drift northward toward the northern gulf coast region
Saturday night into Sunday. Global models then stall this
feature through Tuesday.
The overall forecast thinking has not changed much, as a
deep southeast to south flow will keep abundant tropical
moisture over the state through the weekend. We are still
expecting widespread 3-5 inch rainfall totals through this
event, with locally higher amounts certainly possible. In
addition to the heavy rainfall, saturated soils will
exacerbate the flooding concerns. Area rivers remain below
flood stage this afternoon, but again, additional rainfall
will likely lead to some minor flooding on several streams
and rivers. If this system tracks farther westward than
currently forecast, rainfall totals will likely be lower.
Once this system washes out, we will still be looking at|
remnant tropical moisture over the region, so scattered
showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast
Showers and thunderstorms are starting to develop over the
southern terminals this afternoon and will spread across the
rest of the area over the next couple of hours. A weak sea
breeze is expected near the coast of the northern
terminals, otherwise light E SE flow will prevail through
the period. Thunderstorms diminish after 01z, with skies
clearing some overnight, then chances returning late Friday
Light E SE winds through the end of the week with likely
showers and thunderstorms. Winds and seas higher near the
storms. Then will be monitoring an area of low pressure lift
northward from the yucatan channel area for possible
tropical development. At this time, it looks like the local
impacts from this are to raise winds, especially over the
offshore waters, to SCA levels, with possible gale force
gusts and showers and thunderstorms continuing. High
pressure will then build back in across the waters from the
atlantic for early next week.
Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 74 86 72 80 40 80 30 80
fmy 72 84 72 81 20 70 80 80
gif 73 87 72 81 20 50 30 70
srq 73 85 72 80 30 60 60 80
bkv 71 87 70 81 50 80 40 70
spg 74 85 73 81 40 70 40 80
Tbw watches warnings advisories
Gulf waters... None.
Short term aviation marine fire weather... 24 hubbard
mid term long term decision support... 05 carlisle
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|FMRF1 - 8725520 - Fort Myers, FL||8 mi||79 min||Calm G 1.9||76°F||86°F||1016.8 hPa|
|NPSF1 - 8725110 - Naples, FL||41 mi||79 min||79°F||81°F||1017 hPa|
|VENF1 - Venice, FL||44 mi||97 min||WNW 11 G 12||80°F||80°F||1016.5 hPa (-1.8)||75°F|
|RKXF1 - Rookery Bay Reserve, FL||46 mi||112 min||74°F||74°F|
Wind History for Naples, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Fort Myers, Page Field, FL||11 mi||44 min||WNW 4||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||76°F||73°F||94%||1016.7 hPa|
|Fort Myers, Southwest Florida International Airport, FL||12 mi||44 min||SSE 8||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||81°F||71°F||72%||1016.4 hPa|
|Punta Gorda, Charlotte County Airport, FL||18 mi||44 min||S 5||10.00 mi||Light Rain||77°F||72°F||85%||1017.2 hPa|
Wind History from FMY (wind in knots)
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Thu -- 12:16 AM EDT 0.94 feet High Tide
Thu -- 03:34 AM EDT Moonset
Thu -- 06:36 AM EDT Sunrise
Thu -- 07:19 AM EDT 0.03 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 01:47 PM EDT 1.07 feet High Tide
Thu -- 03:49 PM EDT Moonrise
Thu -- 08:00 PM EDT 0.25 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 08:12 PM EDT Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Point Ybel (0.4 Mi. NW of) |
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Thu -- 02:17 AM EDT -0.89 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 03:34 AM EDT Moonset
Thu -- 04:48 AM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:37 AM EDT Sunrise
Thu -- 08:17 AM EDT 0.96 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 12:23 PM EDT -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 03:06 PM EDT -0.98 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 03:50 PM EDT Moonrise
Thu -- 06:06 PM EDT 0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 08:13 PM EDT Sunset
Thu -- 09:41 PM EDT 0.58 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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