Thursday, April25, 2019 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Fort Myers Shores, FL

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:53AMSunset 7:57PM Thursday April 25, 2019 8:54 PM EDT (00:54 UTC) Moonrise 12:11AMMoonset 10:58AM Illumination 60% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 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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GMZ836 Charlotte Harbor And Pine Island Sound- 844 Pm Edt Thu Apr 25 2019
Rest of tonight..South winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming west around 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Showers likely and a slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Friday night..North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday..Northeast winds around 10 knots diminishing to around 5 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming west around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday night..Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east around 5 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Sunday..East winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Sunday night..Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east in the late evening and overnight. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Monday..East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Monday night..East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Tuesday..East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 844 Pm Edt Thu Apr 25 2019
Synopsis..High pressure across the east gulf of mexico from the atlantic this afternoon slides east tonight as a cold front approaches from the west. This front reaches the coastal waters early Friday and moves onshore during the day then stalls over or offshore south florida during the weekend...as weak high pressure settles in along the northern gulf coast. This high tracks out over the atlantic and strengthens early in the week while stretching back across the gulf of mexico.


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
843 pm edt Thu apr 25 2019

Marginal risk of strong to severe storms Friday...

Aviation
MainlyVFR conditions tonight with LCL MVFR field fog in
typical prone areas. Friday broken line of convection for
brief flight restrictions and vcts shra with gusty SW winds.

Update
Forecast on track with warm and humid conditions tonight
with deepening southerly flow and increasing moisture. The
area remains in a marginal risk for strong to severe storms
as a broken line of convection moves through the area
tomorrow.

Prev discussion issued 255 pm edt Thu apr 25 2019
short term (this afternoon - Friday)...

mid level ridging along the eastern seaboard this afternoon slides
out over the atlantic tonight as a short wave trough with an
associated cold front near the lower mississippi valley propagates
eastward. The trough front track across the eastern gulf coast fl
panhandle later tonight and early Fri then over the fl peninsula
during the morning and afternoon.

Winds become southerly tonight and southwesterly ahead of the front
fri with increasing moisture... Models all indicate a band of pwat
values close to 2 inches in advance of the front. This moisture
along with lift from the upper trough front and some instability
from limited daytime heating will support showers and
thunderstorms... With scattered to numerous coverage. These begin
pushing into the nature coast shortly before sunrise and central
then southern counties between mid morning and mid afternoon. A
few storms could become strong to marginally severe. The greatest
threat will be isolated damaging wind gusts... Along with small
hail and lightning.

Mid term long term (Friday night - Thursday)...

a negatively tilted upper level trough will be lifting out to the
northeast up along the eastern seaboard Friday night with an
attendant cold front and band of showers and storms along and ahead
it exiting to the south of the forecast area. In the wake of theses
features a zonal flow aloft develops during the weekend followed by
upper level ridging building in over the gulf florida during the
early and middle part of next week in response to upper troughing
over the western u.S.. At the surface high pressure building in over
the southeastern states and northern gulf during the weekend will
shift east into the atlantic early next week and will extend back to
the west across the northern peninsula through Thursday with a low
level east-southeast wind flow expected across the forecast area. A
fairly dry and increasingly subsident air mass under the ridging
should keep overall rain chances out of the forecast with only
perhaps some isolated diurnal showers (pops 20 percent) possible
over central and southern interior zones along the sea breeze during
Wednesday and Thursday afternoons as low level moisture slowly
increases across the area. Near seasonal level temperatures on
Saturday will climb to above normal through the remainder of the
period with overnight lows warming to the mid and upper 60s with
even some lower 70s along the coast by early next week, with daytime
highs climbing into the upper 80s to around 90 each afternoon.

Marine... Prevailing winds seas 15 knots 4 feet or less as
a cold front moves in Fri bringing showers thunderstorms
with locally higher winds and seas and a shift in wind
direction. Week high pressure settles in along the northern
gulf for the weekend then slides out over the atlantic for
early next week... Strengthening as it reaches back to the
gulf.

Fire weather...

increasing moisture ahead of an approaching front will preclude
any low rh concerns for Fri but dry air works in Sat with the rh
at 35 percent or less... However winds will be light and not create
red flag conditions. Robust winds... 20 foot and transport... Will
result in high dispersion indices Friday. Moisture returns sun
with the minimum rh staying above critical levels.

Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 70 81 63 85 10 80 0 0
fmy 70 86 65 87 0 50 0 0
gif 67 83 61 86 10 70 0 0
srq 70 81 65 85 0 70 0 0
bkv 67 81 59 86 30 60 0 0
spg 70 78 65 86 10 80 0 0

Tbw watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Gulf waters... None.

Davis


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FMRF1 - 8725520 - Fort Myers, FL 8 mi37 min SSW 2.9 G 6 77°F 81°F1013.8 hPa
BGCF1 - Big Carlos Pass, FL 23 mi61 min SSW 7 G 8 78°F 1014.8 hPa
NPSF1 - 8725110 - Naples, FL 41 mi37 min SSE 7 G 8 80°F 79°F1014.4 hPa
VENF1 - Venice, FL 44 mi55 min SSW 9.9 G 11 76°F 76°F1014 hPa (-0.8)69°F
RKXF1 - Rookery Bay Reserve, FL 46 mi70 min SSW 4.1 78°F 71°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fort Myers, Page Field, FL11 mi62 minSSW 610.00 miFair77°F64°F66%1014.1 hPa
Fort Myers, Southwest Florida International Airport, FL12 mi62 minWSW 810.00 miFair74°F64°F74%1013.9 hPa
Punta Gorda, Charlotte County Airport, FL18 mi62 minSW 710.00 miFair76°F66°F72%1014.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers
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Thu -- 01:11 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:33 AM EDT     -0.27 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:54 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 11:03 AM EDT     0.40 feet High Tide
Thu -- 11:58 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 02:15 PM EDT     0.28 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:56 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:04 PM EDT     1.05 feet High 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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Thu -- 01:11 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 01:45 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:37 AM EDT     0.72 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 06:44 AM EDT     0.67 knots Min Flood
Thu -- 06:55 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:20 AM EDT     0.67 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 11:44 AM EDT     0.16 knots Min Flood
Thu -- 11:59 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 03:08 PM EDT     0.73 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 05:35 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:56 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:25 PM EDT     -1.02 knots Max Ebb
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