Friday, February23, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Solana, FL

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5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 6:55AMSunset 6:27PM Friday February 23, 2018 3:37 PM EST (20:37 UTC) Moonrise 12:14PMMoonset 12:58AM Illumination 61% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 8 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- 238 Pm Est Fri Feb 23 2018
Tonight..North winds around 10 knots then becoming east in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
Saturday..East winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Saturday night..Southwest winds around 10 knots then becoming southeast in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday..South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Sunday night..Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
Monday..South winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
Monday night..West winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of showers.
Tuesday..Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming north around 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth. A slight chance of showers.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds around 5 knots then becoming east around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Wednesday..Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming south around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
GMZ800 Synopsis For The Coastal Waters From Bonita Beach To Suwannee River- 238 Pm Est Fri Feb 23 2018
Synopsis..High pressure will remain over the region through the weekend and into early next week with generally light winds and seas.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Solana, FL
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Area Discussion for - Tampa Bay, FL
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228 pm est Fri feb 23 2018

Short term (this afternoon - Saturday)
Stacked ridging to keep near record high temps again in many
areas this afternoon in humid low level SE flow. Models
continue to indicate a slight chance of seabreeze convergence
low topped showers in coastal areas into this evening.

Overnight, the warm and humid airmass to remain in place and again
help produce areas of dense fog and low clouds over the nature
coast with some localized patchy fog elsewhere mainly in typical
fog prone areas.

On Saturday, warm and humid stacked ridging continues while the
w atlantic surface high pressure area slightly weakens and sinks
southward allowing the winds to slightly veer se-s and the gradient
to relax a little for better bay and seabreezes development
and inland movement which will keep coastal sites well above
normal but not at record levels like the last 4 days. Mean layer
moisture continues its slow increase for another slight chance
of diurnal seabreeze pops mainly around the i-75 corridor.

Mid-long term (Saturday night through Friday)
Gfs and ECMWF in fair agreement at 500 mb through Wednesday
with strong upper level ridge keeping local temperatures 6
to 10 degrees above normal with a 10-20% chance of afternoon
and evening showers. However, GFS a bit stronger with
convergence along a sea breeze front Saturday afternoon and
evening with scattered showers (30-40%) along the west coast
of florida.

Both models eject and upper level short wave in the southwest u.S.

Wednesday into the great lakes region later on Thursday, then begin
to diverge. Both models bring a cool front through forecast area on
Friday, but the GFS is stronger with the cold air advection. The gfs
mex is showing normal temperatures of 75 at the villages. Will split
the difference with the ece with high temperatures Friday forecast
to be 3-5 degrees above normal rather than the current 6-10 degrees.

Aviation
Generally vrf conditions expected with a sct-bkn 050-070 cloud
deck at TAF sites rest of the afternoon into tonight with an
isolated light shower possible near the coast. Overnight, patchy
fog with MVFR vsbys in typical fog prone areas especially
around lal and pgd from around 10z-14z.

Marine
High pressure to remain in the region with light e-se winds and
seas along with afternoon seabreezes daily. Winds and seas expected
to remain below and headlines.

Fire weather
Warm and humid conditions to continue through the weekend and
into early next week with light southeast winds and seabreezes
near the coast.

Preliminary point temps pops
Tpa 67 83 68 83 20 10 30 0
fmy 66 84 66 85 10 10 10 10
gif 64 85 66 86 0 10 20 10
srq 67 81 67 80 10 10 20 0
bkv 63 85 64 85 20 10 30 0
spg 68 83 68 83 20 10 20 0

Tbw watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Gulf waters... None.

Short term aviation marine fire weather... 25 davis
mid term long term decision support... 72 noah


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FMRF1 - 8725520 - Fort Myers, FL 22 mi50 min ENE 4.1 G 7 81°F 80°F1023.7 hPa
VENF1 - Venice, FL 23 mi38 min SW 8.9 G 9.9 76°F 75°F1024.3 hPa (-3.0)69°F
42013 - C10 - Navy-2 49 mi68 min SSE 7.8 G 9.7 73°F

Wind History for Naples, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Punta Gorda, Charlotte County Airport, FL4 mi45 minE 910.00 miMostly Cloudy85°F62°F46%1024.6 hPa
Venice Municipal Airport, FL22 mi43 minSSW 910.00 miMostly Cloudy82°F68°F62%1024.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Punta Gorda, Charlotte Harbor, Florida
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Punta Gorda
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Fri -- 12:57 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 03:09 AM EST     First Quarter
Fri -- 03:34 AM EST     -0.15 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:57 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:55 AM EST     0.77 feet High Tide
Fri -- 12:14 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 12:25 PM EST     0.73 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:25 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 08:17 PM EST     1.67 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Boca Grande Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Florida Current
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Boca Grande Pass
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Fri -- 12:58 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 02:21 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:09 AM EST     First Quarter
Fri -- 05:25 AM EST     1.60 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 06:58 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 11:43 AM EST     0.32 knots Min Flood
Fri -- 12:15 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:11 PM EST     1.75 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 06:26 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:11 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 11:50 PM EST     -2.33 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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IR Satellite Image from GEOS
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Wind Forecast for Tampa Bay, FL (15,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Tampa Bay Area, FL
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Gulf Stream Current


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